Welcome to Swansea!

Swansea University offers South African students the perfect home from home. With its seaside campus rated 7th safest in the UK, strong sports culture and very competitive living costs, numerous students choose Swansea as their destination of study for Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies. 


Swansea is ranked in the UK Top 25 Universities (The Guardian University Guide 2023) and 86% of the University's overall research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

We are Ranked Top in Wales (The Guardian University Guide 2023) 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, with average rent prices 68% lower than London (Numbeo, 2023). We are also a UK Top 7 Safest City (Complete University Guide, 2024).

We provide students with support to achieve their academic excellence. Students can take advantage of services available through the Centre for Academic Success to improve their skills free of charge.

Our dedicated Employability Academy provides advice and access to jobs and work experience placements for our students and graduates. 

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Megan Wickham

"I have loved the university experience and have really found a home in Swansea over the course of my degree. Swansea University offers an excellent education, and it is located in a beautiful area."

Megan's Story

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