International Entry Requirements

International Students

We welcome students from all over the world and will consider applications from students who have international qualifications which are equivalent to UK A Levels.  

Some of the most popular equivalents are set out below, but if your country or qualification is not listed here please contact international@swansea.ac.uk

Country

Requirement

Language Requirement

China

Senior High School Graduation Diploma plus 1 year in a recognised HEI (with 70% min pass mark)

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Ghana

 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WAEC /NECO) plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Hong Kong

HK A levels or HK Diploma of Secondary Education

HKCEE English grade C or above

India

CBSE or CISCE Grade XII with 75% or above in each subject OT HSSC from state boards with 80% or above in each subject

Grade 6 or above ICSE English

Kuwait

General Secondary School Certificate plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Mongolia

Successful completion of Secondary Education plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Nigeria

National Diploma (minimum of lower credit required)

Min C in WAEC English

Norway

Vitnemal-Videragaende Opplaering (provided it is endorsed general studiekompetanse) 4 or above

Pass in English in Vitnemalgrunnskolen

Oman

Secondary School Leaving Certificate plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Pakistan

HSC humanities/commerce with 50% minimum overall score plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Qatar

General Secondary Education Certificate plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Saudi Arabia

General Secondary Education Certificate plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

Turkey

Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

UAE

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah) plus an appropriate foundation or bridging programme

IELTS 6.0 or Swansea University recognised equivalent

USA

A minimum of 550 in each part of the SAT Reasoning tests (or 1650 overall) plus a score of 550 in any SAR Subject tests taken; OR a score of 3 and above in at least 3 Group A AP tests (with the option of asking for a score of 4 in a relevant academic subject); OR a composite score of 25 or above in the ACT

Grade C or above in English in the high School Diploma

 

International Foundation Programme

International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may pursue the International Foundation Programme offered by our partners, International College Wales Swansea (ICWS). The Foundation Programme is a pre-university qualification that provides a direct pathway onto one of our Economics undergraduate degree programmes. Further information can be found at www.icws-uk.co.uk