Enrolment for New Research Students

September Instructions

The official Swansea University enrolment and induction elements for new research students to complete.

For new students starting in Winter, Spring and Summer intakes browse Early and other enrolment events page

Enrolment steps

Before you arrive

Get organised for your arrival in Swansea browse our before you arrive checklist for new students

Right to study registration


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

UK and EU students

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 studentrecords@swansea.ac.uk 
  • 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 www.validateuk.co.uk

If you are from the EU but do not have a passport, email a scanned image of your National Identity card to studentrecords@swansea.ac.uk

International non-EU students

If you are from outside the EU, you will need to complete a right to study check in person:

  • Bring your passport and visa
  • If you have applied for a new visa, bring your letter of entitlement to pick up your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card)
  • If we need proof of your entry qualifications, bring your certificates. For example, an original bachelor degree certificate.
  • If your employer, embassy or trust is paying your tuition fee, bring your sponsor letter with you
  • If necessary, book an appointment to register with the police
  • For further details browse international right to study check

Enrolment online

You will need to login to the intranet to enrol online

  • Agree to be a student at Swansea University and abide by the academic guide regulations and the data protection statement
  • Provide your term time address and postcode if you are studying in the UK, otherwise provide your study abroad contact address
  • Check and update your student record
  • Confirm your module selection
  • If you are liable to pay a fee, during online enrolment make a payment by card or set up a direct debit
  • At the end of online enrolment you will receive a message confirming that you have successfully enrolled.
  • If you do not receive a message that you have successfully enrolled or for any reason you cannot enrol online, please contact us and a member of staff will help you.

Paying tuition fees

If you are self-funding, browse the links below about paying your fees:

University ID Card and statements

University ID Card

  • To pick up your card, you must be enrolled and bring your passport (or your EEA national identity card or the UK/EU photo ID you uploaded) to prove your identity.
  • If you have a student loan, after picking up your ID card the University will confirm your attendance which triggers the first student loan payment into your bank account.
  • If you are a new international student, to avoid being reported to the Home Office you must be enrolled and have your visa/BRP and University ID cards.
  • Pick up your new University ID card from one of these venues:
DateOpenBay CampusSingleton Campus
21-22 Sep 09:00-17:00 Great Hall Room 029  Fulton House 1st Floor Refectory
23 Sep CLOSED - -
24-27 Sep 09:00-17:00 Great Hall Room 029   Fulton House 1st Floor Refectory
28 Sep 09:00-13:00 Great Hall Room 029  Fulton House 1st Floor Refectory
All other dates 09:00 - 17:00 Bay Library  Park Library


If you need a statement letter from the University confirming you are enrolled for a third party. for example, to open a bank statement or for your landlord you can get one printed at the enrolment venue.

New Research postgraduate induction

  • Inform your main supervisor that you have enrolled and confirm the next step of your work plan.
  • Your supervisor and College administration office can advise about attending induction events or training modules.
  • Check out the welcome events 

Timeline 2018

DateEventEvent Information


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 Right to study check
for non-EU students

Right ot study registration
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

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