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Hello! We look forward to helping you with any questions you might have about studying at Aberystwyth University and can be contacted with the following details.

Contact: Jackie Jarocki

Email: jaj64@aber.ac.uk

Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements


Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan: 2,500 credit and scores of VG (or C) or above.

International Baccalaureate: Grade between 28-36.

European Baccalaureate: Grade of 65%-75% dependent upon course.

Some courses may have subject specific requirements in addition to the above.


Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught Masters courses is a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) or relevant work experience.


UK 2:2 Class

UK 2:1 Class

UK 1st Class

Kandidatexamen (Min 120 Credits)

At least 100 Credits at G (Godkand)

At least 90 credits at VG (Val Godkand)

At least 110 credits at VG (Val Godkand)

For specific requirements, please refer to the Postgraduate Admissions Office website.

English Requirement

English at grade G (or E) 

IELTS Score of at least 6.0 - 7.5

If you require help or assistance with your English then our International English Centre will be pleased to offer assistance and guidance. The Centre offers an intensive full-time course available before you commence your degree and provides ongoing support throughout the duration of your studies.


Undergraduate - Following the UK’s decision to withdraw from the European Union, the Welsh Government has confirmed that EU students starting in 2021-22 will not be eligible for UK government funding. From the academic year 2021-22, EU students will be charged fees at the International student rate as seen below.

Postgraduate - Postgraduate Fees vary depending on course, mode, and level of study. For further information on Postgraduate fees please, see the table below or visit our Fees and Finance section for more information.


Name of Award Value and Benefit Further Details



International Accommodation Award


We are delighted to provide our international students with the International Accommodation Scholarship, meaning the cost of your housing is included in your tuition fees.

The University has several different accommodation buildings. The International Accommodation Scholarship is different depending on which halls of residences you choose but its either totally free or discounted by £2,000.

Students must meet the terms and conditions to be eligible for the offer.

Global Wales Scholarships

3 x Scholarships (one per student) worth £10,000 for an applicant studying a Postgraduate Masters course at Aberystwyth University.

Funded in partnerships between the Welsh Government, Universities Wales, The British Council and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. Terms and conditions apply.


Please note students do not have to complete a separate scholarship form as they will be considered automatically.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact us: international@aber.ac.uk



Student Profiles

Karl Gustav Thunberg

(BA History)

"It is a small town, much like the one I am from in Sweden. Aberystwyth has a great nightlife and plenty of societies making sura that you will always have something you could do when you are not studying."


Carl Danielsson

BSc/Econ International Relations

My very first impression of Aber is likely the beautiful landscape and the hills surrounding Cardigan Bay. And the rather unpretentious train fare from Birmingham to Aber. An observation, which persisted throughout my studies, was the frequent rainfall. But this did in no way interfere or reduce my experience of Aber as a colorful, bustling and energetic town. I also recall the student society. It was more than I could wish for. Aber is a small town with a significant student population consisting of a large and active international student community. Seeing as Aber is far away from larger settlements, it means few students head home during weekends. Everyone stays put and that helps creating a special community. It is really easy to meet people and start new friendships and relationships in Aber. Its still, after some 15 years, very close to my heart.

After graduating from Aber I went on to do a Masters degree at St. Andrews. Currently I am working as a senior adviser in international development cooperation at the Swedish Board of Agriculture. In my position I am responsible for identifying, setting up and carrying out capacity-building projects in the area of public administration reform. My work allows me to travel and work in many low-income countries. My degree in international relations has helped me tremendously to perform well in an international multi-cultural environment. Particularly the critical theories and political philosophy in general has equipped me with a mindset that allows me to quickly understand “systems” and their subordinated components on a theoretical as well as practical level. Several “wisdoms” from Aber that I may have questioned at the time, is unconsciously guiding much of my work today. Particularly my ability to take on a critical approach to assignments and existing structures and processes based on a fairly thorough understanding of theoretical systemic constructs.