Global Education

Swansea University

Swansea, Wales

Founded in 1920, Swansea University is a vibrant, research-led university at the forefront of academic and scientific discovery. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, the University’s location is part of its appeal. Placed among the top 20 Universities in the U.K. for teaching quality and student satisfaction, Swansea aims to deliver an outstanding student experience alongside teaching of the highest quality that produces graduates equipped for exceptional professional achievement. Students can receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Tutoring is available. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a 1-month pre-semester internship or a pre-sessional academic program in either Swansea or London worth 3 credits.


Quick Facts

Location: Swansea (population: 240,000 )

University: Swansea University (12,000 students)

Terms available: 

  • Spring (late January to late June)
  • Fall (September to December).Note: Although the examination period for the fall semester takes place in January, essays can be submitted in lieu of the January exams which allow students to return home at the end of term in December. Fall term is not available for students taking courses in Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Geography, Economics, and Mathematics.

Minimum Application Requirements: 3.0 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadline:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa Information: See the Visa Information: United Kingdom page for detailed information.


Academic Program

Students can receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. Students will have the opportunity to earn 12-15 credits by enrolling in regular semester courses (40 Swansea credits) and either an 1-month pre-semester internship, or a pre-sessional academic program in either Swansea or London worth 3 credits. Some courses include American Studies, Biological Sciences, and Criminology.

To view the course selection, visit the Swansea University course catalog.

For more information about life at the university, go the the Swansea University website.


Credit for Semester Study Abroad

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the foreign transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.


For More Information…

For more information, visit the Swansea University website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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