Continuing postgraduates

Before you enrol

Need a new University ID card? To have your card ready to pick up during enrolment week send a recent colour passport-sized photo with your six-digit student number and name written on the back to: "Library Issue Desk, Swansea University,  SA2 8PP, Wales UK"

Paying fees yourself: If you are paying part or all of your tuition fees directly ensure funds are available to pay by card or by direct debit in two instalments from a UK bank account or by cheque. If you intend on paying by bank transfer, contact the Cash Office on +44 (0)1792 295684 between 9.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. A guide to paying your fees is available for:

External sponsorship: If we do not have details of your employer, trust, council or embassy and how much they are paying towards your fees send a Confirmation of Sponsorship form or a letter from your sponsor with the equivalent details to: "Student Records Office, Singleton Abbey, Swansea University,  SA2 8PP" or send a scanned image to studentfinance@swansea.ac.uk

University scholarship or bursary: Students in receipt of a University scholarship or bursary contribution towards their tuition fees can confirm details are correct during enrolment. If they are not correct please contact the member of staff who originated the award and ask them to progress authorisation of your tuition fee scholarship or bursary.

Staff eligible for a staff bursary or research assistant bursary can either submit an approved application form and then enrol online, or bring the completed form in person to enrol in Student Records, Singleton Abbey.

International students need to bring a current passport and visa in person. 

Continuing international students check your visa has not expired and if necessary apply for a visa extension to cover the duration of your course. IMPORTANT You are not allowed to apply for a visa extension if it would lead to spending more than 5 years studying in the UK at undergraduate or master's degree level with a Tier 4 student visa. If you think that you will be affected by the 5 year limit on study at degree level, it is very important that you talk to ISAS  as soon as possible.

University payments to students If you rely on a bursary or scholarship to pay your bills note the first payment is made after you enrol and may not be in your bank account by the 1st day of the month. To avoid going overdrawn, you are strongly advised that your direct debits and standing orders should have a payment date on or after the second Monday of the month. If you have not received a payment you were expecting then contact the Finance Payments section.

International students

International visas

What international students need to know about extending a visa in order to continue studying at Swansea University

Extending your visa

How to pay fees

How to pay fees

Enrolment steps for a Continuing Postgraduate

September-October enrolment

You are expected to enrol annually in September as follows:

  • Enrol on your course online to be formally recognised as a student studying at Swansea University, for details browse online enrolment FAQ. 
  • If for any reason you cannot enrol online don't panic! Staff will be available to help and if necessary you will have an opportunity to enrol on campus
  • International Students will need a passport and visa that has not expired. If we already have a record of your immigration documents you can enrol online. Self-funded international students must pay at least 50% of the tuition fees in order to enrol.

Enrol on modules in your department (Module Selection)

During online enrolment if you are a taught master's postgraduate you can check your module selection and credits are correct. For example, if you are a part-time 2nd year postgraduate then you need 60 (level M) credits selected and if you are in Part 2 you need a 60 credit dissertation (level D) module selected. If necessary contact your department to change or correct your module selection.  

Return date

  • Taught postgraduates: Your department may expect you to report on a different date to the start of term depending on your teaching timetable.
  • Research students: Contact your main supervisor to inform them you have enrolled and to confirm the next step of your work plan

January enrolment

NOTE: Offices closed 23rd December until 2nd January

These are the steps you must follow and complete before the end of January:

  • Enrol on your course online to be formally recognised as a student studying at Swansea University, for details browse ouronline enrolment FAQ
  • If for any reason you cannot enrol online don't panic! Staff will be available to help and if necessary you will have an opportunity to enrol on campus
  • International Students To enrol you need a passport and visa that has not expired. If we already have a record of your immigration documents you can enrol online. If you are paying fees yourself note you will need to pay at least 50% of this year's tuition fee (plus any outstanding fees from last year).

Return date

Contact your department or main supervisor to confirm you have enrolled and discuss the next step of your work plan, collect any course materials and if necessary make arrangements to return departmental forms e.g. health & safety for laboratory work.

March-April enrolment

NOTE: Offices will be closed from 29th March until 2nd April

These are the steps you must follow and complete before the end of April:

  • Enrol on your course online to be formally recognised as a student studying at Swansea University, for details browse online enrolment FAQ. 
  • If for any reason you cannot enrol online don't panic! Staff will be available to help and if necessary you will have an opportunity to enrol on campus
  • International students To enrol you need a passport and visa that has not expired. If we already have a record of your immigration documents you can enrol online. If you are paying yourself international students pay at least 50% of the tuition fee

Return date

Contact your department or main supervisor to confirm you have enrolled and discuss the next step of your work plan, collect any course materials and if necessary make arrangements to return departmental forms e.g. health & safety for laboratory work.

July enrolment

These are the steps you must follow and complete before the end of July:

  • Enrol on your course online to be formally recognised as a student studying at Swansea University, for details browse online enrolment FAQ. 
  • If for any reason you cannot enrol online don't panic! Staff will be available to help and if necessary you will have an opportunity to enrol on campus
  • International students To enrol you need a passport and visa that has not expired. If we already have a record of your immigration documents you can enrol online. If you are paying yourself international students pay at least 50% of the tuition fee

Return date

Contact your department or main supervisor to confirm you have enrolled and discuss the next step of your work plan, collect any course materials and if necessary make arrangements to return departmental forms e.g. health & safety for laboratory work.

International student attendance

International students issued a Tier 4 student visa are subject to the University’s attendance monitoring system for full-time international students and will be expected to enrol annually and register at regular intervals in the Library.

Notice of termination of candidature for non enrolment

Please note, if you do not enrol you may be withdrawn for non enrolment and will no longer be able to access University facilities, such as Blackboard, or stay in University owned accommodation in line with the Terms and Conditions of your tenancy agreement. 

If you are not enrolled by the date below and hold a Tier 4 student visa the University is required to inform the Home Office of your non-enrolment and if this happens, there is a real risk that your visa will be cancelled.

The University will inform your Council (Local Authority) | Sponsor | Home Office (where relevant) of your withdrawal and notify you by email as follows:

  • New students will be sent notification by email that your record has been closed and you are no longer eligible to study at Swansea University.
  • Continuing students will be sent notification by email that if you did not enrol or suspend your studies your candidature with the University will be withdrawn.

If you receive notification of your withdrawal but you think you have been withdrawn in error or you are now in a position to enrol, you may be reinstated by submitting a Late Enrolment Approval Form at the same time you enrol no later than two weeks after the dates below:

  • For new taught masters courses starting in September/October - your latest enrolment date will be Monday 20th October
  • For all other courses starting in September/October - your latest enrolment date will be Monday 27th October
  • For courses starting in December/January enrolment deadline is Friday 31st January.
  • For courses starting in March/April enrolment deadline is Monday 28th April
  • for courses satarting in July enrolment deadline is Monday 28th July