Enrolment, Registration and Induction

Enrolment for new undergraduates

How to enrol on your course and modules and report to your department to get inducted.

Arrivals and Welcome

Browse our arrival information and welcome week events for new students

Enrolment for new taught postgraduates

How to enrol on your course and modules and report to your department to get inducted.

Enrolment for new research students

How to enrol on your course and meet your supervisor in September - October

Enrolment for continuing undergraduates

How to enrol, pay fees and receive the first payment of your student maintenance loan.


Enrolment for continuing postgraduates

How to enrol for continuing postgraduates

Enrolment steps

UK and EU passport (photo ID) registration


We need your passport or other ID to confirm your identity, nationality, right to study and eligibility to receive your student loan or research grant or other University bursary or scholarshp.

You can upload a passport and enter details by logging in to the intranet

If you are from the UK but do not have a passport:

  • email a scanned image of your birth certificate and UK photo ID to studentrecords@swansea.ac.uk 
  • or send a photocopy (not originals) by post to Student Records, Singleton Park, Swansea University, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK. 
  • Acceptable forms of photo ID are a UK photo driving licence or a UK PASS card from the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme. You can get a UK PASS card from here www.validateuk.co.uk

If you are from the EU but do not have a passport:

To pick uo your University & Library ID card, remember to bring your uploaded photo ID with you.

International non-EU passport and visa registration (Purple zone)

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

  • Bring your passport and visa
  • Bring your letter of entitlement to pick up your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card)
  • If we need proof of your entry qualifications, bring your certificates. For example, an original bachelor degree certificate.
  • If your employer, embassy or trust is paying your tuition fee, bring your sponsor letter with you
  • If necessary, book an appointment to register with the police

For full details browse international registration

Enrolment online for all students (Blue zone)

If you are from the UK or EU and have not previously provided proof of your right to study and nationality, remember to upload your UK or EU passport (or other photo ID) before enrolling online.

If you are from outside the EU then you wil need to complete a right to study check by registering your non-EU passport and visa in person before enrolling online.

You will need to login to the intranet to enrol online

  • Agree to be a student at Swansea University and abide by the academic guide regulations and the data protection statement
  • Provide your term time address and postcode if you are studying in the UK, otherwise provide your study abroad contact address
  • Check and update your student record
  • Confirm your module selection
  • If you are liable to pay a fee, during online enrolment make a payment by card or set up a direct debit
  • At the end of online enrolment you will receive a message confirming that you have successfully enrolled.
  • If you do not receive a message that you have successfully enrolled or for any reason you cannot enrol online, please contact us and a member of staff will help you.

University ID Card and statements (Green zone)

  • To pick up your card, you must be enrolled and bring your passport (or your EEA national identity card or the UK/EU photo ID you uploaded) to prove your identity.
  • If you have a student loan, after picking up your ID card the University will confirm your attendance which triggers the first student loan payment into your bank account.
  • If you are a new international student, to avoid being reported to the Home Office you must be enrolled and have your visa/BRP and University ID cards.
  • Pick up your new University ID card from one of these venues:
Opening timesUniversity ID card EventVenue
22-27 Sep, 09:00-17:00, CLOSED SUNDAY Engineering & Management ID cards  Great Hall Room 029
22-27 Sep, 09:00-17:00, CLOSED SUNDAY All other students - ID card pickup  Fulton House 1st Floor Refectory
All other dates, 9:00 - 17:00 All students - ID card pickup  Bay or Park Library


If you need a statement letter from the University confirming you are enrolled for a third party. for example, to open a bank statement or for your landlord you can get one printed at the enrolment venue.

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Swansea University will retain your personal information in line with the University Records Management Policy

Student Privacy Statement

For full details about your access rights, retention policy, data security, who we share data with and how to contact the University’s Data Protection Officer if you have any questions about our privacy policy, browse our Student Privacy Statement

Meet your College at induction

New Undergraduate induction events

 During welcome week, meet College staff and make friends at your undergraduate induction events

College and subject areaCollege Induction information
Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities Welcome and Induction
Engineering, College of   

Engineering welcome 

Sports Science

Sports-science welcome

Human and Health Sciences Human and health induction
Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law   
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) 05 Sep 10:00 Richard Price Building Room 122
Legal studies, Criminology
Law and Criminolgy Welcome
Accounting, Business, Finance, Management Management welcome
Graduate Entry Medicine 4 September. Grove Building Reception
All other subject areas Medicine welcome
Biosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science,
Geography, Mathematics, Physics
Science welcome week
Other enrolment and induction events:
 Adult Continuing Education | English Language Training | European Exchange Students 

New Taught Postgraduate induction events

During welcome week, meet College staff and make friends at your  postgraduate induction events

