Aston is 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.
Applications from Hong Kong students are especially welcome.
Aston Business School applicants can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500.
See more here.
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.
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
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.
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.
Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. See here for more information.
Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees.
Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding. Information can be found here.
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.
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.
Students from Hong Kong have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 102 Hong Kong students studying at Aston University.
Academic staff regularly visit Hong Kong to work with our partner institutions, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Business and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business Administration, and to take part in international conferences.
A list of all of our partner institutions can be found here.
There is a very active Hong Kong community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to students from Hong Kong. The Hong Kong 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 strong East Asian community. You'll find East Asian restaurants, supermarkets, dance and more in the city.
Staff from the International Office visit Hong Kong 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.
Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here.
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:
In order to find out how to contact one of our Ambassadors, please visit: http://www.astonalumni.org/alumni
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At undergraduate level the most popular courses with students from Hong Kong include: BSc Logistics, BSc Finance, and MPharm Pharmacy.Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.
At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with students from Hong Kong include: MSc in Marketing Management, MSc in Biomedical Science, and MA in Applied Linguistics.Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.
We also have 3 students from Hong Kong on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups. Find out more about research degrees at Aston.
Preparatory English Students from Hong Kong 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 with HKALE may be considered for year 1 entry. HKALE is considered comparable to UK A level on a subject for subject basis, except for mathematics and the sciences where grading in Hong Kong is considered to be one grade higher (i.e. grade C in HKAL Mathematics is considered equivalent to Grade B GCE A level).Students with HKDSE may be considered for year 1 entry. Depending on the programme, we require students to achieve grades 544-555 to include at least two electives, with a minimum of 3 obtained in all other subjects.
If you have Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree from a recognised Hong Kong university/college , you may be considered for direct admission to the second year of undergraduate programmes depending on grades achieved.
HKCEE Grade 3 or above in English is acceptable as an English Language qualification as it is considered equivalent to GCSE grade C. We also accept HK Use of English AS level with grade C or above. If you cannot show that you have obtained this grade, then you can provide us with an IELTS or TOEFL qualification. Please see standard English language requirements
Postgraduate – Taught
You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with a good undergraduate degree from a recognised Hong Kong university. The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the university from which you have graduated. You should have at least a Bachelors or honours 2:1 equivalent (60-70%) degree from recognised institution.
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 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 post graduation managerial work experience. You should have at least a Bachelors or honours 2:1 equivalent (60-70%) degree from recognised institution. English language requirements for MBA.
You can apply for a research degree with a good Masters degree from a recognised Hong Kong university. The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the university which you have graduated from. You should have at least a Masters of 2:1 or equivalent (60-70%) degree from recognised institution.
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.