China Scholarships Updated

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.

Scholarships for Chinese Students - 2016

Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17
Chinese students can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500.
See more here.

Aston Excellence - £5,000
We are pleased to announce we will be offering Chinese students graduating from UK Universities the opportunity to make an application for an Aston Excellence Scholarship, entitling them to a £5,000 on tuition fees. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Automatic Merit - £2,500 - £3,000
Chinese students achieving a 2:1 degree classification in the UK will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £2,500 and £3,000. Full terms and conditions can be found here. 

Partner Awards
Chinese 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 

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

Chinese students have been studying at Aston for number of years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 645 Chinese students studying at Aston University. Notable alumni include Peter Nyuk Sing Thong the President of the Aston Alumni Society.

Academic staff regularly visit China to work with our partner institutions including Beijing University of Technology and Shanghai Jiatong University and to take part in international conferences.

A list of all of our partner institutions can be found here.

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

Birmingham is a multicultural city and there is a strong Chinese community. You'll find Chinese  restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance and more in the city.

Staff from the International Office visit China several times per year to take part in British Council Education UK 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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We 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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International Foundation Programme
Local Chinese 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 Chinese students include: BSc Business and Management, BSc Accounting For Management, BSc Marketing.
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses. 

Postgraduate taught 

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Chinese students include: Cert/Dip/MSc in Marketing Management, Cert/Dip/MSc in Accounting and Finance, Dip/MSc in Investment Analysis.

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses. 

Postgraduate research
We also have 26 Chinese students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups. 

Find out more about research degrees at Aston. 

Preparatory English 

Students from China who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study are on 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 achieved an average of 80% in the academic subjects in their Senior High School Leaving Certificate after 3 years of study may be considered for a Foundation programme.   

Students with 2 or 3 year University or College Diploma can be considered for undergraduate study - Year 1 entry. Applicants should be scoring a min of 80% average in relevant  academic subjects.
University students who have studied 1-2 years (full-time) at a recognised university may be eligible for first year entry, dependent on subjects, institution and grades.  

English language requirements for undergraduate courses. 

Postgraduate - Taught 

You should have a Bachelors degree from an Chinese university but the specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Chinese university which you have graduated from. In general applicants should be scoring in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.  

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.   

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 at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised Chinese university with at least 75-85% average as a minimum.

English language requirements for MBA. 

Postgraduate - Research  

In order to apply to a research degree at Aston, you should have a Masters degree from a Chinese university but the specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Chinese university which you have graduated from. In general applicants should be scoring in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.    

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.

A list of our Overseas Agents & Representatives for Aston University can be found >> Here 

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