Taught Postgraduate subject areaWelcome and Induction event information
Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities induction guide
Engineering Engineering welcome and induction
Sports Science Sports Science welcome and induction
Human and Health Science Human and Health Sciences induction
Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law  
Legal Studies, Criminology Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law Welcome Week
Legal Practice courses 05 Sep 10:00, Law Conference
Accounting, Finance, Management School welcome and induction
Medicine Medicine welcome events
Biosciences, Computer Science,
Geography, Mathematics, Physics
Science welcome and induction

New Research postgraduate induction

  • 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 events 

Continuing undergraduate return dates

  • If necessary, report to your subject area induction venue (see below) otherwise check your teaching timetable and attend class at the start of term
  • By the start of term you should have chosen modules totalling 120 credits, if you are full time or 60 credits, if you are part time. 
  • If you need to change your module selection, ask staff for advice before signing up for a module.
 Subject areaReturn date
College of Arts and Humanities  Singleton Park campus 
Cyfryngau a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus Blwyddyn 2
Cyfryngau a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus Blwyddyn 3
28 Sep 13:00, Keir Hardie 021
28 September 14:00, Keir Hardie 021
Cymraeg Blwyddyn 2
Cymraeg Blwyddyn 3
2 October start of term
Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Year 2
Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Year 3
27 Sep 15:00, Faraday Lecture Room K
27 Sep 14:00, Faraday Lecture Room K
English Language and TESL Year 2
English Language and TESL Year 3
28 September 10.00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre
28 September 11.00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre 
English Literature & Creative Writing Year 2
English Literature & Creative Writing Year 3
2 October start of term
History Year 2
History Year 3

29 September 14:00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre
29 September 10:00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre

Modern Languages Year 2
Modern Languages Year 3&4
29 September 14:00, James Callaghan LT
29 September 10:00, James Callaghan LT
Media & Communications Year 2
Media & Communications Year 3
28 September 13:00, Faraday Lecture Room B
28 September 14:00, Faraday Lecture Room B
Political and Cultural Studies Year 2
Political and Cultural Studies Year 3
28 September 10:00, Faraday Lecture Theatre
28 September 11:00, Faraday Lecture Room M
College of Engineering Bay campus 
Sports Science
2 October start of teaching
College of Human and Health Sciences  Singleton Park campus 
Interprofessional Health Studies 
Public Health, Policy, and Social Sciences
4 September start of teaching
Refer to the College of Human and Health Sciences
Medical Sciences and Humanities, Psychology 2 October start of teaching
Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law Singleton Park campus 
All subject areas 2 October start of teaching
School of Management Bay campus 
All subject areas 2 October start of teaching
College of Medicine  Singleton Park campus 
Applied Medical Sciences, Biochemistry and Genetics 2 October start of teaching
Medicine Years 2, 3 & 4 4 September start of teaching
College of Science  Singleton Park campus 
Biosciences Year 2
Biosciences Years 3 & 4
26 September 14:00, Faraday Lecture Theatre
29 September 10.30, Grove Lecture Theatre
Computer Science Year 2
Computer Science Year 3
Computer Science Year 4 MEng
Computer Science Year 4 MSci
29 September 14:00, Grove Lecture Theatre
29 September 10.00, Faraday K
26 September 10:00, Faraday B
26 September 10:00, Faraday C
Geography Year 2
Geography Year 3
29 September 13:00 Grove LT
29 September 09.30  Grove LT
Mathematics Year 2 queries only
Mathematics Year 3 queries only
MMaths Year 3 & 4 queries only
29 September 10:00, Talbot 216
29 September 10.00, Talbot 220
29 September 10:00, Talbot 209
Physics Year 1 continuing
Physics Year 2
Physics Year 3
Physics Year 4
25 September 11:00, Faraday L
26 September 10:00, Glyndwr B
29 September 10:00, Glyndwr B
29 September 10.00, Vivian  516

Continuing postgraduate return

  • Please contact your supervisor and confirm the next step of your work plan.
  • If you need to know when to attend your modules or induction events contact your College.
  • Research students, please login to the eVision Research Managemement System (RMS) to review your meetings, engagement and attendance monitoring details and ensure this month's event is completed before the end of the month.

Timeline 2018

DateEventEvent Information
August-September Joining your course  Before you arrive checklist


Early enrolment (1)

Early and other enrolment events 

17 September

Main enrolment open

Online enrolment FAQ
21-22 September Arrivals weekend Arrivals and welcome
21-28 September

International Registration
for non-EU students

24-28 September College induction Undergraduate induction
Postgraduate induction
24 September
25-26 September
Freshers Fayre Great Hall
Freshers Fayre Fulton Lawn
Swansea University
Students Union Events
1 October Teaching & learning (2)
Term & Semester dates
to July
Other enrolment intakes (3) Other enrolment events 
(1) For DACE, LPC/GDL, Cardiac Physiology, Respiratory and Sleep Physiology, Audiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy Physics, Radiation Physics and Neurophysiology, Midwifery, Paramedic, Nursing, visiting or exchange student
(2) Latest acceptance date 15 October
(3) Enrolment for research and other courss starting in December/January, March/April, July/August