• EU nationals do not need a visa to study at Swansea University.
• International students pursuing study for 6 months or less (a semester) may require a Short Term Student Visitor visa. Students should check the visas and immigration website for more detailed information. ALL students in this category will receive a Short Term Student Visitor visa support letter by post which they should carry alongside their passports when coming through UK Immigration.
• A Tier 4 (CAS) Visa is required for international students who wish to:
o study here for an academic year
o work whilst in the UK
o do voluntary work in the UK
o undertake an internship in the UK
Swansea University will issue students with a Tier 4 (CAS) letter that you will require to apply for your visa.
Please make sure you inform us on your application if you come under any of the above categories.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY VISA?
It is not possible to apply for your visa until 3 months before the start of your studies in Swansea.
Student Visitor 'Short Term Student' - Non-EU students coming to Swansea University for 6 months or under may require a Student Visitor Visa. The Go Global Team will issue you with a Student Visitor Visa support letter that you must carry inside your passport when arriving in the United Kingdom, this letter will be sent to you as part of your acceptance package.
Tier 4 (CAS) Visa - Non-EU students attending Swansea University for a full academic year or wishing to undertake any type of work/internship alongside their studies, will require a CAS (Certificate of Acceptance for Studies) to apply for a Tier 4 Visa. Students will be contacted directly by Swansea University's Global Advancement Compliance Officer on the email supplied on the application form and requested to complete a Previous Studies Questionnaire form. This form must be completed and submitted in order for a CAS to be issued. You will also need a copy of the original transcript that you submitted to support your application to study at Swansea.