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 Kazakhstan

Kazakh students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 16 Kazakh students studying at Aston University. 
Aston University has an agreement with Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages. We offer a double Masters degree in Applied Translation Studies (English - Russian).

Academic staff regularly visit Kazahstan 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.

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There is a very active Kazakh community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Kazakh students. The Kazakh Students Society organises cultural and social events. Here you can find out more about societies at Aston

Birmingham is a multi-cultural city and there is a Central Asian community.

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

Meet us in Kazakhstan

Staff from the International Office visit Kazakhstan several times per year to take part in Education Exhibitions, visit schools and colleges and to meet with students through our official representative offices.

Upcoming visits

Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here.

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International Foundation Programme

Local Kazakh students study our International Foundation Programme, which has streams available in Business/Social Sciences, Engineering, and Health Science/Science.
Find out more about our International Foundation Programme.


At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Kazakh students include: BSc Logistics, BSc Management and StrategyBSc International Relations and Sociology, and BSc International Business And Management.
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Kazakh students include: MSc in Business and Management, MSc in Finance and InvestmentsMSc in Investment Analysis, and The Aston MBA.
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also welcome Kazakh students to undertake research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups.  
Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English

Students from Kazakhstan who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study can take one of our Preparatory English Programmes.


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


See our full list of our course fees


Students who have Svidetel'stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii will be required to complete a recognised Foundation Programme. For entry to the International Foundation Programme at Aston University we would require a minimum average of 4 out of 5 with as little satisfactory marks as possible PLUS an English Languauge qualification.

Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.

KIMEP students  who complete 1st year of study at KIMEP with a minimum B grade average can apply for a 1st year entry of a Bachelor degree.

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate – Taught
You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with a 4 year undergraduate degree from a recognised Kazakh University. The specific requirements will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Kazakh institution which you have graduated from. You will also need an English Language qualification.

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 accounting, 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 full time post graduation managerial work experience. You should have at least an average of 4 out of 5 marks (min GPA of 3.0 from KIMEP) or above from a recognised Kazakh university, PLUS an English Language qualification.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate - Research 

You should have at least an average of 4 out of 5 marks (min GPA 3.0 from KIMEP) or above from a recognised Kazakh university. The specific requirements will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Kazakh university from which you have graduated. You will also need an English Language qualification.

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 should have at least an average of 4 out of 5 marks (min GPA of 3.0 from KIMEP) or above from a recognised Kazakh university PLUS an English Language qualification.

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.

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Student Profile

Student Profile

Yelena Yakovleva
BSc Technology and Enterprise Management (Graduated July 2010)
The university is globally recognised which along with its intense and promising courses will give me great career prospects. I strongly believe my course will give me academic and professional recognition, while a diverse range of social activities, sports and events create an international experience to remember.

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Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Yuliya Whittem

International Officer

Yuliya can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. Yuliya visits Kazakhstan 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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