Why choose Aberystwyth University?

Aberystwyth University, on the west coast of Wales, is your place to study, explore and grow. Since 1872, we’ve built a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research and we offer an unrivalled student experience in a location that’s second to none.

Students joining us through Clearing from September 2023 will benefit from guaranteed accommodation that includes a free platinum membership to our Sports Centre and a free 16-25 rail card, making it easier to travel to and from University. If eligible, students could also receive £2,000 in their first year with our Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Aberystwyth is also ranked amongst the Top 10 Cheapest Student Cities in the UK by Student Crowd meaning it’s an affordable place to live in comparison with many other university towns and cities. 

Take a look below for more reasons why you should consider applying to study at Aberystwyth.

World-leading Research

From combating climate change, improving food quality and production, promoting human and animal health, to developing artificial intelligence and helping advance space exploration, our researchers are at the forefront of innovation, and the impact of our research has far-reaching international benefits. The latest Research Excellence Framework assessment identified 98% of our research is of an internationally recognised standard or higher (REF 2021). 

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A unique student experience

At Aberystwyth, we strive to offer an unrivalled student experience; we’re placed Top in England and Wales for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2022). Our Students’ Union is home to over 100 clubs and societies, meaning this is your place to pursue lifelong interests or discover new passions. Our vibrant campus is home to the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, cafes, restaurants, Sports Centre and playing grounds, as well as The Botany Garden Glasshouses (home to tropical plants).  

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Financial support while you study

At Aberystwyth, we offer a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, and students who apply to study at Aberystwyth through Clearing may be eligible to receive our Academic Excellence Scholarship, worth £2,000 in the first year.  


Scholarships and Bursaries