There are more than 21,500 students in higher education at Swansea University & Swansea Metropolitan University, and a further 2,200 students studying at University of Wales:Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen.
With so much to do, see and enjoy while here students are spoilt for choice! To get an idea of what's on offer check out the pages in our 'Living In' section.
Swansea University alone has over 15,000 students and offers more than 500 undergraduate and 130 postgraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas, from American Studies to Zoology.
More than 6,500 students had enrolled to study at Swansea Metropolitan University, which has four faculties: Faculty of Applied Design & Engineering, Faculty of Art & Design, Faculty of Business and Management and Faculty of Humanities.
Trinity's students come from all over the UK, plus there is a growing community of international students studying at the campus. In July 2009, Trinity University College was formally merged with University of Wales Lampeter. The new Institution, called University of Wales:Trinity St David, accepted its first cohort of students in September 2010.
All three universities have students from overseas, representing more than 30 countries world-wide, ranging from Scandanavia, Europe, India, China, USA, Canada, South America and many others too numerous to name. In today's global market place, knowledge and ability to work effectively with others is vital and having overseas students is important to university life, not just from an educational perspective but also culturally, raising social awareness and understanding.
Did you know?
- Swansea University is ranked the second highest Welsh University in the The Complete University Guide 2013 league table, rising to 49th overall .
- The Times Higher Education Supplement's National Student Experience Survey placed Swansea University in the top 10 for the UK's best student experience two years running, 2008 and 2009.
- Students studying in Swansea Bay come from all over the UK and at least 30 other countries world-wide.