UK: Wales: Swansea University Exchange
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- Communication, Journalism, and Media
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Language and Area Studies
- Sustainability, Food, and Environment
- Gen Ed
- Gilman Eligible
- United Kingdom
- Academic Year
February 15, 2023
September 20, 2023
For more information, contact:
Office of Global Opportunities
Enjoy inspirational scenery and immerse yourself in the unique language and culture of Wales with a semester or academic year on exchange at Swansea University. The University is set in rolling parklands overlooking the Swansea Bay with fresh sea air, gorgeous beaches and a safe environment.
SU welcomes students form 100 countries every year and has a long international tradition. The staff are supportive and accustomed to working with international exchange students. At SU you are able to choose a variety of courses to fulfill major, minor and general education requirements.
Students will live in university accommodations (dorms) or shared flats (apartments) located close to campus.
Actual dates will vary based on host institutions academic calendar, but below are estimated timeframes.
- Fall Semester: mid September – late December
- Spring Semester: mid January – late June
- Academic Year: mid September – late June
This program is offered annually.
Courses are available in many majors including American studies, computer sciences, development studies, economics, English, geography, history, languages, literature, math, media studies, music, physics, political science, psychology, and social policy.
Swansea modules (courses) are listed as credit points. A typical semester load is 60 credit points (15 OHIO semester credits) and an academic year is 120 credit points (30 OHIO semester credits).
Courses in Biology, Chemistry, Philosophy, Health Science and Sports Science may have limited availability to Ohio University students.
For more information on modules (courses) available, visit the Swansea University website.
The students are responsible for health insurance, administrative fee, and out-of- pocket costs, in addition to tuition for 12-20 credit hours. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.
Items that are not related to the program (i.e., additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.
- Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program.
- If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program.
In event of emergency, it is essential that participants have access to contingency funds as the University cannot loan money to participants. Participants need access to resources to cover unanticipated medical or other expenses, such as quarantine housing. While the University does provide international emergency health insurance for students traveling abroad, not all medical care providers overseas accept this in lieu of payment up front. Travelers may need to cover the cost up front and seek reimbursement after the fact. Visit our health and safety webpage for more information on international emergency health insurance for travelers.
Study Away and COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial, and academic risk. The CDC advises that travelers should be up to date on all COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Entry to some countries and participation in local program and free-time activities may be restricted due to COVID-19. Unvaccinated travelers may incur additional expenses and are especially affected by potential on-site restrictions and entry requirements. For further information, contact email@example.com.
Looking for Funding Opportunities?
More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.
Students participating in the Swansea Exchange program are eligible to apply for a BUTEX Scholarship.
Eligibility and Requirements
This program is open to undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.8 or above. Students should have completed one year of study at the time of travel.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire conduct policy.
This program does not accepts NON-OHIO students.
Entry and Exit Requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
US citizens studying at Swansea University for one semester will not need a visa to enter the UK, however academic year students will apply for a visa. Please note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s Visa Information Page
Information for Non-U.S. citizens can be found here.