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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 German students are especially welcome.

Scholarships for German Students - 2016


Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

German students can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500.
See more here.

Partner Awards

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

Aston University's links with Germany 

German students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 101 German students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Germany to work with our partner institutions, Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt, Universitat Regensburg, Universität Mannheim and many more to take part in international conferences. 

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

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German community on campus & in Birmingham

There is a very active German 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 German community. You'll find German  restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance, an annual German Christmas market 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 Germany

Staff from the International Office visit Germany several times per year to take part in British Council Education UK Exhibitions and to visit schools and colleges..

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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Noemi Bahr
Double MA Europe and the World
I had not been to Birmingham before, so Aston University was the only factor that made me come here. However, I do not regret it at all. I am particularly impressed with the cultural diversity,Birmingham is a city which has got a lot to offer.
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At undergraduate level the most popular courses with German students include: Business & Management , Economics & Management and Psychology - (Human Psychology)

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with German students include: Business & Management (MSc), Public Policy in a European Context (MA) and Marketing Management (MSc). 

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have German students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Computer Science Research Group (CSSG) and Centre for Performance Measurement and Management (CEPMMA).

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.   


Entry requirements by school of study
Aston Business School
 Engineering & Applied Science Life & Health Sciences Languages & Social Sciences

Overall Abitur score of 1.4 with 13 in English Language

Programmes with specific subject requirements request a score of 13 out of 15  in the Abitur ie IBML

Overall Abitur score of 2.0 with 13 in English Language

Programmes with specific subject requirements request a score of 12 out of 15  in the Abitur ie Chemical Engineering

Biology/Biomedical Science: Overall Abitur score of 2.0 with 12 in Biology & 13 in English language

Psychology: Overall Abitur score of 2.0 with 13 in English Language

Pharmacy: Overall Abitur score of 1.5 with 13 in English & Chemistry and a second science from either Biology or Maths

Optometry: Overall Abitur score of 1.4 with 13 in English & Biology and a second science from either Maths or Physics

Overall Abitur score of 1.8 with 13 in English Language

Programmes with specific subject requirements request a score of 13 out of 15  in the Abitur ie Languages

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Taught

To be eligible for entry on to a postgraduate taught programme you should have a second class honours degree from a recognised German Higher Education institution. 

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 come from any subject background, but should have at least a first class degree from a German university and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate - Research

In order to apply to a research degree programme, you should at least have a upper-second or first-class masters degree and a relevant English language qualification.

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.

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