Undergraduate application process
What should you do first?
We can’t wait to meet you at Swansea University. To get started with your application process just follow the easy step-by-step guide that we have provided below.
We encourage and welcome students from all backgrounds to apply with us. Just choose whether you are a UK/EU or International applicant from the list below.
Already applied? Find out what's next here.
If you are applying for a full-time undergraduate degree you must do it through UCAS, the Universities Colleges and Admissions Service. You should also use UCAS if you want to transfer from one university to another.
Please note that UCAS charges an application fee of £24 for two to five university choices, or £13 for just one choice. Further information is available on the UCAS website.
Filling out your UCAS form
- Apply online at www.ucas.com
- Our UCAS institution name and code is SWAN S93
- The campus code can be left blank unless you are applying for Nursing courses based in St David's Park, Carmarthen (B740 & B760) where you can insert a 'T'.
- The application deadline for courses starting in 2019 is 15 January 2019 apart from Graduate Entry Medicine for which the closing date is 15 October 2018
The following sources can help you with the application process:
Hopefully, most of your questions will have been answered by browsing through our Apply pages, but here are some questions that people often ask. If you still have a query that isn’t covered in our pages, please do contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.
You will find entry requirements on the course pages.
If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office to check.
We are happy to consider applications for deferred entry for most courses. The only exceptions are on the MBBCH in Medicine and the BMid in Midwifery. This is because of the intense competition in these areas for a very small number of places.
For all other courses you can apply via UCAS for a course beginning the following year or ask for deferred entry during the application cycle.
There is no age limit for applying to the University. We welcome applications from people of all ages. If you will be under the age of 18 at the time of admission, there are certain legal procedures needed to fulfil our duty of care for students.
There is no upper age limit, although we have a responsibility to ensure that the investment made by public funds for NHS training on certain courses is realised in terms of length of service within the health service.
We welcome your application whether or not you are coming directly from school or college – it may be that you want to return to education at a later stage of your life. If you want to study full-time, you need to apply through UCAS.
We may ask you to provide additional information like transcripts, an academic reference (if not already supplied) or information on alternative qualifications you may have. When supplying this information, be sure to include your UCAS Personal Identification Number and the course(s) you have applied for.
If you want to send further information about a change in circumstances, a change in academic qualifications, or details of exceptional circumstances that may affect your application, you should again include your Personal Identification Number and course details.
We will consider applications for second year entry on a case-by-case basis for most programmes, if places are available.
If you have a disability, medical condition, or a specific learning difficulty, we may ask the University’s Disability Officer or Director for Occupational Health to interview you, so we can be sure that we can give you the support you need throughout your studies.
If you declare a conviction, it will not be considered as part of the selection process. If an offer is to be made to you, you will have to provide information about the conviction, and a panel will then assess your suitability for admission.
We hold three general University Open Days each year, usually in July, September and October.
All applicants are invited to visit the University after they have formally applied. This could be either before or after a decision is made. The Admissions Tutor in your chosen Department or School will write to you direct.
If you are unable to visit on one of the set days, you are also welcome to visit the University independently at any time, as access to the University is not restricted. A self-guided tour pack is available, please email SRO@swansea.ac.uk to request one. However you should first make an appointment with the Admissions Tutor if you want to have a look around the Department and meet with a member of staff.
The fees charged for study at Swansea University fall broadly into three categories:
Only certain categories of students will be charged the ‘Home/EU’ fee. Generally, they are:
- an EU national or the family member of an EU national
- an EEA or Swiss migrant worker or the family member of such a person
- a refugee or person with Humanitarian Protection or Discretionary Leave
- the child of a Swiss national
- the child of a Turkish worker in the UK
Living in the UK for three years does not, on its own, mean that you will become eligible for 'home' fees.
To see if you fall into any of these categories, visit the UKCISA website which contains specialist advice and guidance on key topics related to international education
If you are still unsure which fee category you are in, you may want to contact us so we can send you a Fee Query Questionnaire to determine your fee status.
Yes, Swansea University offers various scholarships for academic and sporting achievement as well as departmental scholarships.
If your application is unsuccessful, you may contact us, and we will try to give you some feedback which may help in making future applications.
If you are unhappy about the way your application has been handled, you may make a formal complaint.
If you disagree with a decision made on your application, you may formally appeal.