Information for new postgraduates

Students studying outside the castle and Old College, Aberystwyth.

Congratulations on gaining a place at Aberystwyth University!

We are looking forward to welcoming you. Please open the tabs below for more information to help you settle in as a Postgraduate here.

Distance-learning students will be provided with information for their study schools prior to the start of their courses.

Our Big Welcome and Orientation Week Directory signposts you to events, reminders and sources of help and advice. You can download a copy here or pick one up at key collection.

Getting to Aberystwyth

Helpful travel information to enable you to plan your journey to Aberystwyth can be found on our Maps and Travel page.


Your Postgraduate study at Aberystwyth begins at registration. Information regarding the Postgraduate registration timetable can be found here.

Please remember that you will need to register every September regardless of when you commenced your programme until your studies are complete.

(Non-EEA) International Students: New Students on a Student Visa must send the University’s Compliance Officer all documents they request. 

The Compliance team will contact you directly to request the required documentaion which you will need to submit via email.

When the online document check has been completed you will be allowed to regsiter with your department.

The Academic Registry oversee Registration and can be contacted by email:

Aber Card and Email Set-Up

To make use of the library, computing and media services at Aberystwyth University you need an email account and an Aber Card. You will be able to activate your email and apply for your card prior to arriving at the University. If you have completed the application process you will be emailed instructions by Information Services on how to do this. For more information visit the Welcome to Information Services - Postgraduate Students page.

Financial Information

For information on How to Pay Your Tuition Fees please see the payment options section of the Student Fees website. If you are a funded student please check with your funding source for payment arrangements.

Bank Letters for Non-UK Students

When opening a student bank account in the UK, you may be asked to provide proof that you are a student at Aberystwyth University.  This will be in the form of an Introduction to UK Banking Facilities Letter.

Included in this letter will be your home and term time address taken from your student record. You will need to make sure that the University has your correct address details.

Information on how to request a Letter of Introduction to UK Banking Facilities is available from the Academic Registry website.

Useful Contacts

Below is a list of useful contacts:

DepartmentEmail AddressTelephone Number

Academic Registry - Registration & Advice

Taught: 01970 622354

Research: 01970 622272

Accommodation Office (Office Hours) +44 (0)1970 622984
Accommodation Office - 24 Hour Helpline   +44 (0)1970 622900
Computing & Library Services +44 (0)1970 622400
Fees (Tuition & Accommodation) +44 (0)1970 622041 / 628434
UKVI Compliance Office, Academic Registry +44 (0)1970 622948

Postgraduate Admissions Office, Academic Registry +44 (0)1970 622023
Student Support +44 (0)1970 621761
Nightline (term time only 8pm - 8am)   +44 (0)1970 621717

Terms and Conditions

All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by and submit to the procedures of the University's Rules, Regulations and Information for Students. These are amended annually and circulated to all students.