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Aston welcomes you to a friendly and diverse learning environment; home to a close-knit international campus community. 

We have 2,500 international students from over 130 countries studying a wide range of subjects in our safe and friendly city centre campus. 

For entry onto an undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree a grade of C6 or higher is generally accepted from English Language in the West African Secondary School Certificate in Education.

For entry onto the MBChB a minimum grade of C4 in English Language in the West African Secondary School Certificate in Education is required.

Find out more about our English Language Requirements.

Find out more about our International Foundation Programme 

Students who have the West African Senior Secondary Certificate in Education may enter the International Foundation Programme and would require an average of eight subjects at C6 and above. Must include subjects that are relevant to the degree programme.  

Students who have the West African Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (WASSCE) will be required to complete a recognised Foundation Programme.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have a degree from an Nigerian university recognised by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and the specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Nigerian university from which you have graduated. In general applicants should have completed a Bachelors honours upper second class degree.

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.  

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 completed should have completed a Bachelors honours upper second class degree from a recognised Nigerian university. 

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 completed a Bachelors honours upper second class degree from a recognised Nigerian 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. 

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

Kerry Smith B&W

Kerry Smith

International Officer 

Kerry can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. She regularly visits Nigeria and more information about upcoming dates and locations you can find here. You can also get in touch with our local agents in Nigeria, who can provide help and advice on your application at any time.

Aston Villa Scholarship

International (non-EU) students may apply for a 5% discount on tuition fees through our partnership with Aston Villa Football Club see more.

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results. Click here for full details.

Partner Awards

Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details.

Alumni Bursary

Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details.

Languages and Social Sciences Excellence Bursary

Available for all Aston LSS graduates 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.

For confirmation and if you have any queries contact: lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk

Ferguson Foundation Scholarship

The School of Life & Health Sciences is offering three scholarships of £15,000 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. Click here for full details.

Postgraduate Research

We have many studentships and funded research opportunities available, including a scheme to launch 50 Prize Fellowships and Prize Studentships in celebration of our 50th year. Click here for full details.

MBA Scholarships

Our MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA starting in 2017/18. See the full listing here.

MBA Regional Scholarship

In order to encourage a diverse mix of applicants and to award outstanding achievement from the highest calibre of students from around the world, we are pleased to offer the following regional scholarship of up to £6000 for 2017/8:

  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Thailand
  • China
In order to be considered for our regional scholarship, candidates will have to be resident of the above regions and be able to demonstrate how they can become an ambassador of the Aston MBA programme once they complete their studies.

Full Time MBA only

External Funding

Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding.

Click here for full details.

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