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Aston University Scholarships

Scholarships Provided by Schools

Aston Business School Undergraduate Scholarships for International, UK and EU Students (2014 Entry)

Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme

The Aston Business School is pleased to announce several scholarships of £1,000 each in value for each academic year of undergraduate studies and £500 for the placement year.
Scholarships are available to international students entering one of the full-time BSc programmes in 2014/5 detailed 
here. 

How to apply: Applicants holding conditional or unconditional firm offers should write a letter of application and a letter of motivation (500 words) along with providing an academic reference supporting the application.  

For more information, please email: absugentry@aston.ac.uk.

Deadline (30th June 2014)

Aston Business School MSc Scholarships for International, UK and EU Students (2014 Entry)

Aston is proud to support the brightest and the best students. We offer over 100 scholarships ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 for the most talented Business School postgraduate students.

"By investing in your future today, we aim to help you achieve your potential and become the most enterprising global leaders of tomorrow." 

Professor George Feiger, Executive Dean of Aston Business School

Scholarships are awarded towards the cost of tuition fees and range from £1,000 to £5,000 with a few scholarships of up to 50% of fees available for the very best students.

 Eligibility

In order to be eligible for a scholarship award, applicants will need to:

  • Be a self-funded student
  • Have been offered a place on one of our MSc programmes
  • Submit a personal statement (details below) for consideration by a panel of senior University staff   

 

Application

After receiving the offer of a place, and before the deadline of 31 May 2014, students wishing to apply for a scholarship should submit a personal statement, which should:

  • Be between 500-700 words 
  • Cover factors such as their reasons for the choice of course and its relevance to their future career goals as well as details of relevant work experience, extra-curricular activities and achievements 
  • Provide examples of how they have made an active contribution to business and society 
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities as well as the ability to work successfully as part of a team to achieve outcomes 
  • Please click >> Here to make your application for a scholarship.

Please send your completed application form to absscholarships@aston.ac.uk before 31 May 2014 together with a copy of your academic transcript. Applications sent to other email addresses will not be considered.

Note: Applicants are not required to have paid a deposit before applying for a scholarship

 

Criteria

In assessing an eligible student for the receipt of an Aston Business School scholarship, we will take into consideration:

  • Academic merit based on previous qualifications 
  • Ambition and the potential to make a significant contribution to business and to society after graduation 
  • Leadership potential 
  • Demonstrable qualities which show the desire and potential to become a successful ambassador for the School during and after their studies

 

Successful applicants

Students in receipt of an Aston Business School scholarship, as the brightest and best of our students, will go on to become advocates for the School. We expect that they will work hard to achieve their potential in their academic qualification, their extra-curricular activities and their future career aspirations.

We will also expect recipients to undertake ambassadorial duties including, but not limited to:

  • Meeting potential students at Open Day sessions 
  • Taking part in webinars and live chat sessions with potential applicants 
  • Providing testimonials and video content for the website and promotional materials 

Scholarship applications must be made after the receipt of an offer from Aston Business School so we would encourage all interested candidates to apply as early as possible.

Aston Alumni Bursaries

In addition to the Aston Business School Scholarships, we will award a bursary of 20% of the full fee for all those who completed their first degree at Aston University.  The bursary will be reflected in your fees which will be shown in the offer e-mail. 

Please click >> Here to make your application for a scholarship.

Further information coming soon

 

School of Engineering & Applied Science Undergraduate Scholarships for International students (2014 entry)


School of Engineering & Applied Science Excellence scholarship scheme

The School of Engineering & Applied Science is pleased to announce 25 scholarships of £3000 each in value for self-financing international students joining our undergraduate MEng, BEng and BSc programmes in September 2014. The scholarships are open to prospective full-time undergraduate students in any subject area within the School of Engineering & Applied Science for each taught year of a course (subject to satisfactory progress).

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

  • You must have applied to us through UCAS and be holding a conditional or unconditional offer of a place of study with the School of Engineering & Applied Science.
  • You must be able to demonstrate an exceptional academic profile (equivalent to 3 Grade AS at UK 'A' Level as assessed by NARIC and the School of Engineering & Applied science admissions team.)
  • You must be able to demonstrate an outstanding personal profile as evidence in your UCAS personal statement.
  • You must achieve a 60% pass mark year on year to qualify to continue to receive this scholarship beyond the first year.

The scholarship awards exclude work placement, foundation and repeat years.

How is the scholarship paid?

  • Scholarships are paid by a reduction in tuition fee.

Other information:

  • Recipients of this scholarship cannot be in receipt of any other scholarship
  • Financial need will not be taken into consideration.

How to apply:

Applicants holding conditional or unconditional firm offers should write a letter of application and a letter of motivation (500 words) which can be submitted by email to engineering@aston.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is 30th June 2014.    

Aston Graduate Discount 

Did you know that if you are an Aston Graduate, you are entitled to a discount on the MSc fees?  UK and EU students receive a £500 discount, so your MSc programme fees now start at just £4500 for a full 12 month programme. International Aston Graduates - stay with Aston to do your MSc and receive a 10% discount on your international fees!

