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Switzerland

Aston University provides a welcoming and multi-cultural learning experience to approximately 10,000 students, many of whom live on our safe and friendly city centre campus. The University has more than 2,300 international students from over 120 countries studying a wide range of subjects..

Aston University's links with Switzerland

Swiss students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 16 Swiss students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Switzerland to work with our partner institutions and to take part in international conferences. 

A list of all of our partner institutions can be found here.

campus

There is a very active European community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to European students.

There are also a number of societies which bring together students from similar religious backgrounds. Find out more about societies at Aston

Birmingham is a multi-cultural city and there is a active European community. You'll find European restaurants, supermarkets, music, and more in the city.

Meet us in Switzerland

Staff from the International Office visit Switzerland several times per year to take part in CIS College Fairs, visit schools and colleges and to meet with interested students.

Upcoming visits

Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here.

Aston Ambassadors

Aston University Alumni Ambassadors provide help and advice to students all over the world who are considering studying at Aston. They also offer help and a friendly face to any Aston alumni who may be re-locating.

Feel free to email our Ambassadors if you have any questions about:
 

  • Aston University
  • Living in the UK/Birmingham
  • Living or working in their specific country

In order to find out how to contact one of our Ambassadors, please visit: http://www.astonalumni.org/alumni

Undergraduate

At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Swiss students include: Business & Management, Economics & Management and Psychology.

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Swiss students include: Business & Management (MSc) , Accounting & Finance (MSc) and Public Policy in a European Context (MA).

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also welcome Swiss students to undertake research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups.   

Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Scholarships

There are a number of Aston University scholarships available for international and European students.
You can also have a look to the list of external funding providers.

Fees

See our full list of our course fees

Undergraduate

Aston Business School

Engineering & Applied Science

Languages & Social Sciences

Candidates holding the Certificat de Maturité (F)/Maturität (G)/Attestato di Maturità (I) with an overall mark of 5.5 and a specified mark in any specified subjects PLUS IELTS/TOEFL can be considered suitable for entry to year one of a Bachelor’s degree.  

Candidates holding the Certificat de Maturité (F)/Maturität (G)/Attestato di Maturità (I) with an overall mark of 5.0 and a specified mark in any specified subjects PLUS IELTS/TOEFL can be considered suitable for entry to year one of a Bachelor’s degree.  

Candidates holding the Certificat de Maturité (F)/Maturität (G)/Attestato di Maturità (I) with an overall mark of 5.5 and a specified mark in any specified subjects PLUS IELTS/TOEFL can be considered suitable for entry to year one of a Bachelor’s degree.  

Life & Health Sciences 

Pharmacy:  Candidates holding the Certificat de Maturité (F)/Maturität (G)/Attestato di Maturità (I) with an overall mark of 5.5 and a specified mark in any specified subjects PLUS IELTS/TOEFL can be considered suitable for entry to year one of a Bachelor’s degree. 

Optometry: Candidates holding the Certificat de Maturité (F)/Maturität (G)/Attestato di Maturità (I) with an overall mark of 5.5 and a specified mark in any specified subjects PLUS IELTS/TOEFL can be considered suitable for entry to year one of a Bachelor’s degree. 

Psychology : Candidates holding the Certificat de Maturité (F)/Maturität (G)/Attestato di Maturità (I) with an overall mark of 5.0 and a specified mark in any specified subjects PLUS IELTS/TOEFL can be considered suitable for entry to year one of a Bachelor’s degree. 

Biology and Biomedical Sciences:Candidates holding the Certificat de Maturité (F)/Maturität (G)/Attestato di Maturità (I) with an overall mark of 5.0 and a specified mark in any specified subjects PLUS IELTS/TOEFL can be considered suitable for entry to year one of a Bachelor’s degree. 


Engineering and Science subjects will require specific subjects, but students from any stream can apply for courses in Aston Business School.  

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters 

Applicants for a  Masters programme at Aston will generally require a Diplom/Diplome/Lizentiat/Licencee/Bachelors Degree from a recognised institution with a minimum average grade of between 4.5 - 5.0 out of 6 PLUS an IELTS/TOEFL. 

If you are applying for finance, engineering or science based subjects, you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.

There are a number of conversion courses in the Business School which will accept students from any subject background.  

English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA 

Applicants for a Masters degree will generally require a Diplom/Diplome/Lizentiat/Licencee/Bachelors Degree from a recognised institution with a minimum average grade of between 4.5 - 5.0 out of 6 PLUS an IELTS/TOEFL  and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

English language requirements for MBA.


Postgraduate - Research 

Each of Aston's Schools of Study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. Research specialisms include finance, economics, marketing, organisational psychology, bioenergy, knowledge engineering, photonics, languages, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, health sciences and more. 

All PhD applicants need to contact the research groups direct with their individual research proposal. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages

English language requirements for postgraduate research programmes.

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How to apply

Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Katy Friend

International Officer

Katy can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. Katy visits Switzerland several times a year.

 

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Aston is able to guarantee you University accommodation for the duration of your studies, providing you apply by the deadline each year.

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