Flexible academic program in a friendly seaside location

Swansea University is a world-class research-led university located on the scenic southwest coast of Wales, close to the Gower Peninsula.

Both the university and the city have been designated as one of the World Health Organization’s Healthy Cities and Healthy Universities. This highlights the wonderful seaside environment with a flexible and comprehensive academic program that you’ll enjoy at Swansea. The university is recognized for its strengths in American studies, sociology, sustainability, anthropology and math.

I chose Wales because I wanted to spend a semester abroad surrounded by a beautiful landscape and interesting people but also have the convenience of the English language. ”

Lauren Corboy

Pacific Lutheran University Student, Swansea University

  • Over 80 societies and 47 clubs to choose from, including American football, canoe, equestrian, go-karting, hiking, fencing, lacrosse, mountaineering, rugby, surfing, Snowriders and Ultimate Frisbee.

  • All students take a pre-session course on contemporary British politics, culture and society, which includes field study to museums and other places of interest, exploring the forces that have shaped British society since 1945.

  • By 2015 the university will have a new Science and Innovation Campus to complement an upgraded Singleton Park Campus.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2014 9/7/2014 12/13/2014 14.5 $19,390 4/20/2014 More Info
Academic Year 2014 9/7/2014 6/13/2015 32.5 $33,450 4/20/2014 More Info
Spring 2015 1/6/2015 6/13/2015 15-18 $20,170 10/15/2014 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Small City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Wales are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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