UK & EU Students
Here is the range of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries on offer to UK and EU students. Our generous provision means that you can combine a number of awards to make your financial package more valuable.
Value: up to £1,200 a year
The Entrance Scholarship and Merit Awards are awarded on the basis of your performance in two 2-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
The Aberystwyth Bursary is our only means-tested award, and is based upon your household income. If your household income is below £34,090, you will receive between £600 - £1,000 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.
Value: £500 a year; free Club Sporty 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 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.
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
School of Management and Business
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.
Further information on these Scholarships, including a link to the application forms, can be found here.
It is possible to hold a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarship alongside any Aberystwyth University awards.
Value: £1,000 a year
Our Excellence Scholarships aim to reward academic achievement prior to university entry. We have up to 100 Excellence Scholarships to award.
If you apply to Aberystwyth by 30 June, choose us as your ‘Firm’ choice, and achieve at least 320 points from three full A levels (or equivalent qualifications), you will automatically be considered for a Scholarship. You don’t have to apply for this scholarship; successful candidates will be notified of their award before the start of term.
Value: £400 discount from your first year residential fee
Students who live in halls are surrounded by a wealth of cultures, and to ensure that all students, irrespective of means, benefit from this unique environment, the University is offering a £400 discount from your first year residential fee (Halls of Residence or University-managed properties).
To receive this award, all you need to do is apply through UCAS by 30th June, and make Aberystwyth your ‘Firm’ choice. The discount will be applied automatically to eligible candidates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Leavers Bursaries
Aberystwyth University is aware of the financial difficulties faced by students entering higher education who have previously been in Care. In order to ease this financial pressure, we are pleased to offer:
• Full Bursary for Care Leavers - worth £1,800 per annum
• Part Bursary for Care Leavers - worth £1,000 per annum
All full-time UK undergraduate students who are under 24 years of age and who can demonstrate that they have been in care prior to their 16th birthday, for a period of 6 months or more may be eligible for the full bursary. Those who have been in care for a period of 3-6 months may be eligible for the part bursary.
Please contact the Centre for Widening Participation, Equality and Social Inclusion for further details on 01970 621890 or email email@example.com.