MBA Scholarships

Aston MBA Scholarships

We offer a number of different scholarship opportunities to support talented business people who want to boost their skills and deepen their understanding of business theory.

We are looking for individuals with drive and a strong career background who want to use their MBA to accelerate their career and make a positive difference in their industry.

The following scholarship opportunities are available for full-time MBA applicants. Successful applicants are expected to become Aston Business School ambassadors to support the success of the MBA programmes and work closely with the MBA team to promote the programme.

Please note scholarships are available for the full-time MBA programme.

Full-Time MBA Scholarship opportunities


This discount will be automatically applied to all candidates that accept their MBA offer before 28th February 2018.


In order to be successful for this award, we will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your leadership qualities and leadership experience to date and how this will contribute to the Aston MBA programme. Further details on the application process will follow shortly.


In order to be successful for this award, we will be looking for evidence that demonstrates strong entrepreneurial qualities and entrepreneurial experience to date in your career. Further details of the application process to follow shortly.

Up to £5,000 

All applicants based (work or reside) in the West Midlands region will be automatically considered for this scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to be an ambassador for the programme, supporting marketing efforts and alumni events in the region.

Up to £5,000

The Aston Excellence scholarship will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

All applicants that are alumni of Aston University will be automatically considered for this bursary.

Value: Up to £10,000, paid in three instalments per year. Part-time loans capped at £5,000 per year.


  • Available for UK nationals ordinarily resident in England. EU, EEA or Swiss nationals ordinarily resident in the EU, EEA or Switzerland.
  • For postgraduate Masters degrees in all subjects, including taught and research programmes.
  • Available for full-time, part-time and distance learning courses.
  • Full-time courses - up to two years (depending on the length of the course). Part-time courses - up to four years (equivalent to a two-year full-time course). Part-time study must be at least 50% of a full-time course.
  • For courses beginning on or after 1st August 2016.
  • Applicants must be under 60, without existing qualifications at Masters-level or above.

Administration: Loans will be issued and managed by the Student Loans Company.

Key dates: Application form available online from the end of June 2017.

Further Information: SFE PG Loan Guide

Note: This is a repayable student loan, not a scholarship.

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston full-time MBA scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Full completion of an online application for the Aston full-time MBA. 

  • Be a self-funded candidate.

With the exception of the Future Leader and Entrepreneur Scholarships which requires an application, you will be considered on based on the strength of your MBA application and interview. If the MBA recruitment panel believe that you meet the eligibility criteria you will automatically be awarded the scholarship. 

You will be informed that you have been awarded a scholarship shortly after you receive your MBA offer.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, we advise you to submit your application with all supporting documents as early as possible so you have a stronger opportunity of being awarded.