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Are You Interested in the Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme?

The Indonesian Ministry of Education Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI) and Aberystwyth University are proud partners of the Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme.

The programme is open to lecturers at Indonesian Universities and administration staff who work at DIKTI, to study for their doctorate in the UK. Funded by the Indonesian Government; 750 academics will be given the opportunity to study in many of the leading universities and higher education institutions in the UK over the next 5 years. 

For more information about the project please visit the Beasiswa Unggulan Dosen Indonesia page

Likewise, if you are interested in studying with Aberystwyth through DIKTI, Please Enquire Here to ensure your interest is fully addressed 


Why Study at Aberystwyth University? 

Aberystwyth University has proactively engaged with our Indonesian Partner Universities by visiting their institutions in order to develop a better understanding of facilities, expertise and requirements. This has enabled us to tailor our Indonesia-UK DIKTI website to clearly provide details of the disciplines where we can support your PhD. We look forward to welcoming you to Aberystwyth where you will receive a warm welcome at a friendly university and town. 

Our Partner Universities include: 

  • Mulawamran University
  • Bogor Agricultural University
  • Trisakti University
  • Tanjungpura University
  • Padjajaran University
  • Gadjah Mada University
  • Udayana University
  • Diponegoro University
  • Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” University
  • Bengkulu University
  • Syiah Kuala University
  • Bung Hatta University
  • Sumatera Utara University



Above Professors Eni Harmayani and Siti Subandiyah (Gadjah Mada University) meet with their new partners from Aberystwyth University, Professors John Grattan PVC for Student Experience and International and Chris Thomas PVC for Research.


Working With You 

Global Innovation Initiative and British Council

Funded by the Global Innovation Initiative (GII) and the British Council, “Establishing a network of research excellence for mine reclamation in Southeast Asia.” is a project Dr Bill Perkins; an Aberystwyth University Reader, and Bangor University senior lecturer, Dr Graham Bird, have been working on with Indonesian institutions to discuss mine water remediation.

Seameo Biotrop opened the workshop allowing academics to exchange experiences on the subject in order to generate recommendations that address issues and concerns.

As Indonesia is now one of the largest coal exporters of the World, workshops like these have allowed them prepare for the major environmental problems that can be caused by these mining.




UK-Indonesia Food Security Consortium ‌

During the Science and Innovation Conference; which was sponsored by the British Council in Jakarta 2013, the UK-Indonesia Food Security Consortium was born.

The Consortium involves a partnership between Aberystwyth University and 17 other institutions (mostly Universities in Indonesia) who seeks to enhance food security in Indonesia through improvement in productivity, quality and safety of native food crops.

At its latest meeting in April 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Aberystwyth University and Universitas Gadjah Mada, which paves the way towards future funding for research collaboration and exchange of staff and students.

Image features Dr Glyn Jenkins (IBERS – Aberystwyth University), Dr Didi Achjari (Vice-Rector Universitas Gadjah Mada) and Prof. Eni Harmayani (Universitas Gadjah Mada) signing the MoU between the two universities in Yogyakarta in April 2015.


International English Centre 

Aberystwyth University offers International Students the opportunity to benefit from their breadth of experience in teaching and improving the English of academics through their English and Communicative skills course.

The popular course lasts between 2 to 10 weeks, offering lively, creative and interactive opportunities to explore, make friends and develop English skills both inside and outside the classroom.  

If you are interested in taking part in this course please contact the International English Centre 


Investing in You 

Over the next three years, Aberystwyth University will be investing over £100m enhancing and extending the already excellent residential and teaching facilities.

These include:

Investing in our Heritage The Old College; where an initial proposal for the 'New Life in the Old College' project includes Art and Exhibition Galleries, Performance Spaces and a Cafe/Restaurant.

New Accommodation Fferm Penglais; a new residential project worth £45m.

Study Facilities The Llanbadarn Centre; £4.5m has been invested into the campus to create a new business and professional environment. This will be for the School of Business and Management, the Department of Law and Criminology and the Department of Information Studies.  

The Gogerddan Campus; where £35m will be invested into the development of a new UK Innovation and Research Campus. 

