A research-led university with a long tradition of academic excellence
Aberystwyth University was established in 1872 after community and national fundraising efforts to establish the first Welsh University. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Arts, Biological and Environmental Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Aberystwyth University was the first university in the world to establish a Department of International Politics. The Department was founded in 1919 as a response to the extreme violence of the First World War in which millions of people around the world lost their lives.
The university is in the Top 40 University in the UK (Good University Guide, The Times/ Sunday Times 2022), Best University in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience Good University Guide, The Times/ Sunday Times 2021) and Top University in Wales for the 6th year in succession for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022).
Aberystwyth University has been home to royalty from all parts of the world, including His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, who studied Welsh in 1969. His tutor was Professor Edward Millward who taught Welsh to Prince Charles ahead of his investiture as Prince of Wales. His time at Aber was recently portrayed in the Netflix series "The Crown". The episode entitled "Tywysog Cymru” (Prince of Wales) was praised for using the Welsh language in much of its dialogue.
Since 1872, university research has had an impact nationally and internationally. 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard or higher in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
Find out more about some of the promotional activities of Aberystwyth University in Vietnam coordinately implemented by the British Council and local partners from 2019 to the present.