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Accommodation for Welsh speakers and learners of Welsh

Swansea University is keen to support its strong community of Welsh speakers. As a result, the University has allocated two halls of residence for Welsh speakers and learners of Welsh in the Preseli Hall at Singleton Park Campus and Emlyn Hall on the Bay Campus.

En-suite and self-catering accommodation is provided with social spaces in these halls. You can rent accommodation for a period of 40 weeks.

Why should you choose accommodation with other Welsh speakers? 

  • A homely atmosphere
  • Opportunity to be part of a close and supportive community
  • Live and socialise through the medium of Welsh
  • Opportunity to take full advantage of a wide range of educational and social activities through the medium of Welsh.

By choosing a hall for Welsh-medium students you will be at the heart of university life, and part of a close community with other Welsh speakers - the perfect choice to help you settle in quickly. Preseli and Emlyn halls offer en-suite and self-catering accommodation with social spaces.

All returning students are also eligible to apply for this accommodation.

How to choose the Accommodation for Welsh speakers? 

Indicate on your application that you wish to live with other Welsh Speakers by ticking the option, and we will offer you a place at the campus where you will be studying.

"From experience, living in accommodation specifically for Welsh speakers has facilitated the process of getting to know everyone, it's great to be able to speak Welsh without worrying about leaving anyone out. Within no time everyone got on well with each other and had something in common. In general, it gives you the opportunity to continue with a Welsh language society and it gives a sense of community. For me, living in accommodation for Welsh speakers has ensured that I make friends easily and got to know the University and the city."

Tomos Watson, Welsh Language Officer of the Students' Union

Further Information about the Halls of Residences

For more information about the halls, please see;