International Students

Aberystwyth University offers an exceptional environment to learn and live.

We are both Welsh and international–a diverse people, town and campus living and learning together in close-knit community. The town itself is a bustling cosmopolitan cultural hub set on the coast of mid Wales and surrounded by breath taking scenery of mountains and sea. The town which is affectionately referred to as Aber has a proud sense of community. Everyone is made to feel welcome in this truly unique corner of the world. Very recently Aberystwyth was announced as one of the safest places to study in the UK and the safest in Wales by the Complete University Guide survey, 2016.  It would be hard to find a university as original as we are.


Throw into the mix a world leading University that’s truly student orientated and you have a recipe for some of the most satisfied students in the UK. Aberystwyth was ranked 5th in the UK and the best in Wales for student experience in the most recent National Student Survey, 2017*. Also the University was ranked as best in Wales for teaching excellence and student experience in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

The town’s sense of community also extends to the University, students and staff have a unique relationship and teaching staff very much pride themselves on their open door policy.

The University’s exceptionality is also demonstrated by the facilities, the state of the art lecture theatres, the fully stocked library, sector leading state of the art halls of residence, not to mention the virtual learning environment with thousands of hours of recorded lectures available to support our student’s studies. 

Aber is set in a truly beautiful part of the world and yes it is amongst the safest places to study in the country, but what truly makes Aberystwyth University special is the students.

*Aberystwyth University’s rankings are compared against the HE institutions listed in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018