Fees & Studentships


Proposed Fees for the year 2015/16

Home and other European Union students *
Full-time fees per year: £4,052 (2015/16)

Overseas / (Non-EU) Students *
Full-time fees per year: £13,000 (2015/16)

Funding Opportunities - Dean's Scholarships


Aston Business School has 7 Dean’s Scholarships, one in each of the following area: Accounting, Aston Law, Economics and Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Information Management and Work and Organisational Psychology.  Cross-disciplinary research is also actively encouraged.  We strongly recommend that you check the relevant Academic Group pages for their current areas of research interest. 

Value of the Scholarship:

Stipend of £17,000 per annum and

Full fee waiver (both for EU/Home and International students)


Three years full time


Scholarships are open to Home/EU and Overseas applicants.


The essential application criteria listed below are for all Academic Groups with the exception of Aston Law – Law applicants should visit the Law pages for details of the Scholarship in this area.


  • UG Degree – 2:1 or above

  • Relevant Masters: 65% in both taught and dissertation elements

  • English Language (where required): TOEFL 101, IELTS 7

  • GMAT/GRE – 70% [1] (i.e. this means that the applicant has obtained a better score than 70% of all tested participants).

  • Two academic references

  • Unconditional offer on the PhD Programme


  • Publications

Application Process:

Complete the on-line application form for entry to the programme: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/apply/.

Provide all relevant documentation


20th March 2015.  Interviews, if required, will take place in the week 23 rd – 27 th March 2015.

Note:  All applicants for the scholarship must hold an unconditional offer on the PhD programme by this date)


All candidates will be informed of the outcome within 6 weeks of the closing date.

Please contact rdp@aston.ac.uk for further details.


[1]GMAT/GRE is an independently administered test that assesses quantitative, analytical and verbal skills.  This test allows for a rigorous degree of bench marking between applicants. The minimum requirement of 70% applies to each section. For candidates having additional English Language requirements (TOEFL/IELTS), these results will count instead of the verbal reasoning section. Details on GMAT/GRE can be found here: http://www.gmac.com/gmat.aspx and https://www.ets.org/gre/ )



Student Profile

Student Profile

Jim Scott

'I chose Aston because of its strong multi-disciplinary research and because of its very strong links with local and national businesses which ensures my research is applied.'


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