Aberystwyth Summer University

15 July - 23 August 2019

Six Week Residential Programme (Monday - Friday)

How to Apply 

(Closing date: 15th May)


Come to:

Prepare for Higher Education and student life
Demonstrate your true potential
Try out new subjects
Learn new skills


This programme will not only prepare you for Higher Education but will also give you an opportunity to experience University life. All students who successfully complete the Aberystwyth Summer University will be offered a guaranteed progression route to an appropriate scheme at Aberystwyth University on condition that 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) are passed and any specific requirements are met.


This six week course includes Core and Life Skills and academic modules which can be chosen from a wide range of subjects.  There will also be a full programme of sports and social activities.

You can apply for a place on the Summer University programme if:

  • you are at least 16 (Year 12 or equivalent) and can demonstrate the commitment and motivation to successfully complete the programme (mature students are also welcome to apply), and
  • you live and/or go to school / college in areas of Wales with a certain level of deprivation (determined by postcode), or are from a care / care leaver / young carer background, and
  • you are nominated by your School / Youth Agency / College of Further Education, and
  • you can demonstrate through your application form that you meet the selection criteria for the course.


Please note that places are limited and priority will be given to applications from students who satisfy the main Welsh Government priorities: those who live and/or go to school/college in areas of Wales with a certain level of deprivation (determined by postcode), or those from a care / care leaver / young carer background. Consideration will then also be given to those with / who:

  • Have no family experience of Higher Education
  • Have family income below £25,000/year
  • Receive Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
  • Have a long term illness adversely affecting performance
  • Have a specific personal/family event adversely affecting current performance (bereavement, divorce, etc.)
  • Have a disability (seen/unseen)
  • Come from an under-represented ethnic group in HE
  • Wish to study a subject at degree level where one gender is under-represented (For example, male students wishing to study European Languages, Childcare; female students wanting to study Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics).



You will be provided with:

  • all necessary books and equipment
  • full residential accommodation and all meals
  • transport to and from the course (Mondays and Fridays)
  • access to library and computing facilities
  • £30 per week attendance allowance (& continue to receive EMA payments where eligible).


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