New Postgraduate Students

Guaranteed University owned or managed accommodation for First Year Postgraduate Students!

Applications for University accommodation during academic year 2023/24 are now open.

9.00am 29th March – Register your details on the accommodation portal, prior to applications opening, using your personal email address and date of birth.

9.00am 13th April – Accommodation portal opens for students who have made Aberystwyth their Firm choice and have met any other necessary conditions to access the portal

Please check out our 'How to apply' page for all the information that you require regarding the application process.

How to apply

For International students please check out the International Accommodation Award website for further information.


Guaranteed Accommodation

New postgraduate students are guaranteed a place in University owned or managed accommodation for the first year of studies at Aberystwyth University, provided you apply by the 1st September, in the year of entry.

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.

We recognise that postgraduate courses run longer, so therefore we do have rooms available in our dedicated postgraduate residence in Rosser (en-suite rooms) for 50 weeks, where you can enjoy continuous occupation in one place.

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

If you are a Welsh speaker or learner and would like to live in a Welsh speaking environment, then we have dedicated Welsh-medium accommodation available.

When & how to apply for accommodation

If you have received an offer to study at Aberystwyth University (which may be conditional), 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.  

Alternative Accommodation Options

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.