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The University welcomes applications from international students. We encourage all students to apply using the online system.  If you cannot access this system, then you can download an application form below. Please check the entry requirements on the country pages before applying. 

How to apply for a course

Is there a deadline for submitting an application?

There is no official deadline for applications but we aim to enrol all new international students as close to the official start of term as possible. In order to make sure that your CAS is issued with enough time for the visa to be processed, we need to have received your deposit payment by a specific date, which varies according to the length of time that the visa processing may take. 

Therefore we advise that you make an application to study at Swansea University as soon as possible to avoid delays in issuing your CAS.

Students who are resident in Pakistan

Applicants who are resident in Pakistan. Swansea University operates a policy of only receiving applications via one of our approved agents. If you wish to apply then please contact one of our listed agents in the South Asia region or alternatively please contact Regional Manager Shelley Matthews

UK and EU Students

Undergraduate: All applications for full-time undergraduate degrees and Higher National Diplomas must be made through UCAS, the Universities Colleges and Admissions Service. You should also use UCAS if you wish to transfer from one university to another. More information on the Undergraduate Admissions Pages

Postgraduate: The quickest and most efficient way to apply for one of our postgraduate programmes is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process and print off a copy of your decision letter. However, if you prefer, you can download a paper application form on the Postgraduate Admissions Pages

Applying for MB BCh Graduate Entry Medicine?

Students who wish to apply for the MB BCh Graduate Entry Medicine course must submit their application through the UCAS application system. We advise all students to read through the entry requirements for this course before submitting their application. 

English Language Entry Requirements for MB BCh Graduate Entry Medicine:

GEM acceptable English Language tests/qualifications for International students

English Tests:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in speaking
  • Cambridge English: 185 overall
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 67
  • TOEFL IBT: 96
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISE III

Alternative qualifications

Bachelor degree taught through the medium of English in Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominca, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America

GCSE or IGCSE English grade A


I have applied for a course, what happens next?

Once you have submitted a completed application, We will acknowledge receipt of your application via email (online applications) or by letter (paper applications) within 5 working days.

If you have not sent all your supporting documents with your application, please do so as soon as possible so that your application can be considered and a decision made on whether to offer you a place. Please quote your Swansea student number in all correspondence with us.

Offers can take up to 15 working days to be processed, if you have applied online you can check the status of your application via application portal. Please note that offers for Research degree applications may take up to 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the additional information we require e.g. further details of your research proposal.

Our decision:

Following consideration by Admissions Tutors in the academic Colleges, you will be informed whether:

  • You are to be offered a place
  • You are to be invited for interview- If an interview is required, the purpose and format will be communicated to you by the College so you know what to expect and what role this plays in the overall selection process.
  • We are unable to offer you a place

If you have been offered a place, you will receive either a conditional or unconditional offer from us, or we will inform you that we are unable to offer you a place. We will notify you of our decision, usually by email. 

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