Aberystwyth University


Aberystwyth University

Established in 1872, as the first University College in Wales, Aberystwyth University is one of the UK’s most important institutions. Our reputation for research power, teaching excellence, graduate employability and our unbelievable location are what set us apart from other universities.  

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


For those wishing to study at Aberystwyth you should meet some set entry requirements. If you are applying from outside the USA, please find additional entry requirements on the Your Country page. 

USA Entry Requirements

Minimum final GPA of 3.0 - 3.2 (depending on the subject to be studied)

Plus one of the following:

  • Minimum of 2 AP tests with scores of 3+ (subject-specific requirements for some degree programmes)
  • Minimum of 2 High School Honors classes with B grades
  • Minimum of 2 College Level classes with B grades

Applicants with lower scores may be considered for courses with integrated foundation years.


For mature learners (ie applicants over the age of 21), we will also consider work experience in lieu of exams on a case by case basis.


If you are studying the IB programme we generally look for 26-30 points.

Additional Information

Please note Aberystwyth University does accept US Financial Aid
International Students can also take advantage of our International Accommodation Award and our Entrance Scholarships. 

Visit us

We ecourage all students to visit us if they can by attending on of our Open Days. That said, we understand that it is quite a journey to visit us at Aberystwyth and host a variety of online events such as our Online Open Day and a Virtual Tour. 

Aberystwyth University was one of the top contenders even before I came to see it, and now it is my home away from home. The university staff are amazing and helpful, coursework is very interesting, and the town itself offers everything you need.

Helene Husebo, 2nd Year Student, Psychology
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Undergraduate Admissions Office, Cledwyn Building
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DD, United Kingdom (UK)

Phone number

+44 1970 622021


United Kingdom

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