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Study at Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University is the first university in Wales, founded in 1872 and has attracted students from all over the world. It is an institution that prides itself on its research power, teaching quality and graduate employability.

Read more general info on Aberystwyth University below but to get more details on whether Aberystwyth is a good fit for you, fill out the form at the bottom of this page and one of our advisors will be in touch to help you decide if Aberystwyth University is your next dream school!

Top ranking for teaching quality

Aberystwyth is continuously ranked top in the UK for teaching quality and student satisfaction showing their commitment to ensuring students receive the best education while at university. The university's teaching is considered to be the best in the UK and is directly informed by a wealth of cutting-edge research from involvement in the Mars Rover Expeditions to the forensic analysis of Medieval Documents. For the past five years, Aberystwyth University has ranked at the top of the Student Satisfaction charts and has been awarded University of the year for Student Experience in 2021. 

Free Accommodation for International Students

International students receive help from the university from the moment they submit their application. You will be given information about what scholarships are available for you including out International Accommodation Award which can give you accommodation for free in our Cwrt Mawr accommodation or a £2,000 discount on all other university-managed accommodation. Once you’re on campus students are given a Peer Guide to help them adjust to living in Aberystwyth. While living in Aber you will be able to pursue your interests or hobbies in one of the 100+ student clubs and societies. There is everything from football to horseback riding and knitting and everything in between. If they don’t have a club that you’re interested in, you can always make your own! 

Living in Aberystwyth

The university is located on the west coast of the UK and in the middle of the Welsh coastline.  People come from far and wide to visit Aberystwyth, explore its natural beauty and enjoy its fine offering of culture. There is extensive amounts of nature giving you access to a variety of hikes or mountain biking if you desire. Or, if you’ve always wanted to learn to surf or kayak there are regular lessons held in town! You will never be too far from larger cities with convenient travel links to Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and London, perfect for a weekend away! With the beach at your toes and the Cambrian Mountains behind you, you won’t find a more stunning setting to study your degree. Did you also know that Wales has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world? 


While you are focused on your academics, Aberystwyth University has a team ready to prepare you for life after graduation. At Aberystwyth, employability is taken very seriously with 97% of graduates in work or further study within 6 months. The university also offers an impressive Careers Service which runs regular careers workshops; provide details on opportunities and can advice you on identifying valuable work experience. 

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