Why study at Aberystwyth?
Benefits to International Students
There are generous bursaries and scholarships for international students. University accommodation is guaranteed to international students.
Top for student experience
Aberystwyth offers the best all round experience in Wales according to the Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey.
Top for student satisfaction
Aberystwyth University is amongst the top 3 places in the world to be a student. It has the highest level of student satisfaction (International Student Barometer 2012). It was also voted the UK’s most liked University on Facebook.
Beautiful location on the coast of West Wales
Aberystwyth University is a in a seaside town sat at the foot of rich, green, rolling hills. There are many idols of British culture in Aberystwyth: Georgian and Victorian architecture dominates the town centre; in the centre of the seafront are the ruin of a castle destroyed in the British Civil War; a cliff railway transports the public up and down Constitution Hill; in the sea are dolphins and porpoises and sometimes in the sky Red Kites can be seen soaring majestically. Aberystwyth is warmer than many areas of the UK as it is by the sea, and it has a large sandy beach. It is also one of the safest, low crime areas in the UK. There is lots of opportunity for indoor and outdoor sport.
Research focused University
World leading research takes place in 15 of 16 subject areas at Aberystwyth University. It is in the top 5 University graduate school in the world (i-graduate). We are 2nd in Wales for quality of research and we are 41st out of 119 in the UK. Our star departments are International Politics, Geography and Earth Sciences, Computer Science and Theatre, Film and Television Studies. We have excellent ratings in subjects including Accounting and Finance; Biological Sciences; Earth Sciences; Economics; English; Geography; Information and library Studies; Politics and Welsh. We are the leading University in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
A Centre of Welsh culture
Aberystwyth University was established in 1872 as the first University in Wales. Aberystwyth is home to the National Library of Wales, which is one of Britain’s great copyright libraries, where our students have easy access to a unique research repository of millions of volumes, maps and prints. Your classes will be taught in English but you have the opportunity to experience the added Welsh dimension and expand your knowledge of Welsh culture, sport and even language during your course of studies.