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Incoming Exchange (including Erasmus**) Students - Undergraduate

We welcome exchange students from partner institutions to join our student body.  We have developed these pages to help support you in your decision making regarding which modules to study when you arrive at Aston University. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

**Exchange students coming from European Countries are commonly known as Erasmus students as they benefit from funding via the Erasmus programme in their Home Country.

Aston University Academic Year

The academic year at Aston University is divided into two teaching periods rather than terms, each of approximately 11 weeks.
For 2013/14, the key dates are:

Teaching Period One
Induction (compulsory)                         20 September - 5 October 2013
Teaching Period                                   6 October - 21 December 2013
Christmas Vacation                             22 December 2013 - 11 January 2014
Exam Period                                       12 - 25 January 2014

Teaching Period Two
Induction (compulsory)                         21 - 25 January 2014
Teaching Period                                   27 January - 12 April 2014
Easter Vacation                                   13 April - 3 May 2014
Exam Period                                         12 May - 14 June 2014

For 2014/15, the key dates are:

Teaching Period One
Induction (compulsory)                       19 September - 4 October 2014
Teaching Period                                   5 October - 20 December 2014
Christmas Vacation                             21 December 2014 - 10 January 2015
Exam Period                                          12 - 24 January 2015

Teaching Period Two
Induction (compulsory)                       20 - 24 January 2015
Teaching Period                                   26 January - 28 March 2015                                                                                                                                     Easter Vacation                                    29 March - 18 April 2015                                                                                                                                                Teaching Period Continues              19 April 2015 - 2 May 2015
Exam Period                                         11 May 2015 - 13 June 2015


 

Aston Welcome Weeks

A special programme of events is offered to students upon their arrival at Aston University. For students arriving in September (Teaching Period 1), there are two weeks of activities arranged to help students settle into life at Aston. The first, International Welcome Week, has been developed to focus on students from outside the UK. The second week offers a programme of events from both the School and the Students’ Guild. For 2014 entry, both weeks are compulsory for exchange (inc. Erasmus) students.

International Welcome Week: 20 September 2014

Aston Welcome Week: 27 September 2014

For students arriving in January (Teaching Period 2), a programme of events to welcome you to Aston has been developed, which includes subject advice sessions, an introduction to the library, a tour of the campus and Birmingham city centre and plenty of opportunities to meet your fellow exchange students.


Arriving at Aston University

A website dedicated to International students who are coming to Aston for the first time is available here. This site contains very useful pre-arrival information for students coming from outside the United Kingdom and we strongly advise you to visit it. Please note that some information may change and that we recommend that you check the site regularly for updates throughout the year.

There is also additional useful information on the Aston Students' Guild website.

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