If you have any questions about applying to, studying at, or living in Aberystwyth, please contact the regional officer for your country:
Contact: Sarah Kaiser
Contact: Jack Coates
Phone: +44 (0) 1970 621892
Course with an integrated foundation: WASSCE with at least 3 subjects at grade B3.
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.
For specific requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.
IELTS score of at least 6.0 - 7.5
WAEC/NECO, SSC: Grade C6 or above.
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.
Please note each course may require specific entry grades from the qualifications highlighted above. Some courses may also require an additional portfolio or interview.
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(Foundation, 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.
Worth up to £2,000 a year plus an unconditional offer.
See our Entrance Examinations and Merit Awards page for more information.
Samson Omeiza Balogun
What do you love about Aberystwyth and Aberystwyth University?
I love the people in Aberystwyth they are accommodating and friendly. Despite being a small town, Aber has a variety of stores and shopping malls that sells almost everything I need, so this makes me feel at home and focused on my studies. Above all, Aberystwyth is very peaceful and safe with fewer crimes as compared to some other towns/ cities. The University offers a level playing ground for everyone to excel in their academic and professional pursuit. My favourite place within the university is the view of the sea from the Hugh Owen Library, I feel very relaxed and focussed while studying there.
What have you enjoyed most about your course?
My course offers me the opportunity to be an independent researcher, learning from some of the best scientists and gaining valuable skills useful in the control of parasitic diseases both in human and animal populations. My modules are very interesting and a blend of real-life realities in parasitology and laboratory research aimed at positioning students at the global stages addressing the need for the control of parasitic diseases. The opportunity to network and exchange ideas with others in locally organised conferences in IBERS is something I also love about my course.
How did you find adjusting to life in Aberystwyth?
I didn’t expect to adapt so quickly to life here in Aberystwyth but here I am living happily. What I think made me adjust so fast to life here was the kind of support system provided by the university during this pandemic and my supervisor Dr. Justin Pachebat who put in an extra effort to make sure I settle in well for studies and living in Aberystwyth with some of his experiences and valuable tips. He is more than a teacher and this helps me so much.
What advice would you give someone considering studying at Aberystwyth University?
Aberystwyth University is a place to live peacefully and study, you will have all the support in the world you need to excel in your chosen field. The university offers accommodation scholarships to all international students - this is something that will make it easy for you to settle in quickly and focus on other things.
Have you joined any clubs or societies here at Aber?
I have joined the Uni football team, and this helps me relax and relieve the stress of research activities. What I enjoy about the football team is the training sessions and weekly socials where we get to know each other.
"I enjoyed every bit of my time at Aber, from academics to social interactions. I can say the best part is the way students were treated both by the teaching staff and the non-teaching staff. It opened my eye to how student-teacher relationships should be to make it gel. Also, most of the locals are highly welcoming and willing to offer guidance.
The research experience I gathered for my dissertation at Aber was instrumental in securing a PhD position for myself at the University of Maryland, US.
I'll recommend Aber to everyone any day, anytime. You can be sure of getting a quality education, building your self-esteem and vision, as well as enjoying a serene environment."
"The best things for me about the university were how close-knit the community was, the societies and activities that gave ample opportunity to network, discover yourself and learn new things, the beautiful scenery and the rich history of the town, and how this history interwove into the fabric of the community.
If you ever feel too far from home, societies such as the Afro-Caribbean society will ensure that you connect to a community closer to home and find a support system that ensures that you do not have to go through your journey in Aberystwyth alone."
(MRes Parasite Control, Commonwealth Shared Scholar)
"I was optimistic that such a prestigious scholarship in one of the best universities for student satisfaction will not only enable me to study in a world-class citadel of learning, but I will also acquire requisite skills for the development of science and technology in Nigeria.
I tried to balance study with some social life while at Aberystwyth University. I went on hiking with friends along the coast, which was priceless. The mountain view on Constitution Hill was breathtaking, especially the sighting sunset in the evening. Aberystwyth is such a beautiful place. Additionally, I had a wonderful time sampling new cuisine.
I am currently a PhD student at the University of Arizona, where I intend to explore translational research in drug discovery at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
I will most assuredly recommend Aberystwyth University to anyone who wishes to have a great education in one of the best environments. I was impressed by the university's environmental management in addition to her top-notch teaching and research. No wonder it is one of the best places for student satisfaction and among the top 3% in the world."
"For me, the best things about Aberystwyth University were being awarded a scholarship, a conducive environment to study, having the right support from the university during my studies and the opportunity to enlarge my network.
I like the close-knit community feel of Aberystwyth and really appreciate the diversity and rich culture which was on display during the One World Week celebrations.
Studying in one of the top 10 Computer Science departments in the UK significantly helped to prepare me for a career in academia. For example, during my PhD, I was afforded the opportunity to work as a Senior Demonstrator supporting undergraduates and acquired teaching certification which contributed to me securing a teaching job after graduation. I am currently an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science here at Aberystwyth University.
By studying at Aberystwyth University, you will be getting a world-class education with opportunities to develop yourself and take part in programmes and events that will enrich your student experience and prepare you for the future. Go for it!"
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32 Ada-George Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Suite C01, J-Plus Plaza 39
Jimmy Carter Street
ground floor, flat A2
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Global Orientation Services
Intake Education (Abuja Office)
Ground Floor, 50, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Osas & Oseji Building, Between UBA and H-Medix, Wuse 2,
Tel: +234 (0) 9-2906508
PFL (Abuja Office)
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PFL (Ibadan Office)
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PFL (Ikeja Office)
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GRA, Ikeja, Lagos
PFL (Port Harcourt Office)
No 82 Tombia Rd Extension,ITEM Building,
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PFL (Victoria Island Office)
4th Floor RIO Plaza, 235,
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SI-UK (Abuja Office)
No.10 Durban Street, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
SI-UK (Lagos Office)
Victoria Island Office - 2Ahmed Onibudo Street Victoria Island Lagos, Ikeja Office - 10C Ladoke Akintola GRA Ikeja, Lagos
TCL Global (Ibadan Office)
78 Ring Road,
Henry Tee Building,
TCL Global (Abuja Office)
GA 247 Plaza,
Ahmadu Bello Way,
TCL Global (Lagos Office)
6A Adeboye Solanke, Avenue-Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja
WIN Education (Lagos Office)
56 Opebi Rd,
World Student Advisors
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