International Students

Inclusive Accommodation Offer for eligible International Students beginning their course in the 2020/21 academic year!

Applications for University accommodation during academic year 2020/21 are open now!!

If you have chosen Aberystwyth as your firm or insurance choice and hold an unconditional or conditional offer to study at Aberystwyth University, you can start applying in a few easy steps:

How to apply


We are delighted to offer eligible full-fee paying international students, beginning their studies on an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme (including those on pre-University English Language programmes leading to enrolment at the University) in the 2020/21 academic year, with an Inclusive Accommodation Offer. If you are accepted to study at Aberystwyth University, the normal tuition fees for the course will include your accommodation costs. Further details can be found below.

Inclusive Accommodation Offer

This offer applies to self-catered accommodation in either Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 1) or Cwrt Mawr (Price Band 2).

If you accept the offer allocated to you, it will be at no additional cost to your tuition fees for the duration of your course (as long as you remain a full-time, full-paying student).

If you would prefer to live in accommodation, which is not part of the inclusive offer in Cwrt Mawr, you can instead opt to receive a £2,000 a year discount (pro rata) off any other University owned or managed residences, subject to availability and application deadlines. To find our information on different options visit the Accommodation Options webpage.

Further information regarding this offer, can be found on the Inclusive Accommodation Offer webpage.

Guaranteed Accommodation

Overseas fee-paying undergraduate and postgraduate students, are guaranteed a place in University owned or managed accommodation, for the duration of their taught studies at Aberystwyth University, provided you apply by the appropriate deadline date in the year of entry:

  • Undergraduate students: 01 August
  • Postgraduate students: 01 September

To qualify for guaranteed University accommodation you must also respond to your offer of accommodation by the deadline date detailed in the Accommodation Offer.

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

Full terms and conditions about guaranteed accommodation, can be found in the Priorities Policy.

Why live with us!

Living in University accommodation is the beginning of something very exciting, giving you the opportunity to meet new people and make friends for life in a supportive, fun and vibrant community!

There is no need to worry about fluctuating bills as the accommodation fees include utilities (e.g. water, heating, electricity), internet connection & Wi-Fi, a high level of personal contents insurance and free Sport Centre platinum membership! Additional benefits can be found on our Why live with us webpage.


Accommodation Options

We offer a variety of accommodation options, with the majority of our residences only being a short walk away from campus.

We offer a range of self-catered residences with either en-suite rooms, flats with shared facilities, or our self-contained studios. Offering a variety of styles, budgets and locations to find the space that works for you.

If cooking is not for you, then why not check out our fantastic, flexible meal plan packages available.

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.

Our How to Apply webpage provides a handy step-by-step guide on making an online application for University accommodation.  

Meet and Greet Service

Aberystwyth University has made arrangements for international students to be picked up from Birmingham International Airport on our ‘Meet & Greet’ coaches (charges apply).

The ‘Meet & Greet’ team will drop you off at your booked accommodation. Further details about this service and information on how to make a booking can be found on the Meet and Greet Service webpage.

Alternative Accommodation

If living in University accommodation is not for you, then alternatively you may prefer to live in Private Sector Accommodation.

Aber Students’ Union Advice Service provides information, advice and support on all aspects of housing in University accommodation and the private sector.