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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth is in the Top 350 universities in the world (THE World Rankings 2013/14) and Top 40 research universities in the UK (THE) Aberystwyth’s Geography, Agriculture and English departments are in the top 150 in the world.

What makes Student Life at Aberystwyth so great is easy explain. The campus nature of the university means you will be close to all of your friends and the learning resources needed to study. The  varied social and cultural activities and the friendliness of students and people in Aberystwyth make it easy to settle in as do the superb sports facilities and the inclusive nature of the activities and teams.

Aberystwyth has all the advantages of a city and the friendliness of a smaller town.

It's true Aberystwyth is not the largest City in the world, and they cannot compete with London, New York, or Paris for the breadth and depth of entertainments but they don’t fall short of offering something for everyone 24/7, 365 days a year. Aberyswyth offers a social and cultural experience which is the envy of much bigger towns but they retain the intimate charm and friendliness associated with a campus, community based university. Aberystwyth is also home to the National Library of Wales, a copyright library which receives a copy of every book published in the UK and is an excellent learning resource for students.

Aberystwyth is in a secure, low crime area, with insurance costs that are substantially less than those in urban areas. Their students are from all sorts of backgrounds and countries, which contributes greatly to the cosmopolitan nature of the university and the town. All of the university accommodation is campus based and to help you settle in they offer all international students guaranteed accommodation for their whole time at Aberystwyth.

Established in 1872 as the first university institution in Wales, Aberystwyth has long enjoyed a reputation as a friendly university closely integrated with the local community. Aberystwyth is located in a Welsh speaking area of Wales and you will be able to hear a living Celtic language being used for work and leisure without actually having to learn it to study!

They have more than 170 clubs/societies for all the major indoor and outdoor sports and leisure activities. With 48 acres of sports pitches, specialist facilities for water sports including a boathouse, on campus indoor swimming pool, 2 sports halls, Technogym equipment, Wellness Fitness Suite, Free Weights room, Dance/Exercize studio, All weather sand dressed floodlit hockey/football pitch, squash courts, an indoor 5 aside football pitch, 9 badminton courts, 2 basketball courts, 1 indoor hockey pitch, 3 volleyball courts, 18 tennis courts, indoor climbing wall, equestrian center… they could go on, but perhaps you can see for yourself that if you are interested in a sport then you will be able to find both time and a place to develop it whilst at Aberystwyth University.

If you would like to find out more about studying at Aberyswyth University, contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors today!

Student population: 8,000

City population: 13,500

Rural/urban setting: Seaside town

Location: Ceredigion, mid Wales

Date of establishment: 1872 (First University of Wales)

Centers of excellence: International Politics (world's first department), Art and Design, Theatre Film and Television Studies, Welsh & Celtic Studies, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences; English & Creative Writing

Cost of tuition per year: from £14,000 per year (2021/22) 

Accommodation cost: from £85 per week

Aberystwyth University wins University of the Year for Teaching Quality for Second Year Running

Aberystwyth University has won the prestigious University of the Year for Teaching Quality title for a second year in a row.  This title is given by The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide, which is a very well-regarded guide that provides insight into the UK’s universities. 

Visit Aberystwyth University Virtually!

Are you thinking about applying to study in the UK, and are interested in living and studying in a cool, coastal town in Wales? Or, have you already applied and have an offer for Aberystwyth University? Then join the uni for its first virtual open day and visit Wales without travelling there (yet!). Get information on the university, its programs, accommodation, student resources, and life in this beautiful coastal town.

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At the forefront of green fuels research

UK institutions are at the forefront of research into green fuels and Aberystwyth’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is a good example. Aberystwyth University scientists are playing a pivotal role in a £1.8 million project to develop the technology required to plant the energy crop miscanthus from seed, which in turn would mean a massive improvement in terms of producing green fuel faster.

An experience unlike any other

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I have met amazing friends from all over the world and have gained an experience unlike any other.

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Name: Emily Steele - Course: MA Theatre and Performance Studies

The University is great, the diversity and amount of extra curricular activities is fantastic, there is always something for everyone!

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Aberystwyth is really a great place to live and study

Name: Michael Trn - Course: International Relations

Wales has some of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen. Aberystwyth itself is nestled between the hills right on the coastline.

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