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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.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Aston Excellence 2016/17

As part of our commitment to recognising and rewarding excellence, students achieving top grades will be awarded a scholarship of £2,000.

Achieve grades of AAB (that’s 35 IB points) or higher to qualify. See more here.

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Aston Business School PG Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

European students can apply for a postgraduate scholarship award of £2,000. See more 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.

See more.

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.

The Erasmus+ Master loan scheme

French university graduates can benefit from €30 million worth in student loans for their Master's degrees, provided by the EU's Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme in France.  The loans will be open to graduates from France taking their Master's degree in one of the 33 countries participating in Erasmus+.

Two banks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, are now offering loans both to French students who want to take a Master's degree in one of the 32 Erasmus+ Programme countries, as well as students from Programme countries who want to study in France.

The scheme offers several benefits to students, including:
◾waivers for collateral
◾interest rates below market rates
◾a delay on repayments until one year after the completion of studies
◾no restrictions on the field of studies

The Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme facilitates access to student loans of up to €12,000 for a one-year Master's course or up to € 18,000 for a two-year Master's course taken abroad. The scheme complements the well-established short-term Erasmus+ study exchanges and offers graduates an easy and affordable way to support studies abroad, regardless of their social background or field of study. 

The scheme allows students to benefit from favourable loan terms, thanks to the Erasmus+ guarantee, which spreads the risk between the bank and the European Commission. This means students can apply for the loans with no required collateral, benefit from competitive interest rates and use a delayed pay-back option. See Erasmus + Master Loans for full details of the scheme.

Aston University's links with France 

 French students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 75 French students studying at Aston University. 

Academic staff regularly visit France to work with our partner institution Rouen Business School and many more institutions to take part in international conferences. 

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

There are plenty of green spaces around campus

There is a very active French community on campus.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 strong French community. You'll find French restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance and more in the city.

Aston is able to guarantee you University accommodation for the duration of your studies, providing you apply by the deadline each year.

Meet us in France

Staff from the International Office visit France several times per year to take part in British Council Education UK Exhibitions and visit schools and colleges.  Aston also has a number of partner universities in France whom we visit frequently.

Upcoming visits

Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here.

Aston Ambassadors

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:

  • Aston University
  • Living in the UK/Birmingham
  • Living or working in their specific country

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 French students include:Business & Management, LLB Law with Management and Computing Science

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with French students include: Business & Management (MSc) and Marketing Management (MSc).

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have French students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science Research Group (CSSG).  

Find out more about research degrees at Aston.


There are a number of Aston University scholarships available for international and European students.
You can also have a look to the list of external funding providers.


See our full list of our course fees.


French Baccalaureate qualification

Aston Business School: 14/20 overall with scores no less than 10 in Maths and English. A score of 14 is required in specific subjects for degrees such as IBML

Engineering and Applied Science: 12/20 overall with scores of 10 in English and 12 in Maths and Physics where specified as required subjects.

Life and Health Sciences: 

  • Pharmacy: 14 overall with 13 in Chemistry Maths and Biology Min of 10 in English

  • Optometry: 14 overall with 14 in Biology, Maths and Physics. Min of 10 in English.

  • Psychology: 13 overall with scores no less than 10 in Maths and English.

  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences: 12 overall with a minimum 12 in Biology. Minimum of 10 in English.

Languages and Social Sciences: 13/20 overall with scores no less than 10 in Maths and English. For any Language programme, normally need 14/20 in the relevant language.

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

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.