UK & EU Students - 2018 Entry

Here is the range of Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries on offer to UK and EU students beginning with us in 2018.

Our generous provision means that you can combine a number of awards to make your financial package even more valuable.

Entrance Scholarship and Merit Awards

Value: up to £2,000 a year

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.

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Academic Excellence Studentships

Value: £2,000 in first year

In order to reward academic excellence achieved prior to beginning at the University, we are pleased to offer Academic Excellence Studentships worth £2,000 in the first year of study to applicants from the UK/EU who place Aberystwyth University as their Firm choice through UCAS and go on to achieve at least:

  • Grades AAA at A level*
  • D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • 36 points in the International Baccalaureate

There is no need to apply, awards will automatically be allocated to eligible students.

* Grade A in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma, to include the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate, may be accepted in lieu of one of the A level grades.

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

Aberystwyth Bursary

Our means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary is targeted to support widening participation in higher education and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all students. Applicants from the UK and EU whose household income is £35,000 or lower will be entitled to receive £500 a year towards their living costs.  Income assessments for applicants from the UK will be made automatically by the relevant student finance bodies when applicants apply for student finance.  Applicants from EU (outside of the UK) should complete and return the tuition fee support form (EU18N) for new students, which will be sent to you by the Student Finance EU Customer Services Team.

Welsh Medium Study Scholarships

97% of our graduates who have studied Welsh medium modules are in work or further study six months after graduating (DHLE, 2017). We are therefore pleased to offer Scholarships to encourage Welsh speakers to follow part - or all - of their course through the medium of Welsh.

  • Higher Scholarship - £250 a year (for taking at least 40 credits through the medium of Welsh each year)
  • Motivation Scholarship - £100 a year (for taking up to 39 credits through the medium of Welsh each year)

Students do not have to apply for these Scholarships – those who register on eligible modules will automatically receive the payment. Details of eligible modules will be available upon registration at the start of each academic year.

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.

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Sports Scholarships

Value: £500 a year

Plus, 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. You should include as much relevant information as possible so that the Awarding Panel can make an informed decision ... also remember to submit a reference from someone connected with your sport.

Please note: the Sports Scholarship competition is only open to new applicants to the University, current students are ineligible to apply.

Music Scholarships

Value: up to £650 a year

Plus, 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 or music@aber.ac.uk

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Bursaries for Care Leavers, Young Carers and Related

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 wpsi@aber.ac.uk

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 fill in the Online Application Form.