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Swansea University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Swansea University, located in Swansea, United Kingdom is a public research-based university. it is ranked in UK top 30 universities by The Times and Sunday Times and in UK top 10 universities for student satisfaction in NSS 2019 rankings. The university has students from over 130 countries.

  • Entry requirements vary from country to country the applicants are advised to check prior to application.
  • International applicant can apply via the UCAS application, direct university online portal or through an education agent.
  • Deadlines may vary from some courses applicants are advised to check the deadlines of the intended program before applying.
  • Students can apply using the OnTrack system.
  • Interview is usually not required but if required the university will communicate with you.


Application PortalOnline portal
University TypePublic
UCAS codeS93
Intake SessionsJanuary, May, September, and November
Financial AidScholarships/ Bursaries
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses

Swansea University Admission Deadlines

Application deadlines for undergraduate and postgraduate courses vary with course.

Undergraduate deadlineJanuary 15
Graduate Entry Medicine15 October
All courses to be given equal consideration15 January

The applicants for postgraduate admissions are advised to apply by 31 July for September entry.

Swansea University International Admissions

Swansea University has a diverse student body coming from 130 countries. There are several additional requirements for the international students along with the general requirements which are the same as the domestic applicants.

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all the educational institutions attended previously.
  • English translations of the transcripts have to be sent along with the original transcripts if original transcripts are in any language other than English.
  • Letters of reference
  • English proficiency test scores are required for international applicants.
  • Financial statement and recent bank statement.
  • Essay and Personal statement
  • A research proposal is required for research programs.
  • Copy of passport and birth certificate.
  • There are various specific departmental requirements as well which include submission of a portfolio and interviews.

English Proficiency Test Score

All the international applicants who do not belong to a country whose official language is English will be required to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL, IELTS or other test scores. The minimum required scores differ for each course as different courses require different profiles. However, the general requirements for admission to undergraduate courses are tabulated below.

TestMinimum score (UG)Minimum score (PG)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)7988
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)6.06.5
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)5662
PTE GeneralLevel 4 passLevel 4 pass
Swansea ELTS test (SWELT)6.06.5
Cambridge: Certificate of Proficiency in English before 2015CC
Cambridge: Certificate in Advanced English before 2015Minimum 52 OverallMinimum 58 Overall
Cambridge: First Certificate in English before 2015Minimum 67 OverallMinimum 75 Overall
Cambridge English: B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency since 2015’169176
CaMLA Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)650-

Some other ways of proving English proficiency are also there. All those applicants who could not meet the minimum requirements can attend the courses delivered by ELTS (English Language Training Services).

Visa Process for International Students

  • After being granted admission to the university, the international students will be required to apply for a student visa.
  • The student visa required for a full-time course is known as a Tier 4 student visa from UK Visas and Immigration.
  • Documents required to apply for the Tier 4 student visa:
  • Offer letter from the college along with Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies number.
  • Passport.
  • 2 photographs
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Biometric Residence permit Card, if you have it.
  • Academic certificates or transcripts

Swansea University Undergraduate Admissions

Swansea University offers a number of undergraduate courses in different fields. The basic requirements for all the courses is the same. However, there are some specific requirements that differ with the course as well.

Where to Apply: UCAS / Direct Application

Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school qualification or High school diploma or equivalent
  • Transcripts of all academic institutions attended previously.
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • International students need to prove English language proficiency by submitting their English Language Proficiency Test scores.
  • Essay and Personal Statement
  • A letter of intent, portfolio or resume may be required for certain specific courses.
  • Some programs also consider interviewing candidates before admitting them.

Swansea University Graduate Admissions

Swansea University offers postgraduate taught and research programs in a number of fields like Accounting and Finances, Law, Engineering, Health Science, Computer Science, etc. Each course has specific admission requirements. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for all the courses.

Application portal: University Central Application

Academic requirements: Official transcripts, Two letters of reference, Resume, Personal statement, Proof of English proficiency

CourseAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MSc Accounting and FinanceUG degree or equivalent, Official transcripts, Academic references;
Personal Statement; Curriculum Vitae; Essay
IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent
Management (Finance), MSc2:2 in UG degree or equivalent; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously;
Academic references; Personal Statement; Curriculum Vitae; Essay
IELTS: 6.0 or equivalent
MSc in Environmental Biology: Conservation & Resource ManagementA minimum of a second class (with 55% average) honors degree or
equivalent in biological sciences or related field.
IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent
MSc, in Chemical EngineeringBachelor’s degree in the related field, Prior experience of Chemical Engineering Design projectsIELTS: 6.5 or equivalent
MA in Creative Writing Bachelor’s degree, a short portfolio of writingIELTS: 6.5 or equivalent

The applicant who applies through the university online application can track their application status on Ontrack by logging in with valid credentials.

After submitting the application, the applicant will receive an email or letter within uWe will acknowledge receipt of your application via email (online applications) or by letter (paper applications) within 2 working days. The application will be considered after all the supporting documents are submitted.

The applicant will be informed in two ways - Unconditional offer or Conditional offer.

For Master taught programs the university usually releases a decision notification with the 10 within days. However, for Research degree programs it usually takes 4 to 5 weeks for a decision notification to arrive.

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