Continuing postgraduates

Preparations for enrolment

  1. To pick up a new University ID card during Arrivals and Welcome week you will need to 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"
  2. Have funding in place to pay your tuition fees: 
    • If you intend to pay tuition fees yourself you can either make one payment by card or in two instalments by direct debit  from a UK bank account. If you intend paying by bank transfer, contact the Cash Office on +44 (0)1792 295684 between 9.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. for further details browse our Guide to paying fees for UK and EU students or the Guide for paying fees for International students
    • Confirm you are sponsored. If your employer, trust, council or embassy is paying towards your fees please send a Confirmation of Sponsorship form or a letter from your sponsor with the equivalent details by post to: "Student Records Office, Singleton Abbey, Swansea University,  SA2 8PP" or by email send a scanned image to studentfinance@swansea.ac.uk
    • Make sure your University scholarship or bursary is authorised. If you have a University scholarship or bursary you 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 online authorisation of your tuition fee bursary. 
    • Staff eligible for a bursary need to submit an approved staff bursary form or Research Assistants need to submit a Research Assistant Bursary form  before enrolling.
  3. International students in order to complete your enrolment please bring your current passport and visa in person .
  4. Continuing international students please 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 our International Student Advisory Service  as soon as possible.
  5. If you rely on a University bursary or scholarship to pay your bills it is important to 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 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 please 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

You are expected to enrol annually in January as follows:

  • Enrol on your course online to be formally recognised as a student studying at Swansea University, for details browse the 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 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

You are expected to enrol annually in April 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 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

You are expected to enrol annually in July 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 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 by the date below you may be withdrawn for non enrolment and will no longer be able to continue your studies, 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 hold a Tier 4 student visa and are not enrolled by the date below 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 Student Finance (the Student Loans Company) | Sponsor | Employer | Home Office (where relevant) of your withdrawal and notify you by email that your record has been closed and you are no longer eligible to study at Swansea University.

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 on courses starting in September/October your latest enrolment date will be Monday 20th October
  • For all other students on courses starting in September/October your latest enrolment date will be Monday 27th October
  • The enrolment deadline for courses starting in December/January is end of January.
  • The enrolment deadline for courses for courses starting in March/April is end of April
  • The enrolment deadline for courses satarting in July enrolment deadline is end of July