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 2,500 international students from over 130 countries studying a wide range of subjects.

Aston University's links with Qatar

Qatari students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 9 Qatari students studying at Aston University.

Aston University is on the approved list of UK Universities for the Scholarship of Qatar's Supreme Education Council.

Academic staff regularly visit Qatar 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.

Arabic community on campus & in Birmingham

There is a very active Arabic community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Arabic 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 Arabic community. You'll find Arabic restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance and more in the city.

Meet us in Qatar

Staff from the International Office visit Qatar 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.


At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Qatari students include: Electrical & Electronic Engineering Programmes (BEng) , Business & ManagementandComputing Science.

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Qatari students include: Business & Management (MSc), Marketing Management (MSc) and Pharmacology (MSc).

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have Qatari students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Centre for Performance Measurement and Management (CEPMMA), andPower Engineering & Power Electronics Group.

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 with the General Thanawiya qualification will require a Foundation Programme before entering bachelor’s level education.  

Students who have studied the Academic Bridge Programme may be eligible for entry into Aston Business school first year programmes with a GPA of 3.0+ in a suitable subject mix, and the relevant English Language requirements. If the subject mix is not correct then you will be require the International Foundation Programme. For other Aston schools cases will be assesed on an individual basis

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have at least 3.0/4.0 for postgraduate study from a four year degree at Qatar University. 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 least 3.0/4.0 from a four year degree at Qatar 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.

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

Employer Profile

Employer Profile

Yuliya Whittem

International Officer

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

Student Profile

Student Profile

- Fahad Al-Thani
BSc International Business and Economics
I chose Aston because it is constantly ranked amongst the top business schools in the national and international league tables.

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.