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Aberystwyth University, Wales

Location: Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
Website: For information for exchange students, see Aberystwyth International
Language of instruction: English

English Language Requirement for exchange students whose first language is not English is as  follows:

  • CEFR B2
  • IELTS 6.0 – 7.0 (depends on the department) with minimum of 5.5 in each component

Terms:  Fall semester (September - December/January), Spring semester (January - May) and summer semester (late April - early June)


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  • 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard, REF 2014
  • 4th in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction, National Student Survey 2016
  • Over 7,000 students, including over 1,100 postgraduates in seventeen academic departments
  • Aberystwyth hosts the National Library of Wales, the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, the United Theological College and a College of Further Education.
  • Aberystwyth has excellent natural and man-made facilities which include on-campus swimming pool and sports halls, many all-weather sports fields, and a newly-furbished gym.
  • The safest place to study in Wales and amongst the 10 safest in the UK, the Complete University Guide 2016
  • Direct train to the international airport

Area of study

  • Fine Art
  • Art History
  • Biology Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Veterinary Biosciences
  • Economics
  • Management
  • International Politics
  • Human Biology and Health
  • Geography
  • Earth Sciences
  • History
  • Celtic Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Film and Theatre Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Agriculture

Funding Opportunity

Additional scholarship funding may be available. Contact for more information. 

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from Aberystwyth University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On-campus housing: Guaranteed for International Students. See the university's Accommodation website for details.
  • Off-campus housing: Available.

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Student visa required. Aberystwyth University offers comprehensive guidelines on Visa and Immigration through the Visa Support & Advice webpages.
  • Orientation: Available both semesters

Registration Options

  • Part-time (for 1 term only due to Visa restrictions)
  • Full-time (for 1-2 terms)

How to apply

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