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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 Norwegian students are especially welcome.

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.

Aston University's links with Norway

Norwegian students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 14 Norwegian students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Norway to work with our partner institution 
BI Norwegian School of Management and to take part in international conferences. 

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

Norwegian community on campus & in Birmingham

Aston is hosting its first International Summer University

There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Norwegian 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 with plenty to offer students in the way of music, food and culture.

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 Norway

Staff from the International Office visit Norway several times per year to take part in Norwegian-run 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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Susanne Gjonnes
BSc International Relations and Spanish
It is a very good experience. First of all, you learn English. As well as that you learn about different cultures, and gain valuable skills (communication with different people from different backgrounds).
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David Tobin
Head of International Recruitment
David can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process.
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At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Norwegian students include: Business & 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 Norwegian students include: Business & Management (MSc) and Marketing Management (MSc)

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have Norwegian students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Marketing, and Finance, Accounting & Law

Find out more about research degrees at Aston.


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.


Entry requirements by school of study.
Aston Business School  Engineering & Applied Science Languages & Social Sciences
Recommend a grade of 4.5 out of 6 inc 4 in English and 5 in French, German or Spanish when applying for International Business and Modern Languages courses Recommend a grade of 4 out of 6 inc 4 in English and 5 in specified subjects like Maths/Physics

Recommend a grade of 4.5 out of 6 inc 4 in English and 5 in a French, German or Spanish if applying for courses with languages respectively.

Life & Health Sciences

Recommend a grade of 4.5 out of 6 (5.0 out 6.0 for Optometry) inc 4 in English plus:
  • MPharm- 5 in Chemistry and 5 in either Biology, Physics or Maths 

  • Optometry - 6 in Biology and 6 in Maths or Physics

  • Psychology - 5 in a science subject

  • Biology & Biomedical Science - 5 in Biology

Engineering and Science subjects will require specific subjects, but students from any stream can apply for courses in Aston Business School.  

 We accept 4 or above in English in Vitnemål to satisfy the entry criteria.
 English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have at least a grade B from your undergraduate degree as well as the appropriate English Language requirements. 

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 grade B from your undergraduate degree 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.

A list of our Overseas Agents & Representatives for Aston University can be found >>Here