Welcome China


If you have any questions about applying to, studying at, or living in Aberystwyth, please don't hesitate to contact the regional officer for your country:

Contact: Jack Coates
Email: jac136@aber.ac.uk

Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


Foundation Programme



30 weeks (September / January)

30-week IFC: Senior High School Year 3 with minimum 65% overall and in relevant subjects or Senior High School Year 2 with minimum 75% overall and in relevant subjects.

Candidates who narrowly miss the academic entry requirements may be considered subject to interview.

IELTS for UKVI 4.5 - 5.0 depending on pathway selected.

15 weeks (January)

15-week IFC: Senior High School Year 3 with minimum 75% overall.

Candidates who narrowly miss the academic entry requirements may be considered subject to interview.

IELTS 5.0-5.5 depending on pathway selected.

Students who have completed 12 years of education in China and attained the Secondary School Leaving Certificate must complete a Foundation Programme or GCE A-level for progression on to the undergraduate courses.

International students who do not meet the academic requirements for undergraduate study may pursue the International Foundation Programme offered by Aberystwyth University, International English Center (IEC). The Foundation Programme is a pre-university qualification that provides a direct pathway onto one of our undergraduate degree programmes. Further information can be found at: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/international-english/courses/ipp/


If students have a recognised foundation programme from China or the UK (e.g. INTO, WISC, NCUK), then they may be eligible for entry to the 1st Year of a degree at Aberystwyth University. They will also need to demonstrate proficiency in English language.

Students who completed Year 1 of undergraduate degree studies from a recognised Chinese university may be considered for direct entry to some of the first-year undergraduate programmes. However, we strongly advise you to check this with the Admissions Tutor of the relevant programme before making the application. Applications must be made through UCAS. You would also need to demonstrate proficiency in English language. Students who completed Zhanke Diploma in China may be considered for direct entry to some of the second-year undergraduate programmes.

SYA/2+2 Programme General Entry Requirement

Academic Entry requirement

English Language Requirements


IELTS or Aberystwyth University recognised equivalent


Overall 6.0-6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component

Tier 1 :

UG students from 985/211 University in China

Tier 2:

UG students from Non 985/211 University in China

Achieve 70% - 75% average or Higher, depending on subject. Portfolio may be necessary depending on subject

Achieve 70-80% average or higher, depending on subject. Portfolio may be necessary depending on subject


You will be required to have a relevant Bachelor's Honours degree from a recognised institution, with a grade of at least a high 2.2 or above to qualify for Aberystwyth University's postgraduate taught programmes. 

For specific requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.

 Academic Requirements

English Language Requirements

  1. IELTS or Aberystwyth University recognised equivalent.
  2. If you have a Bachelor’s degree from a UK University, you do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Tier 1 :

Bachelors from 985/211 University in China

 Tier 2:

Bachelors from Non 985/211 University in China

A good BA (Honours) Degree in closely related discipline with 70%. Another discipline with 80% above may be considered. Work experience and portfolio may be required depending on subject

A good BA (Honours) Degree with 70-75%. Depending on subject. Portfolio may be required depending on subject

Overall 6.0-7.0 depending on subject with a minimum 5.5-7.0 in each component

Pre Masters Programme General Entry Requirement

Business-related subject only




Academic Entry requirement

IELTS Entry Level


September to June

30 weeks

Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or a 3-year diploma equivalent to a minimum of UK Higher Diploma of Education in a related discipline.

IELTS 5.0 (with no score below 4.5)


January to September

30 weeks

IELTS 5.0 (with no score below 4.5)

Fast-Track PMP

February to June

15 weeks

IELTS 5.5 (with no more than 1 score below 5.5, and no score below 5.0)



Award Value How and When to Apply

International Accommodation Award

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

International students* will receive free or discounted university accommodation for the duration of their course.
See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.


(Postgraduate PhD)

Grant for up to 3 years covering fees, maintenance, and access to a conference fund.

29th January OR 1st March
(Differs by the department. See AberDoc for full details).

*For further information on scholarships and bursaries please contact the International Office at international@aber.ac.uk.


