10.13 Applicants Under the Age of 18

1. Aberystwyth University is an adult environment where students are treated as independent and mature individuals. Students at Aberystwyth University are normally aged 18 years or above. However, the University occasionally admits students who are under the age of 18 years at the start of their programme of study. For the majority of these students, that status will be for a limited time period, as they will usually turn 18 in the course of their first year.

2. Applications from individuals who will be under the age of 18 at the point of registration will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the University may require that admission be subject to the application of specific entry criteria and/or conditions. The signing of the Aberystwyth University’s Consent Form for the Admission of Students under the Age of 18 Years will be required as a condition of any offer of admission of any student under 18.

3. No applicant under the age of 18 will be admitted by the University until the Consent Form has been signed by both the student and their parents/guardians, returned and a risk assessment commenced (to include accommodation / departmental support / student support).

The University’s Policy and Process Statement for the Admission of Students Under the Age of 18 Years can be found in full in Appendix 2.