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Aston is a friendly and diverse learning environment, home to a close-knit international campus community.

We have 2,500 international students from over 120 countries studying a wide range of subjects in our safe and friendly city centre campus.

Applications from Australian students are especially welcome.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

Aston Business School applicants can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500. See more here.

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results.

Full terms and conditions and eligibility criteria can be found here.

MBA Scholarships

Future Leader / Entrepreneur Scholarship

The Future Leader / Entrepreneur Scholarship of £10,000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate leadership / entrepreneurial qualities and experience to date in their career and how this will contribute to the Aston MBA programme.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Full Time Aston MBA

See more.

The Aston Excellence Scholarship (MBA)

The Aston Excellence scholarship of up to £6000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Full Time Aston MBA.

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The Aston Excellence Scholarship (MBA Online)

The Aston Excellence scholarship of £5000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Online Aston MBA.

See more.

Partner Awards

Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. See here for more information.

Alumni Bursary

Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees.

External Funding

Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding. Information can be found here.

Chevening Scholarship

Aston University is proud to support the Chevening scholarship programme. Chevening scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

Chevening Awards are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.

See more information 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. For more information see here.

Australian students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 4 Australian students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit a number of countries 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

There is a close-knit international community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Australian students. The Extreme BBQ Society organises social and charity events. 

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 close-knit Australian community. You'll find Australian  restaurants, supermarkets, music, and more in the city.

 We will guarantee International Students on campus accommodation for the duration of their studies (subject to meeting our application deadline).

Our en-suite, on-campus, city centre apartments offer the perfect opportunity to integrate into out learning community and settle in Birmingham and England.

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Undergraduate

At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Australian students include: BSc (Hons) in Business & Management and BSc (Hons) in Economics & Management  

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Australian students include: MSc in Business & Management and LLM International Commercial Law 

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have Australian students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Finance, Accounting & Law and Work and Organisational Psychology.  

Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Scholarships

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.  

Fees

See our full list of our course fees

Undergraduate  

You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree after successfully completing your Secondary School education with a good Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

The marks required will depend on the subject you wish to study but the University would require high marks in ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) / Queensland Overall Position.  In general, we would be seeking a minimum of 85% for some programmes; however, some of the more competitive programmes would require a minimum of 90%.

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have one of the following:

  • good Bachelor (Honours) degree with a minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division)  (Division A / Division 1) from a recognised Australian university, or, 
  • an excellent Bachelor (Ordinary) degree with a minimum grade of Distinction from a recognised Australian university
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 Masters courses in the Aston Business School which will accept students from any subject background.  

English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA 

You can apply for the MBA programme with one of the following:

  • good Bachelor (Honours) degree with a minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division)  (Division A / Division 1) from a recognised Australian university, or, 
  • an excellent Bachelor (Ordinary) degree with a minimum grade of Distinction from a recognised Australian university

PLUS a minimum of three years post-graduation managerial / professional work experience.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate – Executive MBA

You can apply for the Executive MBA programme with with one of the following:

  • good Bachelor (Honours) degree with a minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division)  (Division A / Division 1) from a recognised Australian university, or, 
  • an excellent Bachelor (Ordinary) degree with a minimum grade of Distinction from a recognised Australian university
PLUS a minimum of five years post-graduation managerial work experience.

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. 

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.