Swansea University

Swansea University matches academic excellence with an enviable quality of life

Swansea University logo

Founded in 1920 and just three hours from London by train, Swansea University is an established 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.

This year Swansea University climbed into The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide Top 30 – a testament to the continuous investment in facilities and improvement in the delivery of teaching.

The University was also ranked in the UK Top 5 for Student Satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction survey (2018).

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 hosting a number of events throughout the year, exclusively for scholarship holders.

Swansea University lanyard

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.

#CheveningTours visits Swansea

What’s it like to study at Swansea? We invited Scholars to take us on a tour of their universities to offer us a real insight into the scholar experience.

You can watch Zolzaya Badral’s tour below, which she filmed in February; Zolzaya is from Mongolia and studying an MSc in Finance.

Zolzaya’s Chevening Tour