Students who have been awarded with Thanawiya will be required to complete a recognised Foundation Programme. For entry to the International Foundation Programme we would require overall mark of 80-85% as a minimum.
You can apply for a year 1 of Bachelors degree with an 2 year Diploma/Certificate. Applicants holding the Higher Diploma may be considered for Year 2 entry of relevant programmes. We normally look for average GPA of 3.0/5.0 as a minimum.
Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.
English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
Postgraduate – Taught Masters
You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with a four year undergraduate degree from a recognised Emirati University.
You should have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 overall or above from an Emirati university. The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Emirati university from which you have graduated.
If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science based subjects; you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree. There are a number of conversion programmes in business and management which are appropriate for students from any subject background.
English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.
Postgraduate - MBA
You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience. You should have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 overall or above from an Emirati university.
English language requirements for MBA.
Postgraduate – Executive MBA
You can apply for the Executive MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of five years post graduation managerial work experience. You should have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 overall or above from an Emirati university. This programme takes 2.5 years in total and is taught in blocks of 6 days at a time. It requires the commitment of the student to travel to the UK 6 times per year.
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.
You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages.
English language requirements for postgraduate research programmes.