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Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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Language of Instruction:
English Program Type: Exchange
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Minimum GPA:
3 Language Courses Offered: None
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Academic Subject:
Business, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Education, English, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sciences & Humanities, Telecommunications
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AACSB accreditation options available:
No
Program Description:
Program Description:
Student Exchange Study in Wales at Aberystwyth University
 
 
What is the program about?
This program offers Ball State University students the opportunity to study on the beautiful west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, where you’ll be part of a friendly, outward-looking community where the far horizon inspires ambition and aspiration. Home to over 8,000 students every year, Aberystwyth University (“Aber”) has been known for its world renowned teaching and research as well as an award winning student experience and has been awarded with the prestigious prize "University of the year for teaching quality" by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019). The university offers Ball State students a safe, university town atmosphere that helps deliver a 90% student satisfaction rate.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Aberystwyth is a walkable university town and tourist destination, and forms a cultural link between North Wales and South Wales. Constitution Hill, scaled by the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, gives access to panoramic views and to other attractions at the summit, including a camera obscura. Scenic Mid Wales landscape within easy reach of the town includes the wilderness of the Cambrian Mountains, whose valleys contain forests and meadows which have changed little in centuries. A convenient way to access the interior is by the preserved narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway. Politically, it's in the heart of Nationalist Wales, and is the birthplace of the Welsh Language movement
Although the town is relatively modern, there are a number of historic buildings, including the remains of the castle and the Old College of Aberystwyth University nearby. Aberystwyth has a fairly unique student atmosphere - during term-time the vast majority of young adults are undergraduates and the remoteness of the location creates a more vibrant social life than experienced on most campuses.
Although remote, the city is within easy reach of Birmingham by direct rail.
 
 
When does this program take place?
Fall Semester: Late September to Late January (early departure MAY be possible but not guaranteed)
Spring Semester: Late January to Early June
 
 
What is the program content?
Courses (called Modules in the UK) are available in many different subject areas.  Aberystwyth University is particularly strong in a variety of fields including, International Politics, History, Communication, the Sciences, Literature, and more. Typically, Ball State students take 60 Aberystwyth credits per semester (equivalent to 15 BSU credits) while abroad which equates to 3-4 courses per semester.
 

What is the student accommodation?
All exchange students studying at Aberystwyth University are guaranteed accommodation in university residence halls, available on campus or in town.
 
There are a variety of accommodations to suit your budget with both shared bathroom and en-suite options. Catered and self-catered hall options give you the flexibility about how and when you eat and all accommodation includes utility bills, Wi-Fi, insurance, and maintenance. Each hall provides a safe and secure environment 24-hour support. In addition, you have unlimited access to the gym, swimming pool, saunarium, climbing wall and all group exercise, health and wellbeing classes.
 
You can apply for halls after you have been offered and accepted your place on the Study Abroad Programme.  A dedicated and experienced Accommodation Team will be able to assist you thereafter.
 
There is an option for students to pay up front for meals on campus - to charge up their "Aber card" with any amount. There is no obligation to have this you will likely get by cheaper by cooking yourself ( all accommodation have kitchens), it is merely a convenience as it can be topped up remotely (e.g., by a concerned parent!) via the internet.
 
What is included?
All exchange students attending Aberystwyth University pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency. Onsite orientation is provided.
Round-trip airfare, accommodation, meals options, additional meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport, insurance, and spending money.
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for scholarships through the Rinker Center for Global Affairs. Information about these scholarships as well as the online scholarship application can be found on the Study Abroad website here.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
The number of exchanges available changes each year based on consultations between Ball State University and Aberystwyth University.
 
 
What are the eligibility requirements?
Any major
Sophomore standing minimum at time of participation
Full-time student status at time of participation
Cumulative GPA of 3.1 or above
 
 
Is a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States. See visas for more information.
 
 
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 
 
Application deadline:            
Fall: March 1
Spring: October 1
 
 
Who can I contact for more information?
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu
 

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