Student Parking

Before coming to study at Aberystwyth, remember that while a car may seem the easiest option, the costs of maintaining it can really add up. Could you make your journey by other means? As well, we can only offer a certain amount of permits, so advise to only bring your car if you need to. Parking permits will be in the form of window stickers. The permits will need to be visable from either your vehicle front or rear window, and on any accessible surface for motorbikes.

Please see below information in regards to student parking:


Registered students can only apply for a permit if:

  • You are a resident in Cwrt Mawr, Rosser, Trefloyne, Pentre Jane Morgan, or Fferm Penglais.
  • You are resident in Pantycelyn – please note: there are only 55 spaces available which are given on a first come, first served basis.
  • You are a commuting student with a term-time address 3 miles or more from the Penglais campus.
  • You are a disabled blue badge holder.


Please note: all permits will be cross-checked against our Residences list. If you are found to have intentionally misinformed us of your term time address, your parking permit may be terminated and you will be reimbursed the sum of the permit minus an administration fee of £20. It may take up to 28 days for us to process your reimbursement. 

Process to apply for a permit

Permits for this academic year (2023-24) will be available to buy via our online shop from Monday 14 August 2023. Permits can be purchased in advance or once you have arrived. Please select the appropriate option to buy your permit:

Permits issued for the 2023-24 session will be valid from 1 September 2023 until 31 August 2024. However, if you are living in University accommodation the permit will terminate in line with your accommodation licence agreement termination date. 

Collection of my permit

Your new permit will be available for collection from 2nd October 2023 onwards at Cwrt Mawr L Reception between 10.00am - 4.00pm.

After this date, security will be patrolling car parks and issuing parking notices as applicable. 

Parking permit cost

Parking charges are approved by the Resources and Performance Committee of the University and are revised each year. Parking charges for this academic session are:

Cars Motorcycles Blue badge holders
£41.60 £21.20 Free

Student permits which are no longer required must be returned and will be refunded pro rata, less an administration charge. Permits that have been issued in excess of 6 months will not be refunded. Permits with fewer than 5 months to run until expiration will not be refunded. 

Disclaimer: Aberystwyth University reserve the right to review the fees on an annual basis, which may result in a price increase. 

Car park locations

You can park in the designated parking areas shown on the Penglais parking map. Student halls parking is marked in purple.

If you have selected a non-residential permit and are therefore commuting more than three miles to university, your available car park is Pentre Jane Morgan.

Parking without permit

In the first instance, any vehicle contravening the University Parking Regulations will be issued with a warning notice. In the case of a second contravention, a Parking Charge Notice will be issued and attached to the windscreen. The charge is £80. More information about the University's Parking Regulations. 

Do I need a permit to park at Llanbadarn Campus?

A permit is required to park on Llanbadarn campus. Student permits are available to those who have to travel in more than 3 miles each day. Students who already hold a halls permit are also entitled to park in Llanbadarn. Please note that students are only entitled to park in the designated student areas.