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  • Locations: Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 3.0
Academic Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program
Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply Program Director: Michelle Ploeger
Program Description:


BGSU students have the opportunity to study on the gorgeous coast of Wales at the University Wales Aberystwyth for a semester or academic year.  Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth (pronounced Aber ist with) was the first university institution to be established in Wales. Today, it has over 7,000 students including over 1,100 postgraduates across eighteen academic departments.

More details about being an international student at Aberystwyth can be found HERE.

Aberystwyth is located in Wales a country in southwest Great Britain known for its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, distinctive language and Celtic culture. Aberystwyth is town know to be the center of national and regional culture and commercial importance. The castle, built in the 13th century, is a great place to hang out with friends and the beach offers a nice place to relax and enjoy the view. The town is friendly and welcoming, with a great mix of people, as well as an excellent variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants all within walking distance.

To learn more about life in Aberystwyth click HERE. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

Courses are taught in English

BGSU students may be interested in taking courses from the following departments:

    School of Art
    Biological Sciences
    Computer Science
    European Languages
    Geography and Earth Sciences
    History including Welsh History
    International Politics
    Management and Business
    Sport and Exercise Science
    Theatre, Film and Television Studies

To view the full course catalog at University of Aberystwyth, visit the following LINK.

All exchange students are guaranteed accommodation in one of the residence halls on campus. Options include seafront residences with the beautiful Ceredigion coast and convenient, modern accommodation on campus. Click HERE to explore all housing options. 

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.  

BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE.

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursars Office* (Based on BGSU Tuition and Fees 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) Tuition & Fees can be found on the Bursar's WEBSITE (undergraduate-instate/out of state).
Education Abroad Fee  $50.00
Excess Credit Fee 19+ $200 per credit
International Health Insurance  BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare  $1200
Books, Materials and Supplies $200
Meals $800
Personal Expenses $1000
Housing  LINK
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 


*We will follow the university payment/withdrawal policy

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall