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America International Scholarships

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

Aston University is eligible to participate in Title IV US Student Aid.

Undergraduate

Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

American students can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of up to £3,500.
See more here.


Postgraduate

Aston Excellence - £5,000

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

Automatic Merit - £2,500 - £3,000

American students achieving a 2:1 degree classification in the UK, or local equivalent, will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £2,500 and £3,000. Full terms and conditions can be found here.  

Partner Awards

American 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

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

American students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 35 American students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit a number of countries 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

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

We 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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Undergraduate

At undergraduate level the most popular courses with American students include: Politics & Business and Business & Management.  

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with American students include: Public Policy & Social Change (MA) and Marketing Management (MSc)

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate research

We also have American students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Work and Organisational Psychology research group.

Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Scholarships

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

Fees

See our full list of our course fees.

Aston University is eligible to participate in Title IV US Student Aid.

Undergraduate

To be eligible for the international foundation programme students must hold a a minimum of C in the US School Diploma.

For Year 1 entry, you must have SAT (Reasoning Test) with a minimum of 600 in each section or a min score of 26 in the American College Test (ACT) plus one of the below:

  • at least 3 APs (min score of 4) – this is the preferred option as it would be closest to A levels and involves the student taking AP or college prep classes

  • at least 3 subjects in SAT Subject tests with a min of 600 in each  - for those who don’t have access to the AP test (or some other honours/college prep classes)

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

Postgraduate - Masters

To be eligible for entry on to a masters programme you must have a good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as:

  • have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects

  • have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54)

If you are applying for finance, engineering or science based subjects, you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate - MBA 

You can come from any subject background, but should have a  good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution as well as:

  • have taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects

  • have accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54)

  • and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

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

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