Swansea University

Swansea University

Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

A university located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom, Swansea University was chartered as University College of Swansea in 1920, as the fourth college of the University of Wales. In 1996, it changed its name to the University of Wales Swansea following structural changes within the University of Wales. The new title of Swansea University was formally adopted on 1 September 2007 when the University of Wales became a non-membership confederal institution and the former members became universities in their own right.

It is the third largest university in Wales in terms of number of students. The university campus is located next to the coast at the north of Swansea Bay, east of the Gower Peninsula, in the grounds of Singleton Park, just outside Swansea city centre. Swansea was granted its own degree-awarding powers in 2005 in preparation for possible changes within the University of Wales.

Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University's location is captivating. With 15,921 students and 2,510 staff, Swansea's multicultural campus community provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.

Website URL: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/
Accommodations: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/accommodation/
External Funding Available: Yes
Availability: 5
Academic Dates: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/world-class/semesterandtermdates/
Course Timetable:


Please take careful note of the course selection. A number of courses are NOT open to incoming exchange students. If in doubt, please reach to the coordinators for help with identifying which cousres are not available.

Program Type: Exchange , Summer school
Language: English
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , chemistry , computer science , english literature , economics , french , health sciences , history , information and communication studies , kinesiology and sports sciences , law , marine biology , mathematics , media and film , nursing , physics , political science , psychology , sociology , engineering - chemical , engineering - civil , engineering - mechanical
Travel Information: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/united-kingdom
Practical Information:


Fact sheet

Visa Requirements: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Summer School Information: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-college/summerschool/
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SwanseaIDO
Additional Information:

Eligible students may apply for

  • the National Welsh-American Foundation: Exchange scholarship ($5,000 award to study in Wales - application form )
  • the Lloyd Family Travel Scholarship (award of up to $1,000 to cover travel-related expenses to Wales in undertaking studies related to Welsh-American history and culture - application form).


Eileen Creamer, BBA.(Hon)MKT 2014, on exchange in Winter 2012

"I think that there is no doubt that the experience benefitted me and enhanced my degree. In business, there are a lot of dealings overseas and internationally. Experiencing education somewhere else and the culture differences has greatly improved my understanding of the business world."