Information for New Postgraduates

Congratulations on gaining a place at Aberystwyth University!

We are looking forward to welcoming you. Please click 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.

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Getting to Aberystwyth

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

Registration

Your Postgraduate study at Aberystwyth begins at registration. For registration you will be required to meet with staff from any academic department responsible for modules on which you wish to register. For research students, this means you must also meet with staff in the Graduate School if you are required to, or choose to take research training modules.

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: In addition to registering with your Department(s), you must also arrange to meet with the University’s Compliance Officer during your first week here.

The Academic Quality and Records Office oversee Registration and can be contacted by email: pgsstaff@aber.ac.uk.

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 take the form of a 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.

From September, bank letters may be requested via your Student Record and collected from the Certification Office within the Academic Quality & Records Office (Cledwyn Building) on Penglais Campus. In most cases letters will be available for collection within 24 hours.  Information on how to request a letter of introduction to UK Banking Facilities is available from the Academic Quality & Records Office page.

Useful Contacts

Below is a list of useful contacts:

DepartmentEmail AddressTelephone Number

Academic Quality & Records Office (AQRO) - Registration & Advising

pgsstaff@aber.ac.uk

Taught: 01970 622274

Research: 01970 622272

Accommodation Office (Office Hours) accommodation@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622984
Accommodation Office - 24 Hour Helpline   +44 (0)1970 622900
Computing & Library Services is@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622400
Fees (Tuition & Accommodation) fees@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622041 / 628434
International Office - Compliance compliance@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622948

Postgraduate Admissions Office (AQRO) - UK/EU applicants

pg-admissions@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622023
Postgraduate Admissions Office (AQRO) - International applicants pg-overseas@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622089
Student Support Office student-support@aber.ac.uk +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.