New research postgraduates

September Instructions

The official Swansea University enrolment and induction instructions for new research students.

Note for continuing students and new research students starting at other times your enrolment information is available at:

Enrolment elements for research postgraduates

1. Enrol on your course

You will need to enrol online by:

  • Checking and updating your student record information
  • Pay tuition fees or provide evidence of sponsorship
  • Agreeing to the data protection statement
  • Agreeing to be a student at Swansea University and abide by the academic guide regulations

If for any reason you cannot enrol online don't panic! During arrivals weekend and welcome week staff will be available to help.

2. International non EU enrolment in person

If you are not from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, after enrolling online you need to enrol in person:

  • Bring your passport and visa
  • Pick up your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card)
  • If necessary, bring your qualification certificate and sponsor letter

3. Pick up your University ID card

You must be enrolled and provide proof of identity, for example, a passport, UK ID card or other photo id before your card is issued.

  • Pick up your new University ID card from Fulton House during Arrivals and Welcome week and from the Library during term.
  • If you did not send in a passport photo before arriving, in order to produce your card drop off your photo with your name and student number written on the back.

4. Report to your supervisor and College

  • Inform your main supervisor that you have enrolled and confirm the next step of your work plan. Your supervisor and College administration office can advise about attending induction events or training modules.
  • Check out the welcome activities in the marquee in front of Fulton House, Singleton Park Campus
Postgraduate Induction
Mathematics Induction 21 - 25 September from 10:00 – 14.00, Talbot Room 200, Singleton Campus


International enrolment

What new international students need to know about arriving and enrolling as a student at Swansea University

Read more

How to pay fees

How to pay fees


EventEvent DateEvent Information
Joining your course August-September Before you Arrive Checklist
Online Enrolment Starts Monday
14 September
Online Enrolment FAQ 
Enrolment cycle (PDF)
Arrivals weekend
Friday to Sunday
18 - 20 September
Arrivals and Welcome
International (non-EU) Enrolment  Friday to Thursday
18 - 24 September
Enrolment in person
Welcome Week & Induction Monday to Friday 
21 - 25 September
Undergraduate Induction
Postgraduate Induction
Fresher Events
Start of teaching 28 September Term & Semester dates
Academic Colleges
Joining your course

Joining your course

Information about what to do before you leave home and to help you prepare for your move to Swansea University.

Joining your course Checklist

Arrivals weekend

Arrivals weekend

Find out what's happening 

Arrivals and Welcome