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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 our English Language Requirements please click here.

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To be eligible for the international foundation programme students must hold a a minimum of C in the US School Diploma.

For Year 1 entry, you must have SAT (Reasoning Test) with a minimum of 600 in each section or a min score of 26 in the American College Test (ACT) plus one of the below:

  • at least 3 APs (min score of 4) – this is the preferred option as it would be closest to A levels and involves the student taking AP or college prep classes

  • at least 3 subjects in SAT Subject tests with a min of 600 in each  - for those who don’t have access to the AP test (or some other honours/college prep classes)

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

Postgraduate - Masters

To be eligible for entry on to a masters programme you must have a good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as:

  • have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects

  • have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54)

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

Postgraduate - MBA 

You can come from any subject background, but should have a  good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as:

  • have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects

  • have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54)

  • and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

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

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

Santander and Aston University Masters Scholarship 2017

Aston University has signed an agreement with Banco Santander to support a number of projects, including the international mobility of students. Two £5,000 scholarships are available for successful applicants entering any postgraduate full-time taught Masters programmes (including the MBA programme) at Aston University. Full appliction details can be found here.

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.

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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