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
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.
For specific requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.
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 2017/18|
** 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.
Please note that Tuition fees are subject to an annual increase and are linked to UK Research Council fees.
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(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
UG: £2,000/year (3 year course)
All eligible students.
|International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships||
Year 1: £4,000
Year 2: £2,000
Year 3: £2,000
(Offered in addition to AIS and is merit based)
|International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship||
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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International Exchange Partners
American University, Washington
Boise State University, Idaho
Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Carroll University, Wisconsin
Green Mountain College, Vermont
Purdue University, Indiana
University of Alabama, Alabama
University of Georgia, Georgia
University of Montana, Montana
University of Pittsburgh, Pensylvania
Utica College, New York
Washington State University, Washington
Willamette University, Oregon