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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)

Highlights

Students with sparklers on beach
  • 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 goglobal@uvic.ca 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.

Housing

  • 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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