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.
Our impactful teaching is informed by cutting-edge research and our students are taught in departments at the forefront of emerging research. Our undergraduate students are supported by world-leading academics to develop the skills and knowledge needed to address today’s real-world problems. Our commitment to teaching excellence is reflected in Aberystwyth being placed 3rd in the UK for Teaching Quality (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2023).
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).
We offer great value accommodation and a range of options across three residential sites, with a guaranteed place secured for all Clearing applicants that apply by our deadline of 1st of September 2023. Students can choose from catered or self-catered options, all of which are a short walk from campus. Students living in University-managed accommodation will also receive free Platinum Sports Centre membership. Aberystwyth was also placed Top in the UK for Halls and Student Accommodation in the (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2022).
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).
Nestled between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay, our stunning coastal location is the perfect place for those interested in outdoor pursuits. Our welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant student town offers plenty of opportunities in which to socialise and to make lifelong friendships. All Undergraduate first year students joining Aberystwyth University in September 2023 will be able to claim a free 1-year 16-25 Railcard.
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.
Supporting you during your studies
Supporting our students is a high priority for us, and our dedicated team within Student Support offer the practical, emotional, and financial advice necessary to help you to succeed in your studies.