ISAS International Student Advisory Service

Important visa information

  • UK Visas and Immigration announced important changes in rules on 13 July 2015. Some of these rules started from 3rd August and some from 10th August 2015. There will also be some changes starting 12 November 2015 Find out how these changes might affect you...
  • There are time limits (caps) to the amount of time you can have to complete or further your study. Find out more ...
  • UK Visas and Immigration has introduced a BRP card for all students issued with a visa for more than six months outside the UK.  Swansea University ACL code is 2HE544. Find out more... 
  • There is a new Immigration Health Surcharge for Tier 4 visas, find out more ... 
  • If you are applying to extend your Tier 4 visa in the UK, you may need to attend an interview in the UK,read more ... 

Visas and Immigration

Information about how to apply for a UK visa, visa information for dependants and visas for other countries.


How many hours can I work?

What is a national insurance number and how can I get one?

What work visas can I apply for after studies?

Financial Matters

Find out more about opening a bank account, cost of living and other financial issues.

International Development Office (IDO)

For information about how to apply for a course at Swansea University, tuition fees and what scholarships are available to new applicants, find out more from the International Development Office (IDO).

International Handbook

Our handbook includes information about visas, living in Swansea and advice for bringing families.

Pre Arrival Information

Information about the Heathrow Meet & Greet service in September, Orientation and Welcome, and enrolment.


Life in Swansea

Find out more about living in Swansea, including information for families.

Visa Video Guides

Watch our videos to find out how to complete a Tier 4 online application outside the UK or from within the UK