Welcome USA


Hi, my name is Jackie and I am the regional officer for the USA. I am a former international student and look forward to sharing my experience with you and to answer any questions you might have. I can be contacted using the details below. 

Contact: Jackie Jarocki
Phone: +44 1970 622 367
Email: jaj64@aber.ac.uk

Please note that Aberystwyth University accepts US Federal Loans

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Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


Minimum final GPA of 3.0 - 3.2 (depending on the subject to be studied)

Plus one, or a mixture, of the following:

  • Minimum of 2 AP tests with scores of 3+ (subject-specific requirements for some degree programmes)
  • Minimum of 2 Dual-Credit courses demonstrating knowledge of chosen subject area eg College Classes (subject-specific requirements for some degree programmes)

Applicants with lower scores may be considered for courses with integrated foundation years.

For mature learners (ie applicants over the age of 21), we will also consider work experience in lieu of exams on a case by case basis.


If you are studying the IB programme we generally look for 26-30 points.

Collegeboard Code: 6856
ACT Code: 7898


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) (e.g. School of Art) or relevant work experience.


The following table shows how US qualifications compare with UK degrees:

 UK 2ii Honours standard  

 UK 2i Honours standard 

 UK 1st Class Honours standard

 Bachelor's GPA 2.6

 Bachelor's GPA 3.10

 Bachelor's GPA 3.60

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

English Requirement

As the USA teach through the medium of English and English is used widely for administrative purposes, it is expected that nationals from the States would not be required to have an English Language qualification. They are, therefore, exempt from providing proof to meet the UK Visa and Immigrations requirements and the University's requirements for English language ability.


American citizens, and/or those who have successfully graduated from a NARIC recognised American institution, there is no language requirement for PG study.



Name of Award Value When to Apply

International Accommodation Scholarship

(Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Click the link for further information.

Click the link for further information.

AberDoc Scholarship 

Grant for up to 3 years.

29th January and 1st March.

(Differs by department)

Global Wales Scholarships

3 x Scholarships (one per student) worth £10,000 for an applicant studying a Postgraduate Masters course at Aberystwyth University.

The deadline for submitting an application is 20 June 2021.

Fulbright Degree Award 

Full tuition waiver and £13,700 living stipend

The deadlines is October for the following academic year. 

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award

£6,725 living stipend  The deadline is October for the following academic year. 

US Federal Loans

Loans from the United States Government Apply via the FAFSA

For further information on Scholarships and Bursaries please contact the International Office on +44 (0) 1970 62 2891 or international@aber.ac.uk

Student Profiles

Amanda Duhig

BA English Literature & Creative Writing


For me, Aberystwyth was a fresh start at an uncertain point in my life. The University was willing to accept my unconventional hodgepodge of academic qualifications, and throughout my time in Aber, the tutors and lecturers were accessible and truly passionate about their subjects. They offered sincere praise and fair critique, which helped me to grow as a student and writer. I learned to read critically, and to interpret materials using perspectives I might not have otherwise considered; a skill which has proven valuable in both my career and day-to-day life. Aberystwyth is a safe, welcoming, wonderful town all on its own, with a vibrant, surprisingly cosmopolitan culture for such a small place, but it's the friends I made there that made it feel like home. Days and nights spent exploring the coastline, building beach bonfires, chatting in the  pubs, and studying for exams with my friends are some of my most cherished memories.


My degree and the skills I honed while at Aberystwyth have made my career possible. The highly focused nature of a U.K. degree means I was able to spend 3 years building meaningful skills in my field rather than wasting time on "core classes." U.S. employers have done double-takes seeing "Aberystwyth University" on my CV, but many of them recognise the value of an employee who has spent time in a different culture. For U.S. students considering Aberystwyth, it's certainly different from the typical American university experience. Arrive with an open mind and don't be afraid to join societies, engage with your course mates, and try new things. You'll find your niche and, after graduation, you might never want to leave.





Our Agents in the USA:


Across the Pond

Phone: +1-702-318-7127
Email: info@studyacrossthepond.com
Website: www.studyacrossthepond.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AcrossThePondUK
Twitter: @AcrossthePondUK


Stonebridge Consultants, LLC
Phone: +1-865-386-3123
Email: jeremy@stonebridgestudyabroad.com
Website: www.stonebridgestudyabroad.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stonebridgeducation
Instagram: @stonebridgeducation


Study in UK (SI-UK USA Office)
Phone: +1-424-272-8610
Email: usa@studyin-uk.com