Aberystwyth University

Location

Aberystwyth, Wales

Website

aber.ac.uk/en

Availability

Available university-wide


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    With a history dating back to 1867, Aberystwyth University is committed to providing high standards of teaching, assessment and feedback, backed up a robust personal tutor system. The University’s rigorous approach was recognised in the Gold award they received in the 2018 Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). Aberystwyth has been named University of the Year for Teaching Quality in The Times, Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

    Aberystwyth University places an emphasis on research-led teaching with academics who are leaders in their field of study and share the latest thinking and discoveries in their subject area. From developing Miscanthus bioenergy crops to medieval history, strategic studies and space exploration, the University’s research spans the arts, sciences and social sciences.

    Alongside developing discipline-specific knowledge and critical thinking, the courses at Aberystwyth aim to equip students with the life skills for careers after graduation. Embedding employability across the programmes as a key strategic objective, as reflected in the latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey which showed that 97% of Aberystwyth graduates were in work or further study within six months of graduating in 2017.

    Aberystwyth is known too for the all-round quality of its student experience. In the 2018 National Student Survey, Aberystwyth scored 90% for overall student satisfaction - one of the top scores among UK higher education institutions and the best in Wales.

    The University is uniquely located between the coast of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. Set in a truly beautiful part of the world, it is also amongst the safest places to study in the country. Aberystwyth University has two campuses and several locations for research and agricultural activities. The University's main teaching campus, Penglais located on Penglais Hill overlooking the town and Seafront.

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    Aberystwyth, fondly referred to as Aber by locals, is a vibrant cosmopolitan town located to the north west of Wales. Students and locals get on well in this close-knit community and it’s recognized as one of the safest places in Wales to be a student. (Complete University Guide, 2018) There are plenty of places to go walking with amazing views over the sea. Hop on a steam train at The Vale of Rheidol Railway, a service that has been running since 1902, and explore the beauty of the Rheidol valleys, parts of which are only accessible by train.

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    • Aberystwyth Castle
    • Camera Obsura
    • Constitution Hill
    • National Library of Wales
    • Ceredigion Museum
    • Old College
    • Royal Pier
    • Clock Tower
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    Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). It is located in the southwest of the island of Great Britain, with a diverse landscape that includes 2,700km of coastline and mountainous regions. There is easy access from Wales to the rest of the UK as well as to mainland Europe via road, rail, sea and air. Cardiff, the capital of Wales, is only 2 hours from London by road or train.

    Wales is home to roughly 5% of the UK's population, with an average population density of 148 people per square kilometre. In the main cities, such as Cardiff, the density is significantly higher, allowing you the luxury of experiencing big city life with easy access to the quiet countryside.

    Wales is a bilingual country, with both Welsh and English spoken throughout. You may be able to learn some Welsh during exchange, however no Welsh fluency is required to get by.

    Wales has three National Parks which cover 20% of the country's land mass and five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Key industries in Wales include Advanced Materials and Manufacturing, the Creative Industries, Financial and Professional Services and Fintech, Energy and Environment, Food and Drink, Life Sciences, Tech and Tourism. Wales is one of the safest parts of the United Kingdom and crime rates continue to fall.

    Did you know….?

    During the summer solstice, you can experience nearly 17 hours of daylight at Aberystwyth. Wales is home to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llantysiliogogogoch, a town famous for its incredibly long name. The name means "The Church of St Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio near a red cave". 50% of the world’s passengers fly on aircraft with wings made in Wales
     
     

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Aberystwyth University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Semester 1 (SP5)
September to January

Semester 2 (SP2)
January to May


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    Undergraduate

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Agriculture
    • Animal Behaviour, Wildlife Conservation and Zoology
    • Art and Art History
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
    • Biology, Human Biology and Health
    • Business and Management
    • Computer Science
    • Countryside Conservation, Ecology and Plant Biology
    • Drama, Theatre, Film and Television Studies
    • Economics
    • Education and Childhood Studies
    • Engineering
    • English and Creative Writing
    • Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • History
    • Information Studies
    • Law and Criminology
    • Marine and Freshwater Biology
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
    • Modern Languages
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Politics and International Politics
    • Psychology and Sociology
    • Sport and Exercise Science
    • Tourism
    • Welsh and Celtic Studies
    • Climate Change
    • Criminology
    • Equine Science
    • Veterinary Biosciences and Animal Science

    Postgraduate

    • Accounting and Finance
    • Agriculture
    • Art and Art History
    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
    • Biology, Human Biology and Health
    • Business and Management
    • Computer Science
    • Countryside Conservation, Ecology and Plant Biology
    • Drama, Theatre, Film and Television Studies
    • Education and Childhood Studies
    • Engineering
    • English and Creative Writing
    • Equine Science
    • Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • History
    • Information Studies
    • Law
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
    • Modern Languages
    • Physics and Astronomy
    • Politics and International Politics
    • Psychology
    • Sport and Exercise Science
    • Veterinary Biosciences and Animal Science
    • Welsh and Celtic Studies
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

  • Required documentation minus-thick plus-thick
    • Online application form
    • UniSA Academic Transcript
    • IELTS Certificate (if applicable)
    • Copy of Passport ID Pages
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    Students are required to take 30 ECTS each semester which equals 60 Aberystwyth credits.  

    • 18 units = 30 ECTS 
    • 13.5 units = 22.5 ECTS 
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    Please see Aberystwyth University  website  for acceptable evidence of English language tests and required scores. 

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Aberystwyth University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 0°c to 12°c
Spring/Summer: 4°c to 25°c

Currency
£ Pounds

Local language/s
Welsh | English


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    Aberystwyth University offers airport pick up from Birmingham International Airport. There is a charge of £25.00 per person for this service and payment must be made online when applying. More information on how to book this service can be found here.

    Further information on how to get to the campus can be found here.

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    A limited number on-campus accommodation is reserved for exchange students. Further information can be found here. As soon as your place to study at Aberystwyth University is confirmed by the Study Abroad Office, you will receive an invitation to apply for accommodation by e-mail. It is advised that you complete your application as soon as possible, as accommodation is offered on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.

    Alternatively, you may prefer to live in  Private Sector Accommodation in the town of Aberystwyth, which is within easy walking distance of the main campus and with a regular bus link. Aberystwyth University operates an Accommodation Service to help students find somewhere to live in private sector accommodation.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Aberystwyth University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:  

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1900
    Accommodation  $700 per month
    Meals/Groceries $460 per month
    Transportation $30 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $240 per month

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

Aberystwyth University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on United Kingdom is available here.

United Kingdom embassy website can be found  here. 

Aberystwyth University student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the  Smartraveller website.
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Aberystwyth University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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No available summer/winter school

Aberystwyth University is not an exchange partner for a Winter/Summer School. To see other current short-term opportunities, please click here

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