Entrance Scholarships & Merit Awards


The Entrance Scholarship and Merit Awards competition requires you to sit two exams in two different subjects (we have 38 subjects for you to choose from).

Scholarships are worth £1,000 to £2,000 a year. All scholars are given an unconditional offer of a place at the University, and a guarantee of a place to live in a University residence throughout their time as an undergraduate student.

Students who do not receive a Scholarship, but whose performance in the exam is deserving of recognition, are offered Merit Awards. All Merit Award holders will receive £1,000 in their first year of study, together with an unconditional offer. Candidates who narrowly miss out on achieving a Scholarship or Merit Award may be given a reduced or unconditional offer on the basis of their performance in the examinations.

The exams take place on 31st January and can either be taken at Aberystwyth, at your school or college, or at our examination centres in Poland or Bulgaria.  It may be possible to sit the examinations in other approved examination centres outside of the UK.  Unfortunately it is not possible to sit the exams on any other date. 

The Entrance Scholarship Application Form needs to be returned before 18th January 2017.

If you wish to sit the exam outside of the UK the deadline to return your application form is 15th January 2017.

If you are deferring your application to 2018, you can sit the exams in 2016 (and defer any award you receive) or in February 2018.

It's a good idea to look at our past Entrance Scholarship Exam Papers to get a feel for the type and level of questions likely to be asked.  If you intend to submit an Art Portfolio as one of your exams, you can find further details here.

Full regulations for the Entrance Scholarship and Merit Award competition can be viewed in the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards brochure.

More Information

Entrance Scholarship Application Forms

Choose where you'd like to sit the exam:

Aberystwyth University or in the UK



 Entrance Scholarship Application Form - Mauritius