Which level modules should I choose?
Exchange and visiting students are advised to select level 1 (HE level 4) or level 2 (HE level 5) classes/modules.
How do I know if my modules have been approved?
The pre-selected modules from your application are sent to the academic departments for approval, if there are any issues with modules the department will contact you directly to discuss your options. The approved selection will be uploaded to your student record which you will see when you enrol.
How do I change my module selection?
You can email your updated module selections to the Go Global Team who will udpdate the academic department. Please note that during the first two teaching weeks of the semester there is an add/drop module session, where you will have the opportunity to change your modules. Further details about this process will be emailed to you at the start of the semester.
Some of my modules are missing from my student record, what should I do?
The academic department where you are stuyding your modules are responsible for uploading your modules to your student record. Please inform the Go Global Team who will contact the academic department to request your missing modules are uploaded.
When will I get my student email account?
Once you have registered and enrolled your student email account will be automatically set up for you. Your email address will be your student number followed by @swansea.ac.uk. For example: email@example.com
Please check this email account regularly as this will be the email address the University will use to contact you.
How do I enrol?
All students will be required to enrol online. Please refer to the enrolment for new students section of the website for further details on the enrolment process.
What if I cannot enrol online or have other queries?
If you have any queries browse our My Uni webpage for information where you can chat live with a member of staff or send an email.
I have some some questions about my paperwork, who do I speak to?
Please contact the Go Global Team who will be able to assist you with your paperwork.
How do I get my ID card?
Student ID cards will be available once you have enrolled online and arrived in Swansea.
You can collect your ID card from the Singleton Park Campus Library or Bay Campus Library according to where your course is
based. E.g. Engineering students collect from Bay Library and Language students collect from Singleton Park
Tip: Bring a form of identification with you to collect your ID card
When can I apply for accommodation?
Once you have been sent your Swansea University student number you will be able to apply for accommodation. The Go Global Team will contact you with information on how to apply.
When will I know if I have been offered a room?
- Full year students - Rooms are normally offered to exchange and visiting students once Residential Services have allocated rooms to full-time students studying their degree at Swansea University. This happens after the majority of students receive their exam results in late August. Offers are then sent out almost daily.
- Semester 1 and 2 students - You should receive a room offer within 2 weeks of applying but at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Make sure to check your email and accommodation account regularly for your room offer.
Do I need to pay a room deposit?
You will need to pay a reservation deposit online within 7 days of getting your room offer – this is deducted from your final accommodation payment. Please note that this reservation deposit is non-refundable if you later choose to cancel the accommodation allocated to you.
Am I guaranteed a place in my preferred residence?
Residential Services cannot guraantee you a place in a specific residence but they will do their best to house you in either your first or second preference. Ensuite Residences are always significantly oversubscribed - if you put this as your first preference, make sure you think carefully about your other choices.
What happens if I am not happy in my room?
If you want to change rooms within your current residence, move to another residence or, are not happy in your accommodation for any reason then you should contact Residential Services and complete a transfer request form. When a suitable room is available, you will be contacted and will have an opportunity to look at the new room before deciding whether to move. Sometimes it is possible for transfers to be done within a few days or a couple of weeks. However, you may have to wait several weeks, or even months, if no suitable rooms become vacant.
Entering the UK
What is the process for entering the UK?
Please refer to the wepage for further details about travelling to and entering the UK.
Travelling to Swansea
How do I get to campus from Swansea Train Station?
To get to either the Singleton Park Campus or The Bay Campus from the train station, you can take a taxi or a bus.
Exit the train station via the side door and you will find a large taxi rank. Make sure you get into the taxi in the front of the queue. Taxis to Singleton Park Campus usually take 10 minutes and can cost up to £10. Taxis to The Bay can take around 15 minutes and cost roughly £10.
To get to Singleton Park Campus by bus, there is also a bus stop situated to the right of the train station. Bus numbers: 4, 4A and 10 go directly from Swansea Train Station to Singleton Park Campus. A bus ticket costs around £3.00
How do I get to campus from Swansea Bus Station?
Inter-city bus journeys terminate at the Quadrant Bus Station in Swansea city centre.
To get to Singleton Park Campus, catch bus numbers 3A, 4, 8 or 116 which will bring right into the campus or numbers 2 and 14 which stop outside the main entrance.
For The Bay Campus, you can catch bus numbers 8 (Unibus) and 10 which will take you into the campus or the X1, X3, X5, X7 which stop on Fabian way just outside the campus. You can find out bus times and plan your journey by visiting the First Cymru website.
For further information about transport to Singleton Park Campus and Bay Campus see theis webpage.
Looking after yourself
Can I register with the Health Centre?
- Due to visa regulations you are unable to register with the University Medical Centre.
- You can attend any local surgery but will be required to pay for consultations, prescriptions or treatments.
- These costs can be reclaimed on your medical insurance.
Full year students
- Can register with the University Medical Centre or local community doctor surgery.
- You will need your passport and visa to show that you are entitled to be in the UK for longer than 6 months.
- Students are expected to arrange private health insurance
Work while you study
Can I work during my studies?
Find out more about visa regulations for working as a student, National Insurance and income tax from our information leaflet International Students and Employment leaflet
How can I find a job?
Please see the University's Swansea Employability Academy website for advice and help finding temporary and part-time jobs.