Welcome USA


Aberystwyth University is proud to be home to a well-established community of students from the United States, achieving the highest standards of academic excellence across the wide variety of subjects offered by our institution.  Due to the quality of teaching, the excellent student experience and the beauty of Wales, our university is a popular destination for independent students from the USA as well as for students participating in the Study Year Abroad Programme or our North American Exchange.

Other benefits of studying in Aberystwyth include: a rich cultural, sporting and social life as well as the ability to use US financial aid in the same way as in the US . At Aberystwyth you can achieve your Bachelor's degree with Honours in 3 years, a Master's qualification in 1 year or a PhD in 3 years.

We  look forward to each visit to the USA - do not miss out on the opportunity to learn more about our excellent courses and superb teaching experience. Be sure to check our schedule and meet Marian Gray in your country.

My name is Marian Gray and I am the International Officer responsible for USA. If you have any questions about studying or living in Aberystwyth, do not hesitate to contact me using the details below.

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622908
UK Mobile:
+44 (0) 7814 908 666
Email: mag11@aber.ac.uk

Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


Minimum final GPA of 3.0-3.2 (depending on subject to be studied)


SAT 1100+ (minimum 550 in Maths and 550 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing)


ACT Composite scores of 25 (depending on the subject to be studied)

To include either of the following or combination of:

Minimum of 2 SAT subjects with scores of 550+ (subject specific requirements for some degree programmes)

Minimum of 2 AP tests with scores of 3+ (subject specific requirements for some degree programmes)

If you are studying the IB programme we look for 30-32 points.



Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught Masters courses is a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) (e.g. Department of International Politics) or relevant work experience.

The following table shows how US qualifications compare with the UK degrees.

 UK 2ii Honours standard  

 UK 2i Honours standard 

 UK 1st Class Honours standard

 Bachelor's GPA 2.6

 Bachelor's GPA 3.2

 Bachelor's GPA 3.7




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

English Requirement

IELTS Score of at least 6.0 - 7.5

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.





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.

Community College Transfer Students

We are delighted that you are considering transferring to Aberystwyth to complete your Bachelor degree.

To access more information please first choose the college you are studying in now:

Brookdale Community College, NJ
Harrisburg Area Community College, PA

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