Aston University provides a welcoming and multi-cultural learning experience to approximately 10,000 students, many of whom live on our safe and friendly city centre campus. The University has more than 2,300 international students from over 120 countries studying a wide range of subjects.

Aston University's links with Egypt

Egyptian students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 21 Egyptian students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Egypt to work with our partner institutions including the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and to take part in international conferences. 

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

Arabic community on campus & in Birmingham

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There is a very active Arab community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of  interest to Iraqi students. The Arab Soc organises cultural and social events. 

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 Arabic community. You'll find Arabic restaurants, music, dance and more in the city.

Meet us in Egypt

Staff from the International Office visit Egypt several times per year to take part in Education 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.


At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Egyptian students include: Business & Management and Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Egyptian students include: Business & Management (MSc) and Finance & Financial Regulation (MSc)

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

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

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.

Students taking the Thanaweya A'ama / Al Azhar general secondary school certificate are required to complete a foundation course.  The minimum requirement is 80% average with 80% in relevant subjects. 

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

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters
You should have a high GPA from a relevant Bachelors degree for postgradaute admission. 

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 high GPA from a relevant Bachelors 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.

How to apply

Employer Profile

Employer Profile

Richard Hewitt

International Officer

Richard can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process.

Staff Profile

Staff Profile

- Bassel Bakhoum
BSc Economics and Management
The support and feedback you receive from the staff at Aston is also impressive, whether it's from lecturers or tutors or even those in the administration, everyone goes above and beyond to help you in an effective and timely manner.

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Guaranteed accommodation for international students

Aston is able to guarantee you University accommodation for the duration of your studies, providing you apply by the deadline each year.

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