Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • Aberystwyth University is a friendly, close-knit community where international students are welcomed and supported throughout their stay.
  • After hosting a welcome ceremony, the university offers document check services, course enrollment support, course/module information and, as part of Freshers', a Welcome Week full of social activities (including departmental events), helping students settle into life at the university.
  • Meet and Greet service from Birmingham International Airport: international students who have firmly accepted the offer to study at Aberystwyth University, and due to arrive on the dates specified on the university website, can reserve a place on this coach service.
  • Freshers’ Heroes (some of the university's current students) will be easily spotted around campus at the beginning of term, to help new students find their way around or answer any questions about university life.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details about support offered to international students.

English Language Requirements

  • Degree programmes at Aberystwyth University normally require a IELTS score of 6.5.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students from outside the EU are guaranteed a place in university residences for the duration of their studies, providing their application is submitted by the published date, and that an offer of accommodation is responded to by the deadline provided.
  • Spaces are available and priority given to international students who wish to remain in university accommodation during the summer.
  • International students receive all accommodation benefits as for undergraduate students; please refer to the undergraduate accommodation section.

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £13,000 £13,750
Mixed £13,000–14,500 £15,000
Laboratory £14,500 £15,000
Clinical - -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?