SWELT is ideal if you are looking for an alternative to IELTS as fulfilment of your English language entry requirement, or are interested in studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Swansea University.

Please note, SWELT can only be used for entry to Swansea University.

Sign up for our SWELT information webinar series this month: a five-part webinar series about the Swansea English Language Test (SWELT), giving you advice on how to complete the test successfully. The sessions will provide you with some essential skills to help you complete the test effectively. In each one-hour session, we will introduce you to some basic strategies to help you complete each part of the test, followed by a question-and-answer session.

SWELT Webinar Series

  • Writing part 1 (17th May, 10:00am)
  • Writing part 2 (18th May, 10:00am)
  • Speaking (24th May, 10:00am)
  • Reading (25th May, 10:00am)
  • Listening (26th May, 10:00am)



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Swansea English Language Test (SWELT)

Test duration

3 hours plus ten minute speaking test

Programme Fee £100 or one free test to Swansea University offer holders


The Swansea University English Language Test (SWELT) has 4 parts: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. The test is scored on a scale from 0 to 9.

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