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A welcoming and multi-cultural learning experience for more than 10,000 students

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 Egyptians are especially welcome, with postgraduate scholarships of between £2,500 and £5,000 available. Please see below.

Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17
Egyptian students can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500.
See more here.

Aston Excellence - £5,000
We are pleased to announce we will be offering Egyptian students the opportunity to make an application for an Aston Excellence Scholarship, entitling them to a £5,000 on tuition fees. Full terms and conditions can be found here

Ferguson Foundation Scholarship   

Aston's school of Life & Health Sciences are offering 7 scholarships funded by the Ferguson Foundation to students from Africa and South America. Full details here.

Partner Awards
Egyptian 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

Egyptian students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding. Information can be found here.

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.

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.

We will guarantee International Students on campus accommodation for the duration of their studies (subject to meeting our application deadline).

Our en-suite, on-campus, city centre apartments offer the perfect opportunity to integrate into out learning community and settle in Birmingham and England.

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See the full list of English language requirements here.
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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.

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