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 Italian students are especially welcome.
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.
European students can apply for a postgraduate scholarship award of £2,000.
See more 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.
Italian students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 24 Italian students studying at Aston University. Academic staff regularly visit Italy to work with our partner institutions, Bocconi University, Universita' Degli Studi di Firenze, Universita' Degli Studi di Pavia and many more to take part in international conferences.
A list of all of our partner institutions can be found here.
There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Italian students.
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 Italian community. You'll find Italian restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance and more in the city.
Staff from the International Office visit Italy 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 Italian students include: Business & Management, Psychology - (Human Psychology) and Economics & Management.
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.
At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Italian students include: Public Policy in a European Context (MA), Business & Management (MSc) and LLM International Commercial Law .
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.
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.
An overall mark of 90 in the Esame di Stato plus IELTS/TOEFL
An overall mark of 80 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Classica or Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL
Pharmacy: An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Scientifico) including 85% in Chemistry, Biology and Maths plus IELTS/TOEFL
Optometry: An overall mark of 95 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL
Biology/Biomedical: An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Classica or Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL
Psychology: An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Classica or Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL
An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Claissica or Linguistica) plus IELTS/TOEFL
Individual subject marks may be required where specific subjects are requested.
English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
To be considered for a postgraduate programme you need Laurea with an overall mark of between 102-105.
English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.
You can come from any subject background, but should have at least a first class degree from an Italian 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.
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.