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  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Residence Halls Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Biological Science, Biological Science (Marine Biology), Business Administration, Chemistry, Cinema and Television Arts, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, French, Geography, Health Science, History, Japanese, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Spanish
Language Prerequisite: None Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior
GPA requirement: 3.0 (CUM. & CSUF. If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may still be eligible to apply.) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Special Notes: Dependents not permitted Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:
Swansea I Swansea II

UK: Swansea University

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.


Program Highlights

City: Located in Wales, the city of Swansea is situated along the coastal north end of Swansea Bay near Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, providing access to city amenities and peaceful settings of nature.

University: Swansea is a research-led university: A third of their research is now classed as world-leading and 90 percent as internationally excellent across all disciplines.

Academics: Earn Major, Minor, and General Education credit.

Tuition: Same tuition cost as home CSU campus.

Language of Instruction: English

Special Notes: Due to an overwhelming number of applicants, we anticipate all UK spots to be filled by applicants who submit their application by February 15. If you wish to be considered for one of our UK programs, you must submit your application by the February 15 deadline.


About Swansea University

Located along the coast of Swansea Bay, Swansea University is a student favorite in the UK. Students rated it the highest out of 160 UK universities in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, and the student clubs and societies around campus are top-tier. While their research activity exceeds that of many larger universities, the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere remains a priority for Swansea.

The university is divided between two campuses: The 46-acre Singleton Park campus, which houses the colleges of Arts and Humanities, Human and Health Sciences, Medicine, Science, and Law, and the 65-acre Bay Campus, which houses the College of Engineering and School of Management, the Great Hall auditorium, and a new library. Swansea university received the highest possible honors in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2018).

For detailed information regarding deadlines and how to apply, go the the CSU International Programs website here.


Please note: Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program, the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application. *Note: 
The CSU IP application will require an official transcript for the host university.

Applicants must have completed at least two semesters at CSUF at the time of application.

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the United Kingdom, a British student takes courses (“modules” or “units”) in his or her field of study. “General education,” as it is understood in the United States, is not known in the British degree structure. Thus, the British student covers a field of study/major in great detail, spending two to three times as long in concentrated study as does the typical American undergraduate. It is Academic Bulletin for the UK: 2017-18 Page 2 of 6 (4/21/17) not surprising, therefore, to find American seniors taking second year subjects in the UK, or to find American graduate students pursuing third and fourth year British undergraduate subjects.

Instruction takes place in varying formats, from large-scale lectures to small seminars to individual tutorials. CSU students will find that they spend fewer hours in class than in California, but that they will be expected to do substantial amounts of background reading in order to follow lectures and will also find more of an emphasis on writing, and that British universities have high standards for student writing skills.

In the traditional British system, courses run for the entire year rather than by semester or quarter, although there are exceptions. British higher education has undergone a process of change and institutions have converted to “modular” curricula, as well as semesterization of the courses. In addition, courses have been assigned credit values to meet the needs of European and American universities.

All students, regardless of the university they are attending, are required to take:

• The equivalent of 15-16 CSU units each semester (but no more than 19 units per semester).
• Courses (depending on the credit/unit values of courses) within the approved area of study in which they were placed, following the same general plan as their British counterparts.

If permitted by their host university, students may take one elective course outside of their area of study as part of their 15-16 units per semester.