UK & EU Students


Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries on offer to UK and EU students beginning with us in 2017

Here is the range of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries on offer to UK and EU students beginning with us in 2017. Our generous provision means that you can combine a number of awards to make your financial package more valuable.


Entrance Scholarships and Merit Awards

Value: up to £2,000 a year
The Entrance Scholarship and Merit Awards are awarded on the basis of your performance in two 1.5-hour exams set by the University and can be held for any degree scheme. All scholars are given an unconditional offer of a place at the University, and the opportunity to live in a University residence throughout their time as an undergraduate student.

Find out more about our Entrance Scholarships and Merit Awards

Aberystwyth Bursary

The Aberystwyth Bursary is our only means-tested award, and is based upon your household income. If your household income is below £35,000, you will receive between £500 - £750 a year. UK students don’t have to complete a separate application form for the bursary. When you are applying for student finance please opt to share your information on the relevant form.

Departmental Awards

Value: Up to £500 per year
A number of our academic departments offer Departmental Awards, which can be held in addition to many of our other awards. Details of how to apply can be obtained directly from the relevant department.

Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics
Department of Computer Science

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships

The aim of the Scholarship scheme is to offer financial support to students studying through the medium of Welsh. There are three levels of award, depending on the number of credits available to study through the medium of Welsh (The Williams Salesbury Scholarship, the Lead Scholarships and the Incentive Scholarships). Scholarships range from £1,500 to £5,000.

It is possible to hold a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarship alongside any Aberystwyth University awards.

Sports Scholarships

Value: £500 a year; free Platinum membership of the University Sports Centre for each year of study; and guaranteed accommodation in a University-managed residence for the duration of the course.

Sports Scholarships are intended for applicants to the University who can demonstrate recent achievement of a high standard in sport, and a commitment to developing their sporting performance whilst at university. You can hold a Sports Scholarship for any full-time course at Aberystwyth. To apply, you will need to download a Sports Scholarship Application Form and return it to us by 30th June, or you can fill out the online form.

Music Scholarships

Value: £500 a year, and includes free membership of the Music Centre ensembles, free use of the Music Centre’s practice rooms, library and other appropriate facilities, and guaranteed University accommodation for the duration of your course.

Music Scholarships are intended for experienced players of orchestral instruments who can actively contribute to the University’s wide range of orchestras, bands etc. They are awarded on the basis of competitive audition.

For further information contact the Music Centre on 01970 622685, email

Bursaries for Care Leavers, Young Careers and related groups

Aberystwyth University is aware of the financial difficulties faced by students entering higher education who have previously been in Care or who have caring responsibilities, or are estranged from families and guardians in their late teenage years. In order to ease this financial pressure, we are pleased to offer:

• Full Bursary - worth £1,500 per annum
• Part Bursary - worth £800 per annum

Students who declare in their UCAS application that they are in care, are a recognised young carer, or are recently estranged from their family / guardian due to other widening access criteria may be eligible to receive this additional payment (regardless of any other bursary or scholarship held with us).

Please contact the Centre for Widening Participation, Equality and Social Inclusion for further details on 01970 621890 or email

Rashid Domingo Bursary

Value: up to £12,000 over 3 years.  This Bursary has been made possible by a generous donation to the University by Mr Rashid Domingo.  It is open to applicants for any of our undergraduate courses in IBERS or the Department of Physics, who have attended secondary school/college in Wales for a period of at least 3 years.  The Bursary is aimed at students who may otherwise be prevented from attending university due to financial considerations. 

Please see the full terms and conditions of the bursary and online application form.