In order to find out more about these developments, please visit the Investing in Your Future page  ‌ ‌


Research Focused University 

We have a vibrant research community, and are amongst the top 3 places in the World to be a student.

95% of the research activity submitted by Aberystwyth University to the Research Excellent Framework (REF2014) is of an internationally recognised standard or higher, with World leading research identified in all 17 of the Units of Assessment submitted.

We submitted the highest percentage (76%) of REF eligible staff, out of all the Universities in Wales, and our Department of International Politics was ranked in the Top 10 of the UK by research quality; the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences was in the top 10 by research intensity; Geography and Earth Sciences was 1st in Wales for research quality; and 96% of our research impact was of an internationally recognised standard or higher. 
Other high performing disciplines were: Art, Computer Science, English and Creative Writing, History and Welsh History, Law and Criminology, Sports and Exercise Science and Theatre, Film and Television. 

In the World QS University rankings 2015, Aberystwyth is amongst the top 200 universities in the World for Agriculture, English, Geography, Environmental Sciences and Politics. 


Academic Departments in the Scholarship Programme

School of Management and Business (SMB)

PhD Programme                                          


Food Supply Chain
Agricultural Economics 
Risk Assessment in Agriculture

Professor Peter Midmore 
Dr Ian Birchmore

Ecological Economics Professor Mike Christie
Strategic Management Nerys Fuller-Love


Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES)
PhD Programme Supervisor(s)
Rural Politics and Rural Globalisation    Professor Michael Woods
Calibration of Remote Sensing 
Vegetation Cover
Improvements in Methodology
Dr Pete Bunting
Dr George P. Petropoulos
Potential for Water Quality Work to be Relevant Professor David Kay 
Professor Michael Humphreys (IBERS)
Dr John Clifton-Brown (IBERS)
Environmental Hazards Dr Carina Fearnley


Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)

PhD Programme Supervisor(s)
Crop Production   Professor Athole Marshall
Professor Michael Humphreys
Dr Leif Skot
Dr Rattan Yadav
Diet and Health Dr Manfred Beckmann
Professor John Draper
Dr Jon Moorby
Professor Luis Mur
Dr Ian Scott
Food Safety and Quality Improvement Professor Nigel Scollan
Dr Sharon Huws
Nutrition Improvement Professor John Draper
Dr Sharon Huws
Professor Luis Mur
Food Security and Improvement Range of IBERS academics and Farming Futures
Competitive Improvement of Potential Food for Export Professor Nigel Scollan

Food Security
Plant Microbe Interactions 
Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Brachypodium Distachyon 

Dr Glyn Jenkins
Professor Luis Mur 
Dr Maurice Bosch
Professor John Draper
Professor Nigel Scollan

Agricultural Economics
Food Supply Chain
Risk Assessment in Agriculture

Dr Sharon Huws
Dr Alison Kingston-Smith
Dr Christina Marley
Dr Neil McEwan
Dr Jon Moorby
Dr Debbie Nash
Professor Jamie Newbold
Dr Justin Pachebat
Dr Mike Rose
Professor Nigel Scollan
Biofuel Dr Maurice Bosch 
Dr Joe Gallagher
Professor Iain Donnison
Dr Edward Hodgson
Dr John Clifton-Brown
Drought Resistance  Professor Michael Humphreys 
Dr John Clifton-Brown



We know in Indonesia, libraries play a major part in creating and supporting the knowledge acquisition process to encourage learning. So, why don't you continue to serve as part of the nation's learning systems at Aberystwyth University?

Department of Information Studies Supervisors
Head of Department  Dr Allen Foster           
Reader Dr Judy Broady-Preston
Professor Professor David Ellis
Senior Lecturer Dr Pauline Rafferty
Lecturer Hugh Preston
Lecturer Dr Anoush Simon

The Department of Information Studies are able to supervise students researching any aspect of Modern Librarianship or Information Science. In doing so, you will be introduced to the key information handling skills and develop your ICT, management and interpersonal skills.

The Department of Information Studies has an impressive track record, and throughout the past forty years of teaching, they have produced some of the UK's, and indeed the World's leading librarians and information professionals.

