Swansea University

Swansea University matches academic excellence with an enviable quality of life. 

Founded in 1920 and just three hours from London by train, they are a traditional university with a long history of academic success, excellent facilities and high standards of teaching.

When students choose to study at Swansea University, they become part of an ambitious, research-led institution and also benefit from living in the one of the UK's most naturally beautiful regions.

The 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks Swansea University in the top global 200 in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Structural), English Language, Literature & Linguistics, Geography, Law & Legal Studies, and Environmental Studies. 

In the 2014 QS Stars global university ratings system, Swansea University is awarded 5 stars for teaching quality, facilities, internationalisation and engagement. 

It is the the only university in the UK to offer a Master’s degree in Development and Human Rights.  

Chevening and Swansea University

Swansea University holds the high-achieving Chevening Award holders who have studied with them over the past many years in high esteem.

Swansea says: 'We wish to build on this strong foundation by enabling more highly able students to contribute to our academic community. 

Chevening Awards have attracted academically gifted, highly motivated students to Swansea University who have made a valuable contribution to the institution both intellectually and in terms of community diversification, and we have benefited from association with the quality and esteem of the Chevening brand. Our partnership with Chevening will help to raise Swansea University’s profile in regions which have growing significance for us and where we anticipate establishing sustainable partnerships.'

Swansea make a point of celebrating and recognising their Chevening Scholars by inviting them to meet the Vice Chancellor for an informal chat over tea and Welsh cakes.  They have also used their strong connections with the Welsh Government to arrange meetings for Chevening Scholars with Ministers at the Senedd and to experience the debating chamber in action.  

Who do Swansea support?

Swansea University welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries in any subject.

This year, Swansea University is also generously co-funding a number of awards available to applicants from:

  • China
  • Brazil
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Egypt
  • Vietnam

All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Swansea are encouraged to select the university as their first preference in their Chevening application