Our Agents in China:


360 Education Group

Tel: +86 1381 603 98 69
Email: zhourui@lixue360.com
Web: www.liuxue360.com

Amber Education (Beijing)

Tel:  00-86-10-6515-7895 / 8526-1886
Email:  amberbj@amberedu.com
Web:  www.amberedu.com

Amber Education (Hong Kong)

Tel: 852-2377788
Email: premier@amberedu.com.hk
Webmail: www.amberedu.com.hk/

Amber Education (Guangzhou)

Tel:  00-86-20-8339-0298
Email: ambergz@amberedu.com
Web:  www.amberedu.com
Key Contact:  Ivy Huang

Amber Education (Shenzhen)

Tel:  00-86-755-2518-1511 / 2518-1535
Email:  amberasia@amberedu.com
Web:  www.amberedu.com
Key Contact:  Bobo Zhang

Beijing Hangxing Culture Development Co Ltd

Tel: +86-10-8226-630
E-mail: martinhx31@163.com
Website: www.hxqc.cn

Beijing LiHeBo Cultural Development

Tel: 86-18618372077
Email: beijinglihebo@163.com

Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co., Ltd

Tel: 86-1062605599
Email: ukinternational@xdf.cn
Web: liuxue.xdf.cn/

Can-Achieve International Education Ltd

Tel: 86 10 5869 9445
Email: marketing@can-achieve.com.cn
Web: www.can-achieve.com.cn

Chong Qing Gemhr Overseas  Service Co. Ltd

Tel: 15902838280
Email: gemhrservice@163.com
Web: www.gemhr369.com/

Dalian Xinquan Science & Education Consulting Co Ltd

Tel:  00-86-411-8255-1686
E-mail:  marketing@xinquanedu.com
Web:  www.xinquanedu.com

Decent Education Consulting Ltd

Tel: 860755082725213
E-mail: info.dcedu@yahoo.com
QQ: 1500982333
Website: www.decentedu.com/

EduGlobal China Ltd

Tel: +86 010 6708 0808
Email: china@eduglobal.com
Website: www.eduglobalchina.com

En Education

Tel: +20-7723-1818
E-mail: info@eneducation.co.uk

Franling International DIY

Tel: +86 21 31265302
E-mail: franling@foxmail.com 

Golden Arrow Group

Tel:  00862139206156
E-mail:  tony.ji@ukpass.org
Web:  www.ukpass.org

Golden Rock Education

Tel: 01792 467748
Email: slice2902@aim.com

Henan Zhicheng Science and Education

Email: 2648512569@qq.com

Hongzhou Learning

Tel: +86-10-729-312
Email:  Effie_hongzhou@163.com
Web:  www.hzlearning.com

IDP Beijing Office

Tel:  +86-10-52-78-89-89
Email:  info.beijing@idp.com
Web:  www.idp.com 
Key Contact:  Xiaopeng Lan, Office Manager

IDP Beijing Chaoyang Branch

Tel: +86-10-65857705
Web www.idp.cn

IDP Wuhan Branch

Tel: +86-27-87265361
Email: info.wuhan@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Qingdao Branch

Tel: +86 532 85780660
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Shanghai Branch

Tel: +86 21 63907000
Email: info.shanghai@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Nanjing Branch

Tel: +86 25 84706366
Email: info.nanjing@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Hangzhou Branch

Tel: 02920 109129
Email: info.hangzhou@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Suzhou Branch

Tel: +86 512 62626210
Email: info.shanghai@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Guangzhou Branch

Tel: +86 20 38932797
Email: info.guangzhou@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Shenzhen Branch

Tel: +86 755 82125009
Email: info.shenzhen@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Chongqing Branch

Tel: +86 23 63806660
Email: info.chongqing@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn

IDP Chengdu Branch

Tel: +86 28 86527806
Email: info.chengdu2@idp.com
Web: www.idp.cn




Email: student-placements@intoglobal.com
Web: www.intostudy.com

JT Education Limited

Tel: 020 7424 7952
Email: admissions@jteducation.com
Web: www.jt-education.com

KO&Co. Limited

Tel: +44(0)20 3751 6331
Email: admissions@koco.uk.com

Maxway Education

Tel: +852 2110 3342
Email: cs@findmyschools.net

Nanjing Xinyou Culture Development

Tel: +85-25-86225518
Email: 64747805@qq.com 

Premium Education Consultancy Ltd.

Tel: 021-60449650
Email: bd_cn@peccn.com
Web: www.peccn.com

Shinyway International

Tel: +86 0571 87901122
Email: UK@shinyway.com.cn
Web: http://www.igo.cn/

Smart Anglo-Chinese

Tel: +86-898-66103272
Email: smartanglochinese@qq.com


Email: info@smartoneedu.com
Web: www.smartoneedu.com

UKEAS Worldwise Ltd

Tel:  +886 02 2778 2600
Email:  taichung@ukeas.com
Website:  www.ukeas.com

UKEC (United Kingdom Education Centre)

Tel: +44-161-236-0660 

UVIC Limited

Tel:  07769 637 536
Email: edu@uvic.co.uk
Web: http://uvic.co.uk/

Welcome Consulting Ltd

Tel: +886 2 2778 7008
Email: adm.st@wgp.com.tw
Web: www.gostudy.asia/

Wiseway Global

Tel: +86 10 53267258
Web: www.wiseway.com.cn/