International and EU Prospective Students
These Q&As are updated regularly to reflect the latest official guidance
These Q&As are updated regularly to reflect the latest official guidance
Staff are working hard to maintain service levels whilst working remotely and you can continue to contact our Admissions Team if you have any questions or concerns about your application. Please email email@example.com or use Live Chat (during UK office hours). For students who are starting their studies with The College, Swansea University, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current situation is moving fast and we are reacting to it as quickly as we can. We understand that these are challenging times and will make necessary allowances depending on the situation in your country.
We understand that the current situation varies by country, and you may have a question specifically relating to you and where you are from. We have regional focussed teams who are here to help.
Find out who to contact for your country. You can get in touch to arrange a one to one chat too.
You may have had email reminders to accept your offer to study with us. These are standard emails which are generated automatically. Whilst it is helpful to accept the offer so we know you intend to come, we appreciate that you may still be unsure due to circumstances beyond everyone’s control. It is not essential to formally accept your offer right now, so please don’t worry if you are still getting email reminders. You may accept it later on. You may accept your offer, defer to a different start or change to a decline whenever you want. If you are unsure, you may contact our admissions team or your regional contact to discuss your situation.
The current guidelines on deferring offers still stands. You can find more information about the current guidelines on deferring offers. The University is proactively working on the constantly changing situation. The current advice is that a deferral is not needed, unless absolutely certain you cannot make it for the intake applied for, and for other reasons.
We are aware that the way many international students receive their formal grades will be affected by this situation, with possible assessment delays and some awarding bodies basing final grades on predicted grades or prior attainment. In this instance we will accept formal grades from awarding bodies as usual.
We will be monitoring institution closures in the UK and around the world and following UK and overseas Government and exam board advice on appropriate admission processes. Swansea University will be flexible and do all we can to support students and ensure they can progress to university.
We will be updating this page regularly and will be in direct contact with offer holders who this may affect. If you wish to discuss your personal circumstances, please get in touch with the admissions team or your regional contact, whose email is provided on your offer letter.
We don’t know what government guidelines will be in September 2021. We hope to be able to offer face to face teaching when and where it is safe to do so. It is likely that there will be some online delivery in addition. We will keep you up to date as the situation changes.
We will confirm later in the year if some courses can be studied completely online.
We don’t know what the government guidelines will in September 2021, so are unable to confirm exactly what will be on offer at the moment. We have plans for outdoor socialising spaces where you can meet friends safely for eating and drinking. Last year we hosted outdoor film nights, quizzes and fitness sessions. Our clubs and societies will be active, either online or in person, and you will still be able to make new friends outside of your lessons and housemates. Our gyms and sports facilities are currently closed, but we will open them as soon as government guidelines permit.
We understand that prospective students and offer holders are finding it difficult to provide proof of their English Language levels without being able to sit an IELTS test. To help with this, our own SWELT tests (Swansea English Language Tests) is now offered online and is FREE to Swansea University offer holders. You can find out more information about Swansea English Language Tests here.
Swansea University will also be delivering all Pre-sessional programmes online and these programmes are available for you to apply to if you have an English Language condition in your offer or you need to prepare for academic study. You can apply via the IELTS webpages.
We accept a range of approved English Language tests and are reviewing alternative tests in light of the situation. If you wish to discuss your personal circumstances, please get in touch with your regional contact or our admissions office, whose email is provided on your offer letter.
Yes, Swansea University will be delivering ALL pre-sessional programmes ONLINE . These courses are available for you to apply to if you have an English Language condition in your offer or you need to prepare for academic study.
You can apply via the IELTS webpages.
Our online teaching software will enable you to join a virtual classroom for the live sessions.
You will be able to send messages and files and also, interact via audio and video link.
The online Pre-sessional programme will be able to prepare you for UK academic study by:
• teaching in small groups
• face to face interaction online with classmates and teacher.
• opportunities for 1:1 live interaction with a teacher.
• guided learning tasks for you to complete in your own time.
• regular personalised feedback on your work and progress in online tutorials
• flexible self-study (work at your own pace and fit around your schedule)
If you have any questions about ELTS at Swansea University please email email@example.com.
Yes! Our own SWELT test (Swansea University English Language Tests) is now offered online and is FREE to Swansea University offer holders. You can find out more information and book a SWELT test here.
The University requests a deposit payment from International offer holders before issuing the CAS letter. You can find out more information on deposit payments before issuing CAS letter here. However, before issuing the CAS, there will be documents we require. Our current advice is to submit documents when you can via the online application portal, so if you pay your deposit later, there will not be any further unnecessary delays in issuing the CAS. If there are any changes to any deadlines, you will be notified by email, along with all other admissions announcements.
In addition to the University’s standard conditions, we have a policy for your deposit to be refunded if one of these conditions, specific to Covid-19 are met. The new refunds policy can be found here.
Yes, our scholarships are still open.
EU applicants will find more information about available scholarships on this page.
International applicants can find more information on our International Scholarship page.
International Excellence scholarships can be deferred along with an offer to study.
The University is currently reviewing the terms and conditions of other scholarships and bursaries. If you have been made an award, you will get email updates if anything changes. If you have already decided to defer, please notify us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
We recognise that students are concerned about the impact of coronavirus on their studies during this period. The University has taken major steps in altering its delivery to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment can continue.
The University remains committed to supporting you to enable you to remain engaged with your studies, meet the learning outcomes on your programmes and achieve the necessary credit to ensure that you may be awarded your degree or progress to your next level of study.
Major efforts by University staff have ensured there is wide-ranging support for active learning and progression, resources can be accessed, assessments can proceed where appropriate or offered with alternative arrangements and wellbeing and employability support is available.
Therefore in common with other Universities, Swansea University will not be issuing tuition fee refunds.
If you are arriving in the UK from overseas (unless from a country which is exempt from this requirement), you are required to spend 10 days in quarantine. This means you will not be able to leave the place you are staying for the first 10 days you are in the UK. This is because it can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear. When you arrive in the UK, you must go straight to the place you are staying to start your period of quarantine.
You may also hear the term quarantine referred to as self-isolation.
Please see below for more information on quarantining on arrival in the UK.
If you are unable to utilise our meet and greet service, there are other options available. The UK Government COVID-19 guidelines states you are allowed to use public transport to get to your accommodation in Swansea even if you are required to quarantine on arrival. We advise using our service for ease and safety.
We are currently continuing to accept nominations and applications. As and when circumstances change, this information will be updated.
Yes, applications for University accommodation are open. University accommodation will be available as normal with appropriate social distancing measures in place. You will be informed of any changes that may affect your accommodation application as the situation progresses.
More information will be available soon
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