Study Abroad at Aber


Do your research

Although it may seem like a long time away the application process can move fast once it begins, so it is best to make sure you have done your research first.

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Completing your Application

When you have decided that Aberystwyth University is the study abroad destination for you, please contact the Global Opportunities Team and we will happily invite you to complete your application.

The application process follows two simple steps:

  1. Complete your online application form
  2. Send your supporting documents to

Supporting documents

Completing your Learning Agreement

This is the process of choosing modules (courses) you would like to study whilst at Aberystwyth University.

It can take some time to have your modules agreed by your home university and by Aberystwyth University, so it is best to get a head start.

Learning Agreement

Applying for your Visa

Once you have received an unconditional offer, you will then be able to apply for your visa.

Depending on the duration of your stay, you will either need a Visitor Visa or a Student Visa. Specific visa information will be included in your offer letter.

If you have any questions about the visa process, please contact our dedicated Immigration Advisor at


Activating your Student Account

Once you receive an unconditional offer to study abroad at Aberystwyth, you will need to activate your Student Account, which will then allow you to apply for university accommodation.

You will be invited to activate your Student Account from mid-July onward.

Activating your account

Applying for your Accommodation

Once you have activated your student account, you will then be able to apply for University Accommodation.

As a direct enrol student, you will be eligible for Aberystwyth University’s International Accommodation Award.

This award means that the cost of your university accommodation is either totally free, or heavily discounted, depending on the accommodation type you choose to live in.

Study Abroad Accommodation

Preparing for your time in Aber

Now it’s time to you to start preparing for your arrival to Aberystwyth!

Here you will find useful information to help you plan for your time in Aberystwyth, including:

  • Arrival Webinars
  • Health & Travel Insurance
  • Getting to Aberystwyth
  • Moving into your Accommodation
  • What to bring with you
  • Support at Aber

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Frequently Asked Questions

I do not have a valid Passport, what do I need to do?

If you do not have a valid passport, you should apply for one as soon as possible and contact the Global Opportunities Team to seek further advice.

Please note it is no longer possible travel to the UK using a European National Identity Card, and so this will not be accepted during the application process.

When can I expect to hear back about an admissions decision?

The Global Opportunities Team will contact applicants regarding an admissions decision within 4 weeks of the application deadline.

Please wait until the full 4 weeks has passed before contacting the team for an update of your application.

I will not be able to provide all my supporting documents by the application deadline, what do I do?

If you feel you will miss the application deadline for any reason, you must notify The Global Opportunities Team as soon as possible.

If you do not contact The Global Opportunities Team before the application deadline, your application will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

I am unsure about what documents I need to submit to support my application, what do I do?

Please read the information about supporting documents carefully. If you still require further clarity, please contact The Global Opportunities Team, and we will be happy to advise you.

I do not meet the English Language Requirements for my programme, can I still apply?

Yes you can, but you must notify The Global Opportunities Team as soon as possible.

If you do not meet the English Language Requirements for your chosen programme, Aberystwyth University’s International English Centre offers a range of Pre-sessional Study Skills Courses to get your English up to the required level.

If your application is successful, The International English Centre will be informed and will then invite you to apply for one of the Pre-Sessional Study Skills Courses.

If you pass a Pre-sessional Study Skills Course at the level stated in your offer letter, you can progress automatically to your chosen programme.

I have received a Conditional Offer letter, what does this mean?

If you have received a conditional offer letter, this means that you have not met all the conditions (requirements) to confirm a place to study at Aberystwyth University.

This does not mean that your application has been unsuccessful, but it does mean there are a few more conditions you must meet to confirm your place to study and receive an unconditional offer letter. The conditions you need to complete to fulfil your offer will be outlined in your letter.

It is important that you try to complete these conditions as soon as possible and by the deadline detailed in your letter at the very latest.

If you do not meet these conditions by the deadline date detailed in your letter, your application will be withdrawn.