Welcome to Swansea!

Swansea University is a popular destination for American students and we have a large friendly community of students from all over the USA.


Swansea is ranked in the UK Top 25 Universities (The Guardian University Guide 2023) and 86% of the University's overall research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

We are Ranked Top in Wales (The Guardian University Guide 2023) and are a dual campus University. Both of our campuses are set on seafront locations, close to the city centre with a good balance of student life and study environment.

Swansea has a low cost of living, with average rent prices 68% lower than London (Numbeo, 2023). We are also a UK Top 7 Safest City (Complete University Guide, 2023).

We provide students with support to achieve their academic excellence. Students can take advantage of services available through the Centre for Academic Success to improve their skills free of charge.

Our dedicated Employability Academy provides advice and access to jobs and work experience placements for our students and graduates. 

Information for students from the United States

Visiting and Exchange from the US

Swansea University recognises that enhancing its future graduates' employability has never been more important. As more and more businesses recruit from a global talent pool, it is vital that students are given every opportunity to distinguish themselves.

We are proud to have  with a number of universities in the US which can give you the opportunity to study with us as an exchange student. For further information and our  for information on how to apply as an exchange student.

Meet us in your country

Choosing to study abroad can be a big step for many students and whilst it can benefit your future in many positive ways we understand you need specific information to help make the right decision.  Our recruiters travel to different parts of the USA each year to take part in fairs and events that give students an opportunity to meet them in person to find out more about studying at Swansea University.  Please use our map to check if we are going to be visiting a location near you and do feel free to get in touch by email in advance to arrange a meeting time if you’d like to.  If we’re not going to be in your local area, you can email your enquiry directly to j.walker@swansea.ac.uk or follow this link to arrange an informal chat via Zoom https://calendly.com/j-walker-swanseauni

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