Incoming Students

As part of our objective to strengthen our international academic ties, we welcome students from all over the world through our North American, Asian and Australian partnerships.

In order to be eligible to apply for the International Exchange Programme, you must currently be enrolled as a full-time student at one of our Partner Institutions. If your University is not listed as one of our International Exchange Partners, please get in touch with us at to see what options you have to study at Aberystwyth University.

All students interested in enrolling at Aberystwyth University through the International Exchange Programme must be nominated by their Home Institution - in order to be nominated, please contact the relevant department at your Home Institution to nominate students, our partners should contact the Study Abroad Office via

Nomination Deadlines

Nominations for Semester 1 and Full Year of the 2020/2021 Academic Year will be open up until 15th April. The nomination deadline for Semester 2 of the 2020/2021 Academic Year is 15th September. If you require the deadline to be extended, please get in touch as soon as possible. We recommend students apply no later than one week after the official deadline in such cases so that our office can provide them with acceptance materials as well as the necessary housing information and the immigration support.

Application Procedures

Once we have received your nomination from your home university, students are then asked to complete and submit the Incoming International Exchange Application Form 2020/21*.

All applications will need to be supported with the following documentation: 

  • Academic Transcript
  • IELTS Certificate (for non-native English speakers)
  • Copy of Passport ID Pages

*This form is used to confirm that your Home Institution is satisfied with the Course you are intending to enrol into as part of your exchange. The form can be signed by either the Academic Exchanges Coordinator or the Institutional Exchanges Coordinator.  

Please note: we require students to fill in the form electronically – the completed form should be signed and stamped by the home university. The completed form along with the supporting documentation should be sent to Any student who would like to study at Aberystwyth University needs to ensure their passport is valid for at least three additional months after their placement has finished.

Modules - choosing your courses

Students are advised to take the equivalent of 60 Aberystwyth Credits (30 ECTS) per semester. The following links allow you to navigate to pages describing each module in terms of the content and the number of teaching/contact hours. Final module choices are not confirmed until the time of registration. You need to make sure that you choose modules that are accepted by your University. Full instructions on selecting modules are provided with the application pack.

If you have a specific question about a module you can direct your query to our Departmental Exchange Coordinators. General queries should be directed to the Study Abroad Office.


Aberystwyth University is able to offer a place in University accommodation for full-time Undergraduate and Postgraduate International Exchange students on a first-come-first-served basis.

As soon as your place to study at Aberystwyth University is confirmed you will be contacted by the Accommodation Office, inviting you to apply for accommodation. Please note that a place in University accommodation may be offered, but a specific type of room or location is not guaranteed and Accommodation Licence Periods do apply.

The information on how to apply for accommodation can be found on the Accommodation Office's How to Apply webpages. You will only be able to apply for your accommodation once your application has been fully processed and final confirmation of place is issued.

Visit the Accommodation Office website to find out more about types of accommodation we offer - you can also check the accommodation fees for your preferred accommodation choice. The Accommodation Office website also contains important information about the preparation for your arrival to Aberystwyth in the form of a move in guide.

Accommodation FAQs