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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 Italian students are especially welcome.

Scholarships for Italian Students - 2016


Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

Italiian 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 Italy

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.

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Italian community on campus & in Birmingham

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.

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 Italy

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.

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

International Course Finder
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Staff Profile

David Tobin
Head of International Recruitment
David can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process.
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Student Profile

Student Profile

Fabio Carraro
MSc Marketing Management, Italy
have been happy with everything at Aston, especially with the lecturers.It is a competitive environment but with a manageable workload that encourages me to be at my best everyday.
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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.

Postgraduate taught

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.

Postgraduate research

We also have Italian students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Economics & Strategy andComputer 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.


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

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

Please Note

Individual subject marks may be required where specific subjects are requested.   

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters

To be considered for a postgraduate programme you need Laurea with an overall mark of between 102-105.

Please Note
Individual subject marks may be required where specific subjects are requested.  

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 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.

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.

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