Welcome Switzerland!


Hello! We look forward to helping you with any questions you might have about studying at Aberystwyth University and can be contacted with the following details.

Contact: Jackie Jarocki

Email: jaj64@aber.ac.uk

Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


We accept the following qualifications:

  • Federal Maturity Certificate / Maturitätszeugnis
  • Certificat de Maturité
  • Baccalauréat
  • Attestato di Maturità
  • Federally recognised Cantonal Maturity Certificate (Eidgenössisch anerkanntes kantonales Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité cantonal reconnu par la Confédération / Attestato di Maturità contonale riconosciuto dalla Confederazione)
  • Passerelle Berufsmaturität from Universitäre Hochschulen

For the most competitive courses you should hold an overall average grade of at least 5.5-5 (90%) in your Maturity. For the least competitive courses you should hold an overall average grade of at least 4 (70%).

A typical Maturity requirement for a course with a BBB A level entry requirement is an overall average grade of 4.5.

International Baccalaureate: Grade between 28-36

European Baccalaureate: Grade of 65%-75% dependent upon course.


Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught Masters courses is a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) or relevant work experience.


Good 2ii Honours

UK 2i Honours Standard UK 1st Class Honours Standard

Diplôme d'Etat / Fachhochschule Diplom (FH) / Hautes Écoles Specialisées Diplôme

Weighted average of 4.7

Weighted average of 5.0 Weighted average of 5.6

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.


Award Value & Benefit Further Information

International Accommodation Award

(Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

International students are eligible to receive inclusive or discounted university accommodation for each year of studies. Subject to availability. *Terms and conditions apply.

See our International Accommodation Award page for more information.

Caru Aber International Award

This award gives a £1,000 tuition fee discount to any international fee-paying students who spent a period of time studying with us as an associate student.
See our Caru Aber International Award page for more information.

AberDoc Scholarship Competition

(PhD students only)

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

See our AberDoc Scholarship page for more information.

International Family Award

£1,000 tuition fee discount available to international fee-paying students who have a family member that has studied, or is studying, at Aberystwyth University.

See our International Family Award page for more information.

Entrance Examinations & Merit Awards


Worth up to £2,000 and a chance to receive an unconditional offer.

See our Entrance Examinations & Merit Awards page for more information.

Departmental Scholarship

Worth up to £500 per year.

See our Departmental Scholarships page for more information.

For further information on Scholarships and Bursaries please see our Fees & Scholarships page or contact the International Recruitment & Development Office on international@aber.ac.uk

Student Profiles


Nickolas Bruetsch

(BA International Politics and Intelligence Studies)

One of my fondest memories of Aberystwyth is sitting on the beach at the end of a long week and watching the sun set beneath the waves. Adjusting to life in Aberystwyth was easy. Everything is within a 15-minute walk from Campus. Although Aberystwyth is small it has just about everything one needs.



Maude Gonthier

(BA Modern Languages - Erasmus Year)

The seafront is beautiful, the town is nice and the university is great. The best memories are the moments I spent with the friends I met here, it was absolutely amazing to meet people from all around the world, and we had really good times in pubs or at the beach.


Our Agents in Switzerland:


Windrose Education

WINDROSE International Sarl
Avenue de la Gare, 2
2000 Neuchâtel

Telephone: +41 43 539 0150
Email: o.behem@windrose-international.com
Website: www.windroseeducation.com