Why Choose Swansea University?
Welcome to Swansea!
Swansea University is a popular destination for Finnish students.
Swansea has been awarded TEF Gold, the highest award for teaching excellence at UK Universities and is ranked in the UK Top 25 Universities (The Guardian University Guide 2022).
We are Ranked Top in Wales (The Guardian University Guide 2022) and are a dual campus University. Both of our campuses are set on seafront locations, close to the city centre with a good balance of student life and study environment.
Swansea has a low cost of living, we are rated in the UK Top 10 for the most affordable University Towns (Totallymoney.com) and a UK Top 6 Safest City (Complete University Guide, 2020).
Our dedicated Employability Academy provides advice and access to jobs and work experience placements for our students and graduates.
Information for Finnish students
Candidates are expected to have achieved a Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) with a minimum score of 6 with Ylioppilastutkintotdistus/ Studentexamensbetyg English A Grade 5 or above.
Candidates must hold a Bachelor Degree, or its equivalent, from a recognised University/College of Higher Education with a minimum of:
Ammattikorkeakoulututkinto, AMK / Yrkeshögskoleexamen, YHS (Polytechnic degree) or Kandidaatti / Kandidat (Lower academic degree) - since 2005: 1.5 (out of 3) or Satisfactory plus OR 2 (out of 5) or Satisfactory plus awarded.
Oikeusnotaari (Lower Academic Law degree) – since 1996: 2 (out of 3) or Good/ 3 (out of 5) or Good
with Ylioppilastutkintotdistus/ Studentexamensbetyg English A Grade 5 or above or equivalent.
Please note that some courses may require higher entry requirements and/or English Language requirements. You are advised to check with the individual course, or check the conditions stated in your offer letter.
Undergraduate: All applications for full-time undergraduate degrees and Higher National Diplomas must be made through UCAS, the Universities Colleges and Admissions Service. You should also use UCAS if you wish to transfer from one university to another. More information on the Undergraduate Admissions Pages
Postgraduate: The quickest and most efficient way to apply for one of our postgraduate programmes is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process and print off a copy of your decision letter. However, if you prefer, you can download a paper application form on the Postgraduate Admissions Pages.
Support for International Students
International @CampusLife is here to help students with all sorts of non academic problems. The team also runs a number of social activities and events throughout the year for International students to make friends and explore the UK!
Visa Information for EU students
Visit our dedicated section for information on EU/EEA Swiss students including the EU Settlement.