Welcome Saudi Arabia




If you have any questions about applying to, studying at, or living in Aberystwyth, do not hesitate to contact the Regional Manager for your country using the details below:

Contact: International Recruitment & Development office
Email: international@aber.ac.uk 

Entry Requirements

 Level Entry Requirements

International Foundation Certificate


30 week: General Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with minimum 65% overall and in relevant subjects.

15 Week: General Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with minimum 75% overall and in relevant subjects.


English requirements vary from IELTS 4.5-5.5. Applicants must have an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity College SELT from a UK government approved test centre in order to get a CAS / Tier 4 Visa for a Foundation Course in the UK.

Contact tesol@aber.ac.uk


General Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihiyah) with minimum 65% + a recognised International Foundation Year.


GCE A levels (or equivalent). Offers can vary depending on the course, but are typically in the range of 104 - 128 UCAS tariff points. Available to students studying an American Curriculum - please refer to the typical entry requirements listed on the US country page.


English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 - 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. See other acceptable proficiency tests.


If you do not meet our requirements then we will consider you for our International Foundation Certificate

Postgraduate Masters

Our average entry requirement is a Good 2ii honours degree which is equivalent to cGPA 3.52 / 77.8%. You can find a breakdown of the grades below.

 UK 2ii Honours standard  

Good 2ii Honours

UK 2i Honours standard 

UK 1st Class Honours standard

Bachelor's degree: cGPA 3.00 / 70.0%

Bachelor's degree: cGPA 3.52 / 77.8% Bachelor's degree: cGPA 3.80 / 82.0% Bachelor's degree: cGPA 4.50 / 92.0%

Our MBA and EMBA programmes may require additional work experience. 


English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 - 7.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. See other acceptable proficiency tests.

Professional Doctorate

Please contact Dr Asha Peter at our partner BTEC Universities and refer to our Professional Doctorate pages

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 & When to Apply

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.

Departmental Awards

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 at international@aber.ac.uk



Aberystwyth University carefully selects overseas representatives and will only work with companies and individuals who meet our high standards of professionalism and service. For guidance on how to choose an agency please see the Student Guide to Choosing an Education Agent.

For further information, please also refer to the British Council's guidance for agents, the UKCISA Code of Ethics and the QAA's Quality Code for UK higher education.

Our Agents in Saudi Arabia:

Company Name



BTEC Universities






Markcon Limited



My Arman Education Group Ltd