Swansea

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Swansea

This English city is located on the south coast of Wales. It is a small but very beautiful city with a port and beaches that you will be able to enjoy, as well as museums, castles and nearby nature.

This city receives hundreds of students every year. It is said that the majority of Swansea's population is made up of young English and internationals who come to enjoy their study mobility. For this reason, you will find others like you from different parts of the world to share your experience with. 

You might be wondering, what is student life like in Swansea? It is generally a quiet place compared to larger cities, but full of places to go and activities to do. There are also several student associations and clubs in the university among which you will surely find one that you like and meet people with the same interests there. If the cold and rainy weather throws you back, be informed that students of previous years always state that, you easily get used to it and manage to enjoy your stay to the fullest.

Student apartments for rent in Swansea

In Swansea there is usually little offer of complete apartments for students, but they can be a studio type or with more rooms to share. We recommend that you start searching for accommodation as soon as you can, in this way you will have more options to choose from and more possibilities to find the ideal one for you easily. If you start your search with the Erasmus Play housing search engine, you will be able to compare the verified offer of flats and rooms from a multitude of online platforms.

The cost of a studio flat is usually £ 470 per month for one located further from the centre, or £ 860 for a more centrally located one, close to the university and places frequented by students.

Student rooms for rent in Swansea

Most of the accommodation offered in this Welsh city belongs to single rooms in flats shared with other students. When comparing between the available rooms, you have to pay attention to their characteristics, such as whether it has a desk, bedding, wardrobe and some other detail. You also have to look at what the apartment itself includes, such as if it has a shared bathroom among all or if you have a private bathroom, what are its common areas and if it has a terrace, balcony and/or garden.

When it comes to room prices, the minimum is usually around £ 340 per month. The average cost is 550 pounds, although the maximum can be up to 950 pounds per month.

Student accommodation in Swansea

When looking for accommodation it is important to consider the best neighbourhoods to live in as a student. For this reason, below we inform you about the most chosen areas by international students to live in:

Apartments for rent in the centre of Swansea

This neighbourhood is preferred by young people since here you will be close to the sites of interest which are normally busy areas during the day. In addition, there are some university buildings here and you will also have easy access to the campuses that are a little further away.

Apartments in Maritime Quarter

This neighbourhood is located where there used to be a large pier. Now it has a very good atmosphere, with restaurants, pubs, a beach, museums and beautiful views.

Room for Rent in Sandfields

Sandfields is located between downtown and the Singleton Park campus to the west. It has access to the beach, several shops, bars and restaurants for young people.

Erasmus accommodation near Swansea University

These are the two universities that receive the most international students every year:

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

This institution absorbed the University Swansea Metropolitan a few years ago. It has three campuses different in Swansea:

  • SA1 Swansea Waterfront: It is located in the port area of ​​the city, on the River Tawe and Swansea Bay. Here you can find the Institute of Education, the faculties of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.
  • Business Campus: it is located in the centre of the city and has the faculties of Business and Administration, Health Care, Law, Public Services, Sports Administration, Tourism, Events and Hospitality.
  • Swansea College of Art: This institution is also located in the city centre and offers courses related to art and design.

Swansea University

This university has two different campuses:

  • Singleton Park Campus: This is the main campus, located next to the Park to the southwest of the city centre. Its faculties include Humanities, Law, Translation, Medicine and Education.
  • Bay Campus: this is located to the east of downtown, less than 15 minutes by public transport. It has the Faculties of Engineering and the School of Administration. 

University residence in Swansea

The University of Swansea has residences for its students. However, the places are few compared to the demand, so many students are left without a place. For this reason, most young internationals choose to rent a room in a shared flat, this allows them to also live their mobility experience with other students in similar situations as them.

Frequently asked questions about living in Swansea

How much does a student room cost in Swansea?
The average cost is approximately 550 pounds per month, with the minimum being 340 pounds and the maximum being 950 pounds per month.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Swansea?
The Erasmus scholarship to study in Swansea will depend on the student's country of origin, as each part of the world has different rules in this regard.
What is student life like in Swansea?
It is said that life in Swansea is dedicated to students, so you will always find activities, sports, parties and shops. To go out at night, remember the name of Wind Street, where most of the city's pubs and clubs are concentrated.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Swansea?
The cost of living in Swansea is quite affordable compared to the rest of the UK. If you rent a room in a shared flat, it means that you have to have around 800 pounds a month between rent, food and leisure.
Why go on Erasmus to Swansea?
This city is perfect if you want to learn or improve your English and immerse yourself in the culture of the United Kingdom and Wales. In addition, here you will be able to meet people from all over the world, as well as travel to places with nature and nearby cities to learn more about the environment.

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