International Students

Guaranteed University owned or managed Accommodation for Overseas Fee-paying Students!*

Applications for University accommodation during academic year 2020/21 are due to open at 9.00am on Wednesday 1st April 2020!

How to apply

Overseas fee-paying students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, are guaranteed a place in University owned or managed accommodation for the duration of their taught studies at Aberystwyth University.

To qualify for guaranteed accommodation you must apply by the appropriate deadline date in the year of entry, for undergraduate applicants this is the 01st August and for postgraduate applicants this is the 01st September, and respond to your offer of accommodation by the deadline date detailed in the Accommodation Offer.

Please note that a place in University owned or managed accommodation is guaranteed, but not a specific type of room or location.

*Terms and conditions apply - please see our Priorities Policy for additional information.

Erasmus & Exchange Students

Information on accommodation for Erasmus and Exchange students can be found in our Exchange and Erasmus section.

Live With Us Love Life!

At Aberystwyth, we're proud of the vibrant community that our students experience within our residences. We offer a variety of styles, budgets and locations to find the space that works for you, with the majority of our residences being only a short walk away from campus -plus FREE Sports Centre Platinum Membership for your health and wellbeing.

Whether you desire an en-suite or a standard room with shared bathroom facilities and self-catered facilities, we have a variety of options to suit your budget and preferences - see our accommodation fees. Whatever your requirements, we aim to provide you with an option that will suit you best.

To find out what accommodation is available to you why not see our accommodation options and compare our residences.

When & how to apply for accommodation

Once you have selected Aberystwyth University as either your Firm or Insurance choice, from mid-March onwards, the Accommodation Office will contact you by e-mail and post inviting you to apply for accommodation.

Please refer to our How to Apply section for further information on the application procedure.  

Meet and Greet Service

Aberystwyth University has made arrangements for international students to arrive to their accommodation before the start of the Licence Agreement (costs apply), this will give international students an opportunity to settle into university life, collect visas from the post office if necessary, and take part in pre-fresher's activities. For further details about this available service and information on how to make a booking please visit the International Meet and Greet webpage.

Why live with us?

  • Only £100 acceptance fee.
  • All energy bills included.
  • High speed hard wired and wireless internet included.
  • Free Sport Centre Platinum Membership for your health and wellbeing.
  • Insurance
  • 24/7 help and assistance- including staffed reception.
  • 24/7 learning centres within easy access to your residence.
  • Laundry facilities on site.
  • Convenient location close to academic and campus facilities, as well as the town centre - Accommodation options.
  • Payment plans available for accommodation fees.
  • Single Licence Agreements – not joint and several (so you are not responsible for others’ rent) plus ‘Guarantors’ not required‌.
  • Choose to live with your friends in flats/houses from 2-10 bedrooms.  
  • A range of licence lengths plus UniversitySummer Accommodation

Alternative Accommodation

Alternatively, you may prefer to live in Private Sector Accommodation in the town of Aberystwyth, which is within easy walking distance of the main campus and with a regular bus link. Aberystwyth University operates an Accommodation Service to help students find somewhere to live in private sector accommodation.