Aberystwyth University

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Intake Periods September 2024

About Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University offers international students the option of free accommodation. This is equivalent to a £4,000 scholarship!

The scholarship is different depending on which accommodation building you choose but is either totally free or discounted by £2,000. We are also proud to say that we won the Gold Award for student accommodation in 2022 (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022) meaning that you will have access to quality accommodation at an affordable price.

We are proud to attract students from all over the world, with 100 different nationalities joining us in the last three years alone.

Our longstanding international outlook is what makes the town of Aberystwyth the vibrant place that it is. The people of Aberystwyth are friendly and welcoming and the town is known for its safe environment. We therefore invite you to join our vibrant, outward-looking community to learn new exciting concepts and develop life-long friendships.

Aberystwyth University has welcomed students from all over the world since it was founded, as the first University College in Wales, in 1872. Its reputation for research power, teaching excellence, student satisfaction and unbelievable location are what set Aberystwyth apart from other universities.

For a medium-sized university, we are consistently ranked highly in the U.K. for student satisfaction and outstanding teaching quality. For the last six years, Aberystwyth University has ranked at the top of the Student Satisfaction charts (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2021).

Aberystwyth University was also #1 in the UK for teaching quality and student experience in 2021 (The Times: Good University Guide 2021).

Located in a small town with a rich variety of people, Aberystwyth University is part of a vibrant and friendly community. With the mountains behind you and the sea at your toes, you will not find a more beautiful place to learn new concepts, develop friendships, broaden your horizons and kick-start your career.

Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

“I love the people in Aberystwyth, they are accommodating and friendly. The university offers a level playing ground for everyone to excel in their academic and professional pursuit.

What made me adjust to life here, was the support from the university. My supervisor put in extra effort to make sure I settled in well for studying.”

Samson Omeiza Balogun
Nigeria, MRes Parasite Control
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“Aberystwyth University gave me unforgettable memories, friends for the rest of my life, and a wonderful start to my professional life.

The professors showed genuine interest in their students’ futures and passion for their subjects in both the departments I belonged to. The barbecue, the beaches and the nature all make Aber a perfect place to study.”

Benedicte Halvorsen
Norway, Business and Management with Politics
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Aberystwyth University Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Creative Media, Creative Writing, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Drama and Dance, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, English and Creative Writing, English Literature, Environmental Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, History, Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism, International Relations, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness, Veterinary Science

Apply to study at Aberystwyth University as an international student