Why study at Aberystwyth University?

Aberystwyth University, on the west coast of Wales, is your place to study, explore and grow. Aberystwyth really is an excellent choice.

Since 1872, we’ve built a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. In addition to having a reputation for outstanding teaching and research, we strive to offer an unrivalled student experience in a location that’s second to none.

So why choose Aberystwyth University?

There are several reasons why Aberystwyth is your place to discover, learn and grow.

Our Courses

At Aberystwyth, we offer a range of courses which are designed to give you as much choice and flexibility as possible. Our award-winning teaching is informed by our cutting-edge research that feeds directly into our courses, helping you to uncover new skills and solve real-world problems.

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Our stunning location in which to live and learn

Aberystwyth is surrounded by a beautiful environment. Nestled between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay, our location provides a rugged landscape of rolling hills, valleys, sand, and sea. Even the famous national parks, of Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire, sit a short distance north and south of Aberystwyth, respectively, too. Our location is ideal if you’re interested in outdoor pursuits. Our welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant student town is a safe environment in which to socialise.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

At Aberystwyth, we offer a range of generous scholarships and bursaries giving you the financial support while you study. Students are eligible for multiple awards meaning that you could be awarded over £20,000.

Our flagship scholarships and bursaries include:

  • Excellence Scholarship
  • Entrance Scholarship
  • International Accommodation Award
  • Music Scholarships
  • Sports Scholarships

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Study Abroad

Students on almost all degree programmes will have an opportunity to study or work abroad. Many of our courses include an integrated year studying abroad. Opportunities include a semester or an entire academic year studying in one of our partnered universities or undertaking your work experience placement relative to your degree. Our Global Opportunities team will help you to identify the best option for you.

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