Welcome South Africa


Voted one of the top ten universities in the UK in the 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards, Aberystwyth is a lively university town and a home-from-home to around 10,000 students. Throughout the year the vibrant town is filled with students from around the world or buzzing with tourists, enjoying Aberystwyth’s sights, creating an evident cosmopolitan feel to this Welsh seaside town.



 If you have any question about studying or living in Aberystwyth, do not hesitate to contact the University using the details below.

Tel: +44 1970 622891
Email: africa@aber.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

  Entry Requirements

Completion of Year 11 Senior Certificate with A-C in at least 5 subjects or successful completion of the National Senior Certificate is required to be considered for entry onto our foundation programme.

Good grade in the Senior High School qualification plus a 1 year Foundation Programme is required.

School leavers from South Africa seeking admission onto an undergraduate degree must firstly undertake a 1 year Foundation Programme. It prepares students for studying on a Bachelor degree programme.


Entry onto our postgraduate Masters’ courses requires an undergraduate / bachelor degree of equivalent standard to the British undergraduate/ bachelor degree with a minimum grade equivalent to a British second-class honours.

Qualification UK 2:2 Class UK 2:1 Class UK 1st Class
South African degree classification (per cent) 60-69% 70-74% 75-100%

For specific requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.

English Requirements

IELTS Score of at least 6.0 - 7.5 depending on course requirements.

If you require help or assistance with your English then our International English Centre will be pleased to offer assistance and guidance. The Centre offers an intensive full-time course available before you commence your degree and provides ongoing support throughout the duration of your studies

Please note each course will require specific entry grades from the qualifications highlighted above. Some courses may also require an additional portfolio or interview.


UK 2:2 Class

UK 2:1 Class

UK 1st Class

Bachelor Licentiaat / Licencié










Tuiton Fees for International Students Starting in 2019/20
TypeAmount (£)
Full-Time Arts / Social Sciences 13,600
Full-Time Science 15,200

For further information on Undergraduate tuition fees (including part-time, repeat, and other ad-hoc fees), please contact The Fees & Cash Office on (01970) 628434 or fees@aber.ac.uk



Taught Masters Course Type



Arts & Social Sciences









PGCE (Teacher Training)



** Please note Non-EEA nationals will not be able to obtain student visas for part-time study.

Arts & Social Sciences: Art; Business; Education; English & Creative Writing; Geography & Earth Sciences (Geography); History & Welsh History; Information Studies; International Politics;  Law; Modern Languages; Psychology; Theatre, Film & TV Studies; Welsh & Celtic Studies.  

Sciences: Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences; Computer Science; Geography & Earth Sciences (Earth Science); Mathematics; Physics.

Subject Area of Research



Arts & Social Sciences






Please note that Tuition fees are subject to an annual increase and are linked to UK Research Council fees. 





Name of Award Amount When to Apply


AIS (Aberystwyth International Scholarship)

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

UG: £2,000/year (3 year course)

PG: £2,000

29th July

All eligible students.

International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

Year 1: £4,000

Year 2: £2,000

Year 3: £2,000

30th June

15 available

(Offered in addition to AIS and is merit based)

International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship


29th July

15 available

AberDoc Scholarship Competition

Grant up to 3 years

29th January & 1st March

(Differs by department)

Students do not have to complete a separate scholarship form as they will be considered automatically.

For further information on Scholarships and Bursaries please contact the International Office on (01970) 622891 or international@aber.ac.uk.

Student Profiles

Avishaa Kulkarni

(BSc Psychology)

"Ab‌‌er has a very close knit community with very kind people. Aber being a student town, it was very easy to adjust here. I was easily accustomed to the student life here with tons of friends who became a second family. I was always treated like its own by Aber!"



Rajesh Shivaji Chavan

(PhD Philosophy)

"I will miss this lovely town, Aberystwyth University Cricket club, Social life and international friend circle."

Sayantan Patra

(LLM International Law and Criminology of Armed Conflict)

"The best memory I can recall is the International Students meet up held in Aberystwyth. The student representatives of each country portrayed their culture, food, societal norms which was a delightful and enriching experience for us. I represented my country India, wore our ethnic dress Kurta and Pyajama, cooked Chicken Pakora and Gajar Halwa ( Carrot Halwa) which was very much enjoyed by the guests and participants of the event. The Malaysian students put up a wonderful dance show with bollywood music. My fellow batch mate performed Bharat Natyam which was very much appreciated by the audience, some students from Africa were colouring the faces of other students of their national flags."


Nireeksha Nelamangala Rajeev

(BSc Tourism Managment)

Adjusting in Aber was quite easy as people are very warm and welcoming. I love the people, the beautiful scenery and the sea! I will miss the sea walks and bonfires.


Vikram Kittagali Mahadevaiah

(MSc Livestock Science)

"Aberystwyth as a town is fabulous and the best part about it is the coastline, and the most friendly people out there, they are truly amazing and welcoming. Aberystwyth university has made me more confident in life as a student. It has taught me to work independently."

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