The PhD will take a minimum of three years for full time study, however candidates who already possess a masters degree obtained by research or advanced study will have this period reduced by a year. 

If you are interested in studying Librarianship with Aberystwyth, Please Enquire Here to ensure your interest is fully addressed.


Aberystwyth Life


When studying for your PhD, Aberystwyth University realises that students have different needs to Undergraduates. With this in mind, Dedicated Postgraduate accommodation (some 50 week licences) has been developed that offers Wi-Fi in all residences, residential learning zones equipped with PC's and Wi-Fi, soft seating and vending machines, all-inclusive rent and accommodation in a range of convenient locations. 




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Fferm Penglais

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Accommodation Information

Pentre Jane Morgan



Family Accommodation

As Aberystwyth is such a friendly, family orientated town, the University offers family accommodation; which can be rented out at a yearly basis. This includes a 3 bedroom house, a 3 bedroom flat, 3 x 2 bedroom flats and 6 x 1 bedroom flats. Each of the accommodation on offer is self-contained with a kitchen and study area; and is walking distance from campus as well as the nearest convenience store.  

If you are interested in Accommodation please state your favoured residence on the Expression of Interest Form under the 'Any other information you would like to provide or information you wish to request' section. 

Tier 4 Student Visa

Aberystwyth University is a registered sponsor under the Tier 4 Point-Based Immigration system. This gives us the ability to recruit and sponsor International Students. 
You can apply for your Tier 4 Student Visa up to 3 months before the start date of your course. However, due to each of the visa applications having to be assessed individually, it may take up to 2 months for you to gain a response. 

If you need any help completing your Visa application visit the International Visas, Support and Advice page. 

Or email one of our International Student Advisers on immigrationadvice@aber.ac.uk.


Where is Aberystwyth?

Aberystwyth is an idyllic seasid‌e market town that sits in the heart of Cardigan Bay surrounded by the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains.

If you wish to visit the University before applying to the DIKTI scheme, please Click Hereto find out how to travel here from Birmingham International Airport, Cardiff International Airport, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport or Stanstead Airport. 

Alternatively, if you are travelling by either Ferry or Eurostar; all the information is available through the Following Link

Leisure Activities

AU Sports and Societies

Due to the strong relationship between both the University and the Town; Aberystwyth University is able to benefit from successful community cohesion and offer its facilities to both staff, students and the community. These facilities include the vibrant Arts Centre as well as the excellent Sports Centre.
The 'town and gown' relationship is also featured through the Sports and Societies within the University; as they are encouraged to gain sponsorship from the local businesses in Aberystwyth town.


If you are interested in joining any of the sports or societies that are on offer; please visit the Aberystwyth Students' Union Page or alternatively look at the Sports or Society lists. 



Local amenities

Aberystwyth Town offers a variety of activities to do with the family, some of these include:  

National Library of Waleswhich is recognised as one of the greatest libraries in the World due to its array of books and periodicals, manuscripts, archival documents, maps and photographs, as well as paintings, photographs, films, videos and electrical publications and archives. 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre; which offers a cinema, theatre, dance, exhibitions and music.

Vale of Rheidol Railway; a steam train which travels 12 miles from Aberystwyth to the beautiful Victorian attraction of Devils Bridge. 

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway; the UK's longest electric funicular railway, where visitors can experience spectacular and uninterrupted views of the town. 

Magic of Life Butterfly House; where visitors can see hundreds of colourful butterflies, giant caterpillars and a large collection of rare and endangered plants. There are also beautiful woodland walks and waterfalls nearby in the stunning Rheidol Valley.  

Nant-Yr-Arian Forest; which sits at the head of a dramatic valley, commanding views of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. Through the forest there are beautiful walks and mountain biking trails; and it is also possible to watch the red kites being fed by the lake.

Aberystwyth North BeachAberystwyth South Beach and nearby Ynyslas Beach; visit the Seaside Award winning beautiful beaches surrounding Aberystwyth; which are a focal point of the town due to their clean, dark sand and shingle. 


How do I Apply? 

If you are interested in studying with Aberystwyth through DIKTI, Please Enquire Here to ensure your interest is fully addressed 


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