Starting university in 2021

We understand this has been a difficult year for you and missing out on in-person UCAS events and all the other ways you would normally find out about life at university has probably left you with many questions.

So, to help you with your decision-making we’ve put together the following information to guide you through the university application process.

Once you’ve taken a look, don’t forget to sign-up for our virtual open days, during which we’ll run through all the different aspects of life at Swansea University.

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The benefits of going to university

You’ll hear it all the time, but it’s not an exaggeration to say going to university is life-changing. It’s your time to study a subject you love, make incredible memories and lifelong friends.

Don’t take our word for it, see why Rinal, a final year Osteopathy student, thinks ‘Swansea is a brilliant place to study’, in her Guide to Swansea.

Or why not chat with one of our current students?.

Careers and employability

When you become a Swansea University Student, you receive automatic access to the award-winning Swansea Employability Academy. This dedicated team will give you the opportunity to engage with industry, take on placement opportunities and work experience, so that you are fully equipped for the world of work when you leave us. Did you know Swansea University is in the UK top 5 for career prospects?! (Guardian University League Table 2020) 

Student life

Whether you’re a sports fanatic, culture vulture or outdoor adventurer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy between lectures. With 120 societies, 50 sports clubs and countless events and activities there’s a way for everyone to join in, pick up a new hobby or have your voice heard on something that matters to you.

At Swansea University we strive to ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. That’s why there is plenty of help and support available to you, from financial support to our wellbeing service. We have a team of experts on hand to help you work through any difficulties and aim to provide integrated, professional, student-centred services which offer information, advice, guidance and support to every student.  

How much does it cost to go to University?

We know one of the biggest concerns can be the cost of going to university. Take a look at our tuition fees page for information on:

  • how much it will cost to study at Swansea University
  • how and when graduates pay back their loans
  • maintenance loans, which help towards living expenses while at university.

The amount you are eligible to borrow depends on factors including where you will be studying and your household income. It is worth noting, you do not pay fees upfront and students can apply for tuition fee loans to cover all or part of their fees.

At Swansea University, we also have a number of scholarships and bursaries available. Our generous scholarship packages mean you could receive up to £3,000 to help you do more of the things you’re good at! 

Your university application

Applying for University is an exciting experience, but you are certain to have some questions along the way. 

To apply for a full-time undergraduate degree, you will need to create an application through UCAS. This is an eight-step process that you will need to submit by January 15th. Find out what makes a good application with our useful hints and tips