External Funding

External scholarships are managed by external organisations and not by Aston University. Applications to each of these scholarships should be made directly to the awarding body. They have their own application processes and the closing dates are often different from the university's application deadlines. Information about external sources of funding can be found on the individual websites below. 

Country* Name of Provider

African Countries

The Africa Educational Trust (AET)
The Beit Trust 
Canon Collins Trust
Chevening Scholarships
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

African and Latin  American

Ferguson Scholarship

Arab Countries

The Altajir Trust
The Arab-British Chamber Charitable Foundation
Chevening Scholarships


State Scholarship Program on Education of Azerbaijan Youth Abroad
SOCAR Study Abroad Scholarship Programme


The Anglo-Danish Society Scholarships

East Asia

British Council IELTS Scholarship

Hong Kong

Student Financial Assistance Agency


Sir Dorabji Tata Trust  

Chevening Scholarships in India

Goa Education Trust (GET) Scholarship  

Inlaks Scholarships


Bolashak Scholarships Programmes
Chevening Scholarship Kazakhstan


Chevening Scholarship Kyrgyzstan


The British Lebanese Association Scholarship Fund


State Bank of Pakistan


Fundatia Dinu Patriciu  – Open Horizons Scholarship Scheme

South Africa

Firstrand/Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

South Asian

British Council IELTS Scholarship India 

South East Asian

British Council IELTS Scholarship Malaysia 

South East Asian

British Council IELTS Scholarship Philippines 

South East Asian

British Council IELTS Scholarship Thailand 

South East Asian

British Council IELTS Scholarship Vietnam 

South Korea

The Su Youn Scholarship

 Thailand The Anglo-Thai Society Educational Awards for Excellence
 Thailand One-District-One-Scholarship


Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme


Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Scholarship Programme

The Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research


Marshall Scholarship 
The US-UK Fulbright Commission 


Inter-Communities Mutual Assistance Fund

 United Kingdom
British Council - Scholarships for Excellence

Various Countries

UK - China Scholarships for Excellence

Various Countries

Postgrad Solutions Ltd

Various Countries

The Dan David Prize 

Various Countries

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 

Various Countries

Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards

Various Countries

The Anglo-Jewish Association

Various Countries

The Whitworth Scholarships Trust Fund

 Various Countries  Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

Various Countries

Wingate Scholarships Scheme

Various Countries


Various Countries

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

 Various Countries The Hammond Trust-Financial Assistance to international students 
For more details click here
To download the application click here

Various Countries

Aga Khan Foundation

Various Countries

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds

Various Countries

Erasmus Mundus

Various Countries

Rotary International

Various Countries

Foundation For Women Grants 

 Various Countries TOEFL® Scholarship Program

International Student Support Unit (ISSU)

International Student Support Unit (ISSU)

The International Student Support Unit provides Aston international students with advice and assistance with regards to student visas, police registration, family visits, UK bank accounts, and a lot more.

How to Apply to Aston

Click here for information on how to apply!

 *Limitations on countries, nationalities or residential statuses may apply. Please contact the awarding bodies directly if you have any enquiries.

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