Congratulations on accepting your Swansea place!

We'll be sending weekly emails with pre arrival guidelines, enrolment and induction and welcome week events to ensure you have all the information you need before arriving in Swansea. Please make sure you check out the information below to make sure the start of your University journey runs smoothly.

Joining Your Course for new students

Access your intranet, University email and other online services

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  • Login for our online services at which allows you to access the intranet, your email, Blackboard and other online services. Your email address will be For example, if your student number is 123456, your email is
  • Your user id is your student number and default password is set to your student number and date of birth. For example, if your student number is 123456 and date of birth is 1st June 1995, type user id "123456" and password "123456/01/06/1995"

Confirm you have the right to study

We need to confirm your identity, right to study, fees and funding eligibility: 

  • If you are an international non-EU student, you must register your pasport and visa in person.
  • If you are a UK or EU student,  upload a passport and enter details by logging in to the intranet.  If you do not have a passport, you can provide alternative forms of ID. Browse the upload your UK/EU passport or other photo ID section below
  • Bring your passport with you to enrolment as proof proof identity (or the alternative photo ID you uploaded/emailed) 

 To check your right to study, browse our Right to study guidance

Upload your UK/EU passport or other photo ID


We need your passport or other ID to confirm your nationality, right to study and eligibility to receive your student loan or research grant or other University bursary or scholarshp.

You can upload a passport and enter details by logging in to the intranet

If you are from the UK but do not have a passport:

  • email a scanned image of your birth certificate and UK photo ID to 
  • or send a photocopy (not originals) by post to Student Records, Singleton Park, Swansea University, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK. 
  • Acceptable forms of photo ID are a UK photo driving licence or a UK PASS card from the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme. You can get a UK PASS card from here

If you are from the EU but do not have a passport:

To pick uo your University & Library ID card, remember to bring your uploaded photo ID with you.

Upload a photo for your University and Library ID card

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  • Upload a photo by logging in to the intranet and we will have your card ready when you arrive.
  • If you are from the UK, to pick up your card bring the UK passport or UK photo ID you uploaded with you as proof of identity.
  • If you are an international student, to pick up your card bring your passport as proof of identity. Present your passport and visa/BRP card to confirm you are eligible to study at Swansea University.

For your photo to be accepted it will need to be:

  • a recent passport style headshot of you on your own facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • your eyes must be open and visible (no sunglasses, tinted glasses or hair across your eyes)
  • your full head without any covering (unless worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons)
  • no other people visible in the photo
  • be a colour portrait (not black and white) approximately 150 pixels wide by 180 pixels high

Sort out your accommodation


Sort out your tuition fees


Enrol on your course and modules


  • UK and EU students, please enrol online before arrivals weekend
  • International non-EU students, during arrivals weekend register your passport and visa in person and then enrol online
  • If you are studying MB BCh Medicine, Health Care Science, BSc Nursing, BMid and Paramedic courses, then you will need to attend College induction and enrol in person
  • Before you agree to abide by the University's rules and regulations and understand the University is required to supply your personal data to other bodies, view rules, regulations and policies in the academic guide and student data protection statement
  • If you cannot enrol online don't panic! Staff will be available to help you enrol when you arrive

Sort out your computing

  • Read about the University's student computing facilities
  • We suggest having your own laptop/PC and printer to support your independent learning

Your health and wellbeing


Your health is important to us, as a new student you need to: 

Inform us of any specific requirements:

  •  if you have a physical or learning disability, medical condition or other wellbeing need, contact Student Services to let us know

Your data

About us

Swansea University is a Higher Education Institute (HEI) with degree awarding powers and a registered charity.

Your responsibilities

You have a responsibility to keep your personal details up-to-date.

Information we collect about you

We collect information about you when you enrol with us. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete surveys and provide feedback. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

How we use your information

We collect information about you to record your personal details, academic progress, manage your access to University facilities and email you about events, academic assessment and services we think may be of interest to you.

Who receives your information

Where necessary, personal information will be shared internally across the University and externally with  agencies and organisations in line with our statutory responsibilities and under current Data Protection legislation.

How long will your information be held

Swansea University will retain your personal information in line with the University Records Management Policy

Student Privacy Statement

For full details about your access rights, retention policy, data security, who we share data with and how to contact the University’s Data Protection Officer if you have any questions about our privacy policy, browse our Student Privacy Statement

Timeline 2018

DateEventEvent Information
August-September Joining your course  Before you arrive checklist


Early enrolment (1)

Early and other enrolment events 

17 September

Main enrolment open

Online enrolment FAQ
21-22 September Arrivals weekend Arrivals and welcome
21-28 September

International Registration
for non-EU students

24-28 September College induction Undergraduate induction
Postgraduate induction
24 September
25-26 September
Freshers Fayre Great Hall
Freshers Fayre Fulton Lawn
Swansea University
Students Union Events
1 October Teaching & learning (2)
Term & Semester dates
to July
Other enrolment intakes (3) Other enrolment events 
(1) For DACE, LPC/GDL, Cardiac Physiology, Respiratory and Sleep Physiology, Audiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy Physics, Radiation Physics and Neurophysiology, Midwifery, Paramedic, Nursing, visiting or exchange student
(2) Latest acceptance date 15 October
(3) Enrolment for research and other courss starting in December/January, March/April, July/August