Scholarships and Bursaries Overview

Aberystwyth offers a comprehensive range of bursaries and scholarships, which have been recognised as the most valuable in the UK.  These could significantly reduce the financial pressure on you obtaining a first class education at Aberystwyth.  Our Scholarship and Bursary Calculator will give you an idea of what you may be entitled to receive.

Name of AwardValue and BenefitsWho Can ApplyEligibility CriteriaWhen to ApplySeparate Application Form
Entrance Scholarships
  • £1,000 to £1,200 a year
  • An unconditional offer
  • Guaranteed accommodation in University accommodation for the duration of your course
Anyone
  • Must sit two exams in two different subjects
  • Exams taken in early February at Aberystwyth or at a school/college in the UK
By 29th January Yes
Merit Awards
  • £1,000 in the first year only
  • An unconditional offer
Anyone
  • Must sit two exams in two different subjects
  • Exams taken in early February at Aberystwyth or at a school/college in the UK
By 29th January Yes (the Entrance Scholarship application form)
Excellence Scholarships
  • £1,000 a year
UK/EU students
  • Must have applied to Aberystwyth by 30th June and place Aberystwyth as your firm choice of University
  • Must achieve at least 320 points from your best 3 full A-levels (or equivalent qualifications)
  • 100 Scholarships available
No need to apply - you will automatically receive the award if you are eligible No
Residential Bursaries
  • £400 discount off your first year's accommodation fees if you reside in a Hall of Residence or University managed property
UK/EU students
  • Must have applied to Aberystwyth by 30th June and place Aberystwyth as your firm choice of University
No need to apply - you will automatically receive the award if you are eligible No

Aberystwyth Bursaries

  • £600 - £1,000 a year, depending on household income
UK/EU students
  • If your household income is below £34,090 you will receive a Bursary towards your living costs
No need to apply - we will access the information you provide to the Student Loans Company No
Sports Scholarships
  • 500 a year
  • Free Club Sporty membership of the University Sports Centre
  • Guaranteed accommodation in University accommodation for the duration of your course
UK/EU students
  • Must have applied to Aberystwyth by 30th June and place Aberystwyth as your firm choice of University
  • Must meet the terms of the offer fully
By 30th June Yes
Music Scholarships
  • £500 a year
  • Free membership of Music Centre Ensembles.
  • Free use of Music Centre facilities.
  • Guaranteed accommodation in University accommodation for the duration of your course
Anyone
  • Awarded on the basis of a competitive orchestral instrument audition
By 30th June Yes
Care Leaver Bursaries
  • Full bursary - £1,800 a year
  • Part bursary - £1,000 a year
UK students
  • Restricted to students under 24 years of age, who have been in care for a period of 3 months or more prior to their 16th birthday
  • Must meet the terms of the offer fully
Any time before the course begins Yes
International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships
  • £8,000 over 3 years
International students (excluding EU)
  • Must have applied to Aberystwyth by 30th June and place Aberystwyth as your firm choice of University
  • Must attain the specified minimum academic requirements for their country
By 30th June No

Although it is not possible to hold an Entrance Scholarship or Merit Award with an Excellence Scholarship, you can hold any of these three awards together with any of our other bursaries.

Please note that each Scholarship and Bursary has its own terms and conditions.