International students

Student nurses practising on a manikin

Aberystwyth has a tradition of welcoming international students from across the globe, and this year we are able to offer places on our full-time Adult Nursing course to suitably qualified applicants.

On the Adult Nursing programme, all tuition fees will be fully funded by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), meaning international students will only be required to cover the cost of their travel, visa and accommodation whilst studying.

One condition of the funding is that students must commit to working in Wales for two years after qualifying and registering as a nurse. After graduation, students will be matched to a suitable position of their choice in an identified locality.

They will be eligible to apply for Registered Nurse (Adult) status and can expect a starting salary of £25,655 P/A rising to £53,219 P/A for a highly experienced registered nurse.

The BSc Adult Nursing course starts this September, so it is vitally important that you apply to us as soon as possible. You will join a vibrant international community here at Aberystwyth and benefit from studying in our new Health Education Centre facilities, adjacent to our Penglais Campus.

Please note, we are unable to accept applicants from countries listed on the World Health Organisation Workforce Support and Safeguard List, 2023.

Health standards

Good Health and Character

The Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] stipulates that qualified nurses’ health and character must be sufficient to enable safe and effective practice to enter the professional register (please see NMC’s Guidance on health and character). Whilst the NMC don’t regulate student nurses, on completion of the course we (the University) are required to declare that the health and character of our students are in line with their requirements. Therefore, Aberystwyth University’s Healthcare Education Centre requires their prospective and current nursing students to complete an occupational health questionnaire, which must meet with professional requirements [with or without reasonable adjustments as required]. This will feature as a condition within study offers. This questionnaire will be sent via email to successful applicants who holds study offers with us. This must be completed at the earliest opportunity in order to avoid any delays with processing study offers. The University may also request updated health screening at any time during the course if deemed necessary, especially if concerns that impacts on clinical placements/ability to study are identified.

In addition, in order for our students to undertake practice placements with our clinical practice partners, a criminal conviction check (or recognised alternative) will be required. Details of how you should apply for a criminal records check are available here. Again, Aberystwyth University’s Healthcare Education Centre requires their prospective and current nursing students to complete a screening process which must meet with professional requirements. This will feature as a condition within study offers. Successful applicants will be contacted with details of this screening process, and applicants are advised to complete this at the earliest opportunity.

Once accepted onto the programme and initial screening processes are completed, an annual declaration of good health and character will also be required.

Please note regarding good health and character: this does not mean the absence of a health condition or disability, or a clear criminal records screening. Results of these processes – which must meet with professional requirements, will determine if students are able to be accepted onto our nursing programme by confirming if they are fit to practice, [with or without reasonable adjustments as required]. Applicants with health concerns or with a past criminal conviction may be referred to a Fitness to Practice panel, who will consider and assess the applicant’s suitability to be formally accepted onto the nursing programme.

Data Protection Information: Insight Workplace Health collects information from applicants to the Nursing degree schemes as part of the pre-registration Occupational Health monitoring procedure.

Data Protection Information: Information will be kept on Microsoft forms until the start of the Academic year and then destroyed.

Entry requirements

For details of our typical academic and English language requirements, please see our country pages.

How to apply

Please note that this course has reached its capacity for international applicants. Any applications received after 31st January will not be processed and will be automatically withdrawn.