Welcome Japan


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

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

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Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


International Foundation Certificate

  • 30-week: Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a 3/5 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-week: Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum GPA of 3.5/5 overall and 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 pathway selected.

Contact tesol@aber.ac.uk


Good grades in the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) plus a 1-year Foundation Programme is required.

Because of the wide range of Associate degrees and other Training/ Vocational certificates available, each application will be viewed on an individual basis.


Minimum of 70% in a bachelor programme from a recognised university in Japan.

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.

Please note each course may require specific entry grades from the qualifications highlighted above. Some courses may also require an additional portfolio or interview.


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 Japan:



Tel: 03-5367-3315
Email: study@beo.jp 
Web: www.beo.jp 

CSI (Coordination Services International)

Tel: +81 (0) 92 844 4572
Email: csi@nifty.com
Web: www.092csi.com  

Ryugaku Information Center

Tel: 0120-053-530
Web: www.ryugaku-johokan.com 

Ryugaku Journal

Tel: 03-5312-4421
Web: www.ryugaku.co.jp 

SI-UK Osaka

Tel: 06-6147-5681
Email: osaka@ukeducation.jp
Web: www.ukeducation.jp

SI-UK Tokyo

Tel: 03-5272-9143
Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp
Web: www.ukeducation.jp

Study Abroad Association

Tel: 03-6691-0226
Email: info@ryugaku.or.jp
Web: www.ryugaku.or.jp 

Wing Japan

Tel: +81(0)985-35-1070 
Email: info@wingjpn.net
Web: www.wingjpn.net  

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