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If you have any questions about applying to, studying at, or living in Aberystwyth, please contact the regional officer for your country:

Contact: Jack Coates
Email: jac136@aber.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1970 621892

Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


International Foundation Certificate

  • 30-week: WASSCE with minimum 5 grades at C6 including 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 the pathway selected.
  • 15-week: WASSCE with minimum 4 grades at B3 including in relevant subjects.
    Candidates who narrowly miss the academic entry requirements may be considered subject to interview.
  • IELTS: for UKVI 5.0-5.5 depending on the pathway selected.

Contact tesol@aber.ac.uk


Course with an integrated foundation: WASSCE with at least 3 subjects at grade B3.


Direct entry:

  • A WAEC Certificate AND International Foundation Programme. 
  • A-Levels (104-128 UCAS points)
  • International Baccalaureate (28 - 32 points)
  • National Diploma / Diploma - minimum grade Merit/Lower Credit
  • HND / Advanced Diploma - can be considered for year 2 entry

A merit award or above at HND can be considered for year 2 entry.


Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught masters courses is the equivalent (see below) of a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) (e.g. Department of International Politics) or relevant work experience.



Bachelor's 2.2

Bachelor's 2.1

Bachelor's 1st

GPA: 2.7/4.3

GPA: 3.3/4.3

GPA: 3.7/4.3









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

English Requirement

IELTS score of at least 6.0 - 7.5


If you require help or assistance with your English then our International English Centre will be pleased to offer assistance and guidance. The Centre offers an intensive full-time course available before you commence your degree and provides ongoing support throughout the duration of your studies.


World Student Advisors 

Tel: +44 791 4797 830
Email: Tim.hunt@worldstudentadvisors.com 
Website: www.worldstudentadvisors.com 



Award Value How and When to Apply

International Accommodation Award

(Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

International students* are eligible to apply for university accommodation at no additional cost or discounted by £2,000.

See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.


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

Student Profiles

Mariama Koita

(LLM Human Rights and Humanitarian Law)

What do you love about Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth University?

Aberystwyth is a quiet and comfortable place to study, especially the student accommodation. The University has state-of-the-art facilities that students can use to venture into any field of study. The libraries are well equipped with books and modern computers, the lecture rooms are equipped with the most advanced technologies, and the lecturers are very knowledgeable.

What have you enjoyed most about your course?

I have enjoyed almost every aspect of my course and the lectures by the different tutors. I have also gained knowledge within the different modules that are part of my course.

What is your favourite thing about the campus? Have you been able to join any societies?

I have just joined the African Caribbean Society in Aberystwyth, to help create that connection or one family thing as students from Africa. My favourite thing about the campus is that it is a comfortable place to live as a student and focus on your studies. It is also a place that creates easy access to your classes or lectures and access to the library without delay.

What advice would you give someone considering studying at Aberystwyth University?

The advice I would give is that please do not hesitate to apply for Aberystwyth University, because it is one of the best universities in Wales where someone would want to be and to gain knowledge from excellent lecturers. It is a place worth being, and a place where you can expand your horizon and achieve your dreams in life.