How can International students prepare to travel and study at Swansea?

We understand that you have so much to think about when preparing to leave home to move abroad (often for the first time) and this can cause you some anxiety. Don't worry! In this section you'll find everything you need to help yourself prepare as fully as possible for your new life in Swansea- before you leave home.

In the first section below you will find a Pre-Arrival Checklist which will take you, step-by-step, through your preparations, ready for your journey and for living and learning in the UK. You will also find a 'print and tick' option which you can download and use to help you keep track of where you are personally and make sure you do not forget anything important.

In the Banking section you have some information our banks and banking in the UK and find out what options are available to you. Did you know that there is an option for you to open a UK bank account before you leave home via Unizest? If this sounds like a good idea to you, please see the more detailed information in the Banking Information section.

Thinking about finding part-time work whilst you are studying? Our Working during your studies section will tell you all you need to know to stay safe and legal.

Our International Information Guide is a comprehensive resource for international students coming to live and study in Wales. It includes detailed information about many aspects of Welsh life as well UK culture and more practical tips dealing with shopping, transport, health and support available to you- both inside and outside the University. Our students find this an invaluable go to resource once they get here but you might like to have a read of it to as part of your preparations. You would even be welcome to print a copy to bring with you. Why not read it on the 'plane?!