After accepting your place

After accepting 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:

Library Issue Desk
Singleton Park
Swansea University
Wales UK

If you are an international non-EU student, you will be required to present your current passport and BRP collection letter in order to collect your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). 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.

Here is the link for joining your course:

Here are the links to enrolment instructions for new students:


Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for accommodation?

How do I send in my results?

Alternatively these can be sent by fax: +44 (0) 1792 295110 or by post:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Swansea University
Singleton Park

Please quote your 6-digit student number in all correspondence with the Admissions Office.

When will I find out if my conditional offer has become unconditional?

  • If you meet the exact terms of your offer your place will be confirmed as unconditional within two working days from receipt of your results. Home/EU applicants will receive an email notifying them that their offer of a place has been confirmed and if required for official purposes, they can request an unconditional statement. All international students are issued with an unconditional statement once their results have been processed and place confirmed.

It is likely to take longer than two working days to make a decision on your application if you have NOT met the exact terms of your offer as the Admissions Office will need to discuss your application with the appropriate academic Admissions Tutor.

What happens if I miss the conditions of my offer?

  • We will review your application if you have missed the conditions of your offer and it may still be possible to confirm your place. You should, therefore, ensure that you email your results to as soon as they are available. Whether we will be able to confirm your place depends on how close to the conditions your results are, as well as the number of students who have met their conditions and, therefore, on how many places we have remaining.

Can I study an English Language programme before starting my postgraduate degree?

  • Details of the University's pre-sessional English Language programmes, including an application form, can be found at:

 How do I apply for an ATAS Clearance Certificate?

  • If you have applied for a taught Master's degree or research programme for which ATAS clearance is required we will provide you guidance on how to apply for an ATAS Clearance Certificate with your offer letter* (*As candidates can only apply for ATAS clearance within 6 months of the start of their programme, we will send this information for taught master's candidates from April onwards, in the year of admission.) You will need to apply for ATAS clearance before applying for your student visa. Please see the ATAS website for an application form and details of how to apply.
    You must allow sufficient time for your University application to be considered and proceed in time for you to apply for ATAS clearance and your Tier 4 Visa. For example, for Masters' courses starting in September, applications should be received by 31 July at the latest. Research applicants will need to leave more time for their application to be considered.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

  • If you are an international student, you will be required to pay a deposit of £2,000 before we can issue you with a CAS number. You should make your payment by wire transfer into Swansea University's bank account. Here are the bank details you will need:

Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, Oxford Street, Swansea

Sort Code: 30-95-46  Account Number: 02783215
Swift Code: LOYDGB21101 IBAN NO: GB64LOYD30954602783215

You must quote your 6-digit student number when making a payment (the number on the top of your offer letter) or we may not be able to match your deposit to your application.

If a government or company are paying your fees you should ask them for a letter confirming this. You would not normally have to pay a deposit if you are receiving financial support from an official sponsor or via a US Federal Loan. Unfortunately we do not accept parents or family as sponsors and these are not acceptable for visa purposes.

Have you received my deposit? Will I receive a receipt?

  • Deposit payments can take a number of days to clear and for the Finance Department to inform the Admissions Office of your payment. It is possible that the Admissions Office may only be informed of your deposit payment 5-10 working days after it has been paid.
  • Receipts can be issued by the Finance Department on request.

If you pay your deposit (or full fees prior to enrolment) via bank transfer, cheque or banker's draft, email for a receipt. They will need your 6-digit student number, the bank's name, the date of payment and amount.

If you pay in person by cheque, card or cash, you will be given a receipt when you pay.

How do I obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) number?

  • Information on how to obtain a CAS number will be sent to international students with your formal offer of admission.

We will email you a statement containing your CAS number within 6 months of the start date of the course and once you have completed all of the following:

  • Been made an unconditional offer of a place (or have met all of the terms of your conditional offer);
  • Have paid a £2,000 deposit towards your tuition fees or provided us with a letter from your official financial sponsor responsible for paying your fees;
  • Accepted your offer by signing and sending back the acceptance letter;
  • Completed and returned your Tier 4 Previous Study Questionnaire;
  • Provided the Admissions Office with a photocopy of your passport.

Further information can be found at:

 How do I apply for a visa?

If you wish to discuss the visa application process, please contact our colleagues in the University's International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) at

I am arriving from overseas. Can I be met at the airport?

  • Yes, if you arrive the weekend before main enrolment in September. We want to make sure that your first journey to Swansea is as smooth as possible, so for a small charge, we offer a meet and greet airport pick up service to all new International and EU students from London Heathrow Airport. Detailed information can be found at:

 How do I enrol on my programme?

Can I get a part time job?

 What should I do if I am no longer coming to Swansea?