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Aberystwyth University

Old College, King Street, Aberystwyth, GB, Aberystwyth United Kingdom +2
  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • Gogerddan Campus, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    541-550
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio12
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students1,392
  • SizeM
  • Total Faculty516

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We are Aberystwyth University, and this is your place for learning and for life. Since 1872, we have built a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. Today, we welcome students from all over the world and we are home to over 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. We pride ourselves on our welcome and our inclusivity while at the same time as being a university rooted in excellence and research.

As we head towards our 150th anniversary in 2022 we are investing in the University to enhance the student experience and develop our historic Old College site on the seafront for the benefit of our whole community. 

Study with us

Our courses are designed to enable you to go out in the world and make a difference. We offer a variety of courses including foundation, undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes including our Professional and Executive MBA courses in subject areas ranging from accounting, nursing to veterinary science and zoology. 

Our students are taught by frontline researchers who are internationally renowned and experts in their fields, this is why we have been awarded Best University for student experience and Teaching Quality and Welsh University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021 & 2020). At Aber, you are also encouraged to expand your horizons by choosing modules and pathways from different subject areas, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills and follow your own path. 

We have several scholarships and bursaries available; our most popular scholarship is our Entrance Examinations and Merit Awards for undergraduate students. Our international accommodation award for international students will cover the cost of living in our university-managed accommodation for free or at a discount of £2,000. 

Learning and living at Aberystwyth 

Aberystwyth University not only offers a fantastic learning environment but is also in an exceptional location. 

Our main campus overlooks the stunning Welsh coast and must have claim to one of the best University environments in the UK, and our friendly town provides a home from home for university staff and students from more than 100 countries. 

Aberystwyth has a lively social scene. Our Students’ Union runs more than 100 clubs and societies from canoeing and computer gaming to moot debates and musical theatre. Our Penglais campus is also home to Wales’s largest Arts Centre with a boutique cinema, theatre and live music venue as well as exhibitions, classes, cafes and a bar. Our campus is home to restaurants and cafes, the Students’ Union, teaching and studying facilities including two libraries and the National Library of Wales (a copyright library) adjacent to campus.

Located on and near to our main campus is our university-managed accommodation. From studio apartments to en-suite accommodation available catered or part-catered, we have options that will best suit you. We guarantee accommodation to all undergraduate and postgraduate students for their first year of study (this applies to applicants who have secured their place to study at Aberystwyth before the 1st of August in the year of entry you wish to study in).  

As a student at Aberystwyth University, our inclusive and safe environment will give you a chance to try different things, make new friends but more importantly, be yourself. 

About

We are Aberystwyth University, and this is your place for learning and for life. Since 1872, we have built a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. Today, we welcome students from all over the world and we are home to over 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. We pride ourselves on our welcome and our inclusivity while at the same time as being a university rooted in excellence and research.

As we head towards our 150th anniversary in 2022 we are investing in the University to enhance the student experience and develop our historic Old College site on the seafront for the benefit of our whole community. 

Study with us

Our courses are designed to enable you to go out in the world and make a difference. We offer a variety of courses including foundation, undergraduate, taught and research postgraduate programmes including our Professional and Executive MBA courses in subject areas ranging from accounting, nursing to veterinary science and zoology. 

Our students are taught by frontline researchers who are internationally renowned and experts in their fields, this is why we have been awarded Best University for student experience and Teaching Quality and Welsh University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021 & 2020). At Aber, you are also encouraged to expand your horizons by choosing modules and pathways from different subject areas, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills and follow your own path. 

We have several scholarships and bursaries available; our most popular scholarship is our Entrance Examinations and Merit Awards for undergraduate students. Our international accommodation award for international students will cover the cost of living in our university-managed accommodation for free or at a discount of £2,000. 

Learning and living at Aberystwyth 

Aberystwyth University not only offers a fantastic learning environment but is also in an exceptional location. 

Our main campus overlooks the stunning Welsh coast and must have claim to one of the best University environments in the UK, and our friendly town provides a home from home for university staff and students from more than 100 countries. 

Aberystwyth has a lively social scene. Our Students’ Union runs more than 100 clubs and societies from canoeing and computer gaming to moot debates and musical theatre. Our Penglais campus is also home to Wales’s largest Arts Centre with a boutique cinema, theatre and live music venue as well as exhibitions, classes, cafes and a bar. Our campus is home to restaurants and cafes, the Students’ Union, teaching and studying facilities including two libraries and the National Library of Wales (a copyright library) adjacent to campus.

Located on and near to our main campus is our university-managed accommodation. From studio apartments to en-suite accommodation available catered or part-catered, we have options that will best suit you. We guarantee accommodation to all undergraduate and postgraduate students for their first year of study (this applies to applicants who have secured their place to study at Aberystwyth before the 1st of August in the year of entry you wish to study in).  

As a student at Aberystwyth University, our inclusive and safe environment will give you a chance to try different things, make new friends but more importantly, be yourself. 

Available programs

University highlights

Aberystwyth University is one of the top Public universities in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom. It is ranked #541-550 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #451- 500
  • 2014
    #551-600
  • 2015
    #601-650
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #491-500
  • 2018
    #481-490
  • 2019
    #=432
  • 2020
    #484
  • 2021
    #485
  • 2022
    #541-550

Ranking criteria

9.8
Academic Reputation
7.5
Employer Reputation
24.3
Faculty Student Ratio
35.7
Citations per Faculty
44.7
International Faculty Ratio
60
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
6,264

12%
88%

International students
1,392

14%
86%

Total faculty staff
516

117
399

Total students
6,264

12%
88%

International students
1,392

14%
86%

Total faculty staff
516

399
117

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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