Aberystwyth University


Aberystwyth University is located on the beautiful west coast of Wales. It is a university which reaches out to the wider world. Big enough to offer depth and breadth in all courses and to make an impact on the internatoinal stage - but still small enough to know individual students. You won't be a faceless number here. You'II know your lecturers and they'II know you. 

You'II also be living in a diverse and welcoming community; in a historic seaside market town with a cosmopolitan Welsh culture. Once here, many students never want to leave. Aberystwyth is an exceptional place to live and learn. If you're looking for sea views and a choice of beaches, you won't have far to go and the great outdoors is right on your doorstep. 


Penglais Road
SY23 2AX

About Aberystwyth University

Factsheet about: Aberystwyth University

Please provide us with a short blurb about the university. Choose Aberystwyth University and you’ll be studying in a location like no other. On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll be part of a friendly, outward-looking community where the far horizon inspires ambition and aspiration. A place where students have been coming since 1872, drawn by our reputation for teaching excellence and an exceptional student experience.

University Alumni?

(Any well known or successful alumni?)

Prince Charles

Sharon Maguire - Director of Bridget Jones filn

Carwyn Jones – First Minister of Wales and Leader of the Welsh Labour Party from 2009 – 2018

Alex Jones – Presenter of the One Show

Tom Singh – Owner and CEO of New Look

Belinda Earl -  former CEO of Debenhams was appointed CEO of Jaeger in 2004

Brief outline of the university’s facilities

Aberystwyth University offers a range of services and facilities specifically for students. We provide these services and facilities to support students' socially, to support their well-being and future lives.


The library facilities and study spaces on campus are all located within a close proximity of each other. Hugh Owen Library is situated at the heart of Penglais Campus, The Physical Science Library futher down the campus and even The National Library of Wales is just a minute walk away. There are also lounges in both Cwrt Mawr and Rosser accommodation areas.


We offer a vast range of sports facilities on campus with a focus of ensuing every student and member of staff has the opportunity to get involved, regardless of ability or interest. Whether you want to try something new or are dedicated to your chosen activities, our Penglais Campus offers facilities that range from a swimming pool and gym to a floodlit 3G pitch, squash courts and even a Nordic saunarium.


Closest airport to the university?
(How long does it take to get from the airport to the main university campus?)

2hr45 Min from Birmingham Airport

Student Union activities & societies?

Aberystwyth's Students' union are committed to preparing students for their next adventure, helping students to be as happy and healthy as possible and growing together with students as an Aber family. Our Students' Union help students to meet new people and make new friends by offering over 100 student sports clubs and societies, including a Postgraduate Students Association, academic societies and a chance to start your own group.




Scholarships & Bursaries
(Any specifically for NI students?)



Well, our scholarships, bursaries and departmental awards are separate from any other loans or grants and are, in essence, free money. They don’t need to be repaid and by combining selected packages together, it is also possible to receive over £40,000!


Entrance Scholarship and Merit Awards: up to £2,000 a year


Academic Excellence Scholarship: £2,00 in the first year


Departmental Awards: up to £500 per year


+ many more

Internships/Placement/Study abroad opportunities?



A lot of courses are available as a 4 year degree with an integrated year in industry or a year abroad.


We offer numerous international exchange and Erasmus opportunities

What accommodation is available & what is the average cost?

Accommodation guaranteed for 1st years


Numerus styles of accommodation available. All single occupancy some with shared bathroom others with en-suite.


All options can be viewed online with prices too.


On average the cost of accommodation would be between £85- £160.

3 Fun Facts about the university
  • Prince Charles studied at Aberystwyth University which is shown in the Netflix show “The Crown” which they filmed on campus.

  • Aberystwyth is often visited by bottlenose dolphins which are usually seen feeding off South Beach at dawn or dusk! Ceredigion, where Aberystwyth is, is home to the largest pod of Bottlenose Dolphins in Europe! It is  one of only two places in the UK hosting a resident population of bottlenose dolphins, with a total of around 300 animals.
  • Originally founded in 1872, Aberystwyth University is known for having established the world’s first official department for international politics nearly 100 years ago, in 1919, following World War I.
Link to university website   www.aber.ac.uk