Continuing postgraduates

Preparations for enrolment

Sort out your tuition fees:

  • If your employer, trust, council or embassy is paying towards your fees, send us a Confirmation of Sponsorship form or a letter from your sponsor by post to: "Student Records Office, Singleton Abbey, Swansea University,  SA2 8PP" or by email to
  • If the University or College is paying towards your fee, make sure your bursary has been authorised when you enrol (members of staff send us your Staff bursary or Research Assistant bursary form)
  • Otherwise you need to make your own arrangements to pay by card or direct debit when you enrol or pay in advance by logging in to the SU intranet and click on Financial Transactions to make a payment.

International students

Paying your bills

  • If you rely on a bursary, scholarship, grant or loan to pay your bills, please 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, we advise direct debits/making regular payments after the 7th day of the month.
  • If you have not received a University maintenance payment you were expecting, please contact the Finance Payments section.

Enrolment steps for a Continuing Postgraduate

Enrol annually on your course

  • Login to the intranet to check your details and agree to a student declaration to enrol on your course, browse the Online Enrolment FAQ for details
  • If you are self funding, during online enrolment you will need to pay your fees by card or set up a direct debit or for alternative methods of payment browse How to pay fees
  • If you are an international student and your passport and visa has expired or recently changed, bring your passport and visa to the enrolment venue to be verified

Enrol on modules

  • If you are a taught master's postgraduate, during online enrolment check your module selection and credits are correct. A full time student normally needs to select 120-180 credits and a part time student, normally needs 60 credits selected.
  • If necessary, contact your department to change or correct your module selection. 

Contact your College

  • If you are a taught postgraduates, please refer to your department about when to return and chack your teaching timetable.
  • Research students should contact your main supervisor to inform them you have enrolled and confirm the next step of your work plan


International students

International visas

What international students need to know about extending or applying for a visa in order to study at Swansea University

Advice about your visa

How to pay fees

How to pay fees

Enrolment deadlines and termination of candidature

If you do not enrol by the deadline dates, you may be withdrawn for non enrolment. 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.

Quarter Course start Enrolment start date Enrolment deadline
1 September 19/Sep/2016 17/Oct/2016
2 January 14/Dec/2015 18/Jan/2016
3 April 14/Mar/2016 18/Apr/2016
4 July 13/Jun/2016 18/Jul/2016

If you are withdrawn:

  • you will no longer be able to continue your studies, access University facilities, such as Blackboard
  • you will not be able to stay in University owned accommodation in line with the Terms and Conditions of your tenancy agreement
  • if you hold a Tier 4 student visa, there is a real risk your visa will be cancelled

If you receive notification of your withdrawal but you think there has been an error or you are now in a position to enrol, you may be reinstated to enrol by submitting a Late Enrolment Approval Form