Aberystwyth University International Office

By | 3rd April 2017

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University International Office

International and EU applicants will need to show evidence of a sufficient knowledge of English which must be provided before they will be formally accepted to commence their studies. If you have not achieved the required level before sending us your application, your formal offer for postgraduate study will include a condition stating that you need to achieve this level before the start of your course. If you do not reach the required level of proficiency, it will not be possible to admit you onto the course.

Please note that our International English Centre runs several language courses that could help you achieve the English language requirement for your chosen postgraduate course. Please see their website (www.aber.ac.uk/en/international-english) or e-mail tesol@aber.ac.uk for further information.

All non-EEA students who require Tier 4 study visas must demonstrate that they are competent in the use of the English language and satisfy the University’s requirements as outlined on this page. The following qualifications are accepted by the University and are considered to satisfy a minimum of CEFR B2 level in each component (speaking, writing, listening and reading). This is the minimum level acceptable for degree level study in order to secure entry to the UK with a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa.

Note that test results are only valid for a maximum of two years.

Applicants that have been awarded a degree (i.e. Bachelors or Masters) from a majority English speaking Country (e.g UK) do not need to take an English proficiency test.

Aberystwyth University’s International Exchange Programme has been running for nearly three decades, with many of our students studying across the world each semester. We are also delighted to welcome many incoming students through our links with institutions across North America, Asia and Australia as well as in other areas of the world, including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and

Our university’s commitment towards the development of academic links by means of an exchange of students and academic staff is part of the reason why Aberystwyth University is amongst the top 200 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2016).

Studying abroad provides the opportunity to gain new perspectives, both personally and academically.  We have an exciting programme of undergraduate exchanges with universities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Thauland and China at which you could spend a semester or even an entire academic year.  (Your time abroad will occur during your second year of undergraduate studies).

Name Email Extension Role
All staff are based on the top floor of the Cledwyn Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3DD
Ruth Owen Lewis international@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 628499 Director
Susan Jenkins msi@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622367 PA to Director and International Administrator
Marian Gray mag11@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622908
Mobile: 07814 908 666
International Officer
Murtza Ali Ghaznavi mag14@aber.ac.uk UK mobile: 07891-804-130
UAE mobile: +97150-6532383
AZ mobile:  +994 77717 0705
Middle East Manager
Amarjeet Mutneja asm20@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 621874
Mobile: 07964 246 740
Country Manager (South Asia, Thailand and Vietnam)
Maryann Vargis mav24@aber.ac.uk Mobile: +6016 980 2770 South East Asia International Officer
Dr Akanimo Odon ako1@aber.ac.uk UK Mobile: 07447 081 119
Nigeria Mobile: +234 806 676 1763
African Representative
Dandan Wu daw67@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 621814
Mobile: 07583 075 101
East Asia International Officer
Samantha Windows saw43@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 621997
Mobile: 07970 457 497
EU Officer
Nel Jenkins naj13@aber.ac.uk  +44 (0)1970 622891 International Assistant
Katerina Stivasari-Jones compliance@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622948 Compliance Manager
Carol Stevens-Land compliance@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 621769 Compliance Officer
Rosa Emilia Soto immigrationadvice@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 621548 International Student Adviser
Lisa Fisher lif@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 621897 International Student Assistant
Catrin Griffiths partnerships@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622366 International Partnerships Manager
Elin Mabbutt (9:00-4:00 pm Mondays to Wenesdays only) partnerships@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 621751 International Partnerships Assistant
Mateusz Ziembla studyabroad@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622491 International Exchanges Officer
Pamela Heidt erasmus@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 628719 Erasmus+ Exchanges Officer
Meritza Hengari erasmus@aber.ac.uk +44 (0)1970 622364 Erasmus+ Exchanges Assistant