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.
The academic year at Aston University is divided into two teaching periods rather than terms, each of approximately 11 weeks.
For 2017/8, the key dates are:
Teaching Period One
Induction (compulsory) 16 September - 23 September 2017Teaching Period 25 September - 16 December 2017Christmas Vacation 16 December 2017 - 8 January 2018Exam Period 8 January - 20 January 2018 Teaching Period Two Induction (compulsory) 15 - 21 January 2018Teaching Period 22 January - 24 March 2018Easter Vacation 24 March - 15 April 2018 Teaching Period Continues 16 April - 9 June 2018Exam Period 7 May - 10 June 2018
Download Fact sheet 2017-18
For 2018/9 academic term dates, please click here.
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 8 days of activities arranged to help students settle into life at Aston, with organised events from both the School and the Students’ Guild. .
Aston Welcome Week 2017: September 16th - September 24th.
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.
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.