After you have accepted your place

1. Applying for accommodation

UK students

Due to demand we will only be able to offer a limited number of places in accommodation to UK postgraduate students. Most of these will be in University Managed Properties. However UK postgraduate students will also be eligible to apply for one of the positions of Welfare Wardens. The University will offer all other postgraduate students assistance in finding suitable private sector accommodation.

EU and International students

A room in university residence is guaranteed to new international postgraduates who:-

Hold a firm offer of a postgraduate place on a full time course;

Make an application for accommodation; and

Confirm attendance at Swansea by 30 June.

Places will be allocated on a date order basis until all vacancies are filled. Once an offer has been sent students have seven days to accept and pay the deposit which forms part of the acceptance. If the offer is not accepted within this time frame the room is re-offered to another student.

Whilst every attempt will be made to offer the preferred accommodation choice, places in accommodation are offered on a first come first served basis therefore, no guarantee of specific accommodation can be given in advance.

Places are offered for the full academic year of the course.

2. Tuition Fees

UK/EU Students

Tuition fees are payable in full at enrolment but the University is aware of the financial burden that may arise. We offer what we believe to be a very fair instalment plan that helps spread the burden of fee payments.

If your personal fee contribution is £300 or less you have to pay in full at enrolment.

If your personal fee contribution is greater than £300 then the University does offer the opportunity to pay in 2 equal instalments.

If you choose to take up the instalment option you will be asked to submit a valid direct debit mandate at or before enrolment. We will then make arrangements to collect the fees in November and February (Taught Masters’ courses) or April (Research degree students). We will only accept instalments by direct debit.

International Students

All international students must pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure their place and obtain a CAS statement. This deposit is refundable only in the event of the Government refusing to grant a UK visa under the Points Based System of Immigration, or a student failing to meet the University's entry requirements. This deposit will count towards the payment of tuition fees and is not an additional sum charged above the tuition fee quoted in offer letters.

The remainder of the Tuition fees can either be paid in full before enrolment (2% discount will be offered) or can be paid in two instalments. 50% of your annual tuition fee must be paid at or before enrolment and the remaining 50% should be paid no later than February (Postgraduate Taught Programmes) or April (Postgraduate Research Programme Students).

For more information see the Finance pages.

3. Enrolment

Details of enrolment are sent out to new students from mid-August onwards. UK and EU students have the opportunity to enrol online from mid-September.

All students receive a combined ID and library card. So that yours is ready to collect when you arrive, please write your six-digit student number and name on the back of a recent colour passport photo and post it to our Student Records Office.

If you are an international student, you will be required to present your visa or entry clearance form along with your passport when registering. You will not be allowed to enrol without these documents. You will also be required to present your original Bachelor (or Master’s) degree certificate for matriculation purposes.