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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 Russian students are especially welcome.

Russian Scholarships - 2016


Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

Students from Russia 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 Russia

Russian students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 55 Russian students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Russia to work with our partner institutions and to take part in international conferences. 

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

Russian community on campus & in Birmingham

Aston Business School

There is a very active Russian community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of interest to Russian students. Find out more about societies at Aston.  

Birmingham is a multi-cultural city and there is a strong Slavic community. You'll find East Slavic restaurants and supermarkets 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 Russia

Staff from the International Office visit Russia 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

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Yuliya Whittem
International Officer
Yuliya can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process.
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Ksenia Goroshko
European Master of Photonic Networks Engineering
The prime criteria to choose Aston was the set of taught modules, all of which are up to date with latest research and are precisely adjusted to my scientific interest. Not to forget is the convenient central location of the University, compactness and unity of campus and a very special urban atmosphere of Birmingham.
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International Foundation Programme

Local Russian students study our International Foundation Programme, which has streams available in Business/Social Sciences, Engineering, and Health Science/Science.
Find out more about our International Foundation Programme


At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Russian students include: BSc Business and Management, BSc International Business and Management, and BSc Human Resource Management
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Russian students include: MSc International BusinessMSc in Finance and Investments, MSc in Supply Chain Management, MSc IT Project ManagementMSc Educational Management in TESOL and the Aston MBA.
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have 3 Russian students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups.
Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English

Students from Russia who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study are on our Preparatory English Programmes.


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


Students who have Attestat o (Polnom) Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii will be required to complete a recognised Foundation Programme.

For entry to the International Foundation Programme we would require an overall average score of 4 out of 5 overall or above with as little satisfactory (3) marks as possible.

Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate – Taught Masters
You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Russian University. 

You should have at least an average of 4 out of 5 overall or above from a Russian university.  The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Russian university from which you have graduated.

If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science based subjects; you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.  There are a number of conversion programmes in accounting, business and management which are appropriate for students from any subject background. 

English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA
You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from a recognised overseas institution and a minimum of three years full-time post graduation managerial work experience. You should have at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised Russian University with at least an average of 4 out of 5 overall or above.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate – Executive MBA

You can apply for the Executive MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of five years post graduation managerial work experience. You should have at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised Russian University with at least an average of 4 out of 5 overall or above.
This programme takes 2.5 years in total and is taught in blocks of 6 days at a time.  It requires the commitment of the student to travel to the UK 6 times per year. 

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. You should have at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised Russian University with at least an average of 4 out of 5 overall or above.

You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers. 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

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