Deans Postgraduate International Scholarship 2014/15

 Value 

£5000 

Total number of scholarships: 
12 (“Dean’s dozen”)*
 

Number of scholarships available: 

  • India: 4
  • China: 4
  • Rest of the world: 4

Applicants must be holding an offer to study for a MSc postgraduate programme in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and hold a UK Bachelors First Class with Honours (or equivalent) 

Application: 
submit an essay (less than 500 words) on:
 

“Why I should be awarded a Scholarship and why I wish to pursue postgraduate study in 
engineering at Aston”
 

Please send all completed essays to seaspgtaught@aston.ac.uk

Deadline: 31st July 2014

UK/EU Postgraduate Scholarships

The School of Engineering & Applied Science are pleased to announce the availability of a significant number of scholarship and support packages to home / EU students for the 2014-15 year. Please note this programme is only open to Home / EU students studying on our MSc postgraduate taught programmes. Click here for more information

LSS Excellence Bursary    

 Available for all Aston LSS students who hold a First Class Aston undergraduate degree, the LSS Excellence Bursary provides an additional 5% discount on your Masters Tuition Fees which complements the existing 20% Aston Graduate Discount. In total, the LSS Excellence Bursary and the Aston Graduate Discount amount to 25% off your Masters Tuition Fees reflecting our commitment to support the top undergraduate students in the School of Languages and Social Sciences. 

If you have any queries contact: lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk 

CELCA Scholarship: For MA students with native speaker competence in English    

£2000 towards the cost of your tuition fees

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 3 x £2000 bursaries towards the cost of the MA/MSc tuition fees for students with native speaker competence in English. In return, the students will complete up to six hours a week pastoral work for the School. 

The exact nature of this work will be decided at the beginning of the programme but may include providing support to international Postgraduate and International Year Abroad students, the IELTS team, deliver speaking classes for our IYA (International Year Abroad) and KYA (Kansai Year Abroad) students, help conference and workshop organisers, academic visitors or students with special needs. The work will often take place at different times every week - depending on the projects you support. 

If you wish to be considered for the bursary, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following: 

What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses? How would you be able to support international students on programmes in the School of Languages and Social Sciences?

How to apply: 

 Email your completed essay to lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.ukNOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA programme (taught on-campus) at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2014.

For further information, send your enquiries to the above email address or telephone  +44 (0)121 204 3762. 

Deadline for submission of all application essays is 15th July 2014

PLEASE NOTE: you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships if you already hold a Commonwealth Scholarship or Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship.

Scholarships for all MSc/MA students     

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 7 x £2000 scholarships towards tuition fees in the 2014/15 academic year, for all MSc/MA applications: full-time, part-time, on campus and distance learning students.

If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following:

How will the LSS MA/MSc Scholarship help achieve your academic and professional career goals?  

How to apply:

Email your completed essay to lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.ukNOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA/MSc programme at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2014.

Deadline for submission of all application essays is 15th July 2014

PLEASE NOTE: you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships if you already hold a Commonwealth Scholarship or Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship. 

LSS Overseas Students Scholarship:

The School of Languages and Social Sciences offers 1 x £5,000 scholarship towards tuition fees in the 2014/15 academic year, for overseas students on MA applications: full-time, on campus students.

If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, you must submit an essay of approximately 1000 words on the following:

How might an Aston MA enhance your career prospects? How would you benefit from a scholarship and what difference would it make to you?

How to apply:

Email your completed essay to lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.ukNOTE: Applicants must hold a conditional or unconditional offer for an MA programme at LSS commencing at Aston University October 2014.

Deadline for submission of all application essays is 15th July 2014

PLEASE NOTE: you are not eligible to apply for these scholarships if you already hold a Commonwealth Scholarship or Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship. 

Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The projects are available to students meeting the University and School academic entry requirements and scholarships for international students will be awarded competitively on merit. There at a total of 5 scholarships for international students which will cover payment of £7,000 per year towards tuition fees against the international programme fee. 

Requirements 

  • Applicants should have or expect a good Bachelor (Hons.) Degree (either first class or upper second class) or hold an MSc in a relevant discipline and the appropriate English Language qualifications.
  • The English Language requirements are a minimum overall score of 101 (with minimum marks in each sections of: R: 23, W: 26, L: 23 and S: 22) in TOEFL (Internet-Based) OR IELTS with minimum marks of 6.5 in each section and an minimum overall band of 7.0 OR Pearson with minimum marks of 63 in each section and an minimum overall score of 72.
  • The Scholarships are for 3 years, subject to a satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, and are available for July 2014 Registrations.

Project Details

Projects are available in Research Groups allied to: Biology, Pharmacy, Optometry and Psychology.

Projects can be viewed by research topic and research supervisor here OR You may also contact our researchers directly with your own relevant research proposals.

Application

To apply please complete the online application form Here

For informal inquiries, please contact the Research Admissions, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. 

E-mail: Julie Taylor via lhs_prgphd_enq@aston.ac.uk 

Telephone: +44 (0)121 204 4019. 

Closing Date: Friday, 28th March 2014.

Ferguson Foundation Scholarship

The School of Life & Health Sciences is offering 10 scholarships to students from Africa and South America. Scholarships are supported by the Ferguson Foundation which is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider study in the UK. The scholarships are available to students applying to on campus programmes offered in the School of Life & Health Sciences.  


The  Ferguson Scholarships apply to the following programmes:

If successful, you will have to contribute £3,000 (approx) towards your MSc tuition fees. Please note you will be required to provide evidence to the UKBA that you have the £3,000 plus living costs.

How to apply

Please note: 

The deadline for applications to the scholarship is Monday 31st March 2014; therefore you must submit an application for one of the above programmes prior to this date. We take two weeks to process applications. 

To be considered for the scholarship, you must:

Be a National from an African or South American country and submit a concise 1,000-1,500 word essay explaining how you and your home country will benefit from the skills and knowledge you will acquire in the MSc course you have applied for.

You must be in receipt of an offer for one of the above programmes prior to applying for the scholarship.

Please then email the essay to lhspgt@aston.ac.uk and include your full name and student number. 

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