Global Community

Our community is made up of a students from all around the world.

Both Welsh and international – Aberystwyth has a diverse town and campus where international students can learn and live as part of a close-knit community.

The Town

Aberystwyth, affectionately known as "Aber", is a bustling cosmopolitan seaside town set on the coast of West Wales. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, the town has a proud sense of community where everyone is made to feel welcome from every corner of the world.

The town’s sense of community extends to the University where its academic reputation and provision are well-known locally and internationally. Students and staff, alike, enjoy the unique learning environment that Aberystwyth has to offer.

The University

The University's unique learning environment is demonstrated by its high standard of teaching, global research, student-focused culture and state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • professional lecture theatres;
  • fully-stocked libraries;
  • relaxed learning suites;
  • modern IT provision;
  • a virtual learning environment with thousands of hours of recorded lectures available to support our students' studies.

Students are brought together by study but also by a vibrant social life, with plenty of sports clubs, societies and other activities to enjoy. Aberystwyth is also one of the safest places to study in the UK, so international students can have that peace of mind that they will be living and learning somewhere that is home from home.

Find out more about our global community by browsing our International Aberystwyth pages or emailing