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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 130 countries studying a wide range of subjects in our safe and friendly city centre campus.

Applications from Bangladeshi students are especially welcome.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

Aston Business School applicants can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500. See more here.

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results.

Full terms and conditions and eligibility criteria can be found here.

MBA Scholarships

Future Leader / Entrepreneur Scholarship

The Future Leader / Entrepreneur Scholarship of £10,000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate leadership / entrepreneurial qualities and experience to date in their career and how this will contribute to the Aston MBA programme.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Full Time Aston MBA

See more.

The Aston Excellence Scholarship (MBA)

The Aston Excellence scholarship of up to £6000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Full Time Aston MBA.

See more.

The Aston Excellence Scholarship (MBA Online)

The Aston Excellence scholarship of £5000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Online Aston MBA.

See more.

Partner Awards

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

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

Chevening Scholarship

Aston University is proud to support the Chevening scholarship programme. Chevening scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

Chevening Awards are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.

See more information here.

Postgraduate Research

We have many studentships and funded research opportunities available, including a scheme to launch 50 Prize Fellowships and Prize Studentships in celebration of our 50th year. For more information see here.

Aston University's links with Bangladesh

Bangladeshi students have been studying at Aston for a number of years and each year we welcome more new students. We currently have 18 Bangladeshi students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Bangladesh to work with our partner institution Dhaka University and to take part in international conferences.

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

Bangladeshi community on campus & in Birmingham

CELCA English Language Tutorials

There is an active Bangladeshi community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Bangladeshi students. The Bangladeshi Students' Society organises trips, cultural and social events. Here you can find out more about societies at Aston

Birmingham is a multi-cultural city and there is a strong South Asian community. You'll find South Asian restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance and more in the city.

Meet us in Bangladesh

The International Office visits Bangladesh throughout the year. Please feel free to come along to one of the sessions.

Forthcoming dates and locations can be also be found here.

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

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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- Zahia Khondoker
BSc Economics and Management
Aston is at the heart of Birmingham, there is no other University that is more convenient. Aston encourages the placement year, the courses are industry orientated, which is what the world demands as more and more employers seek students with skills and experience.
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At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Bangladeshi students include: Business & Management, Law with Management, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Programmes (BEng) and Computing Science 

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Bangladeshi students include: Engineering Management (MSc) and Business & Management (MSc) 

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have Bangladeshi students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the 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.

International Foundation Programme

Candidates who have successfully completed their HSC examinations in Bangladesh with good overall grades (60%+) can be accepted on to the IFP.


Students must have achieved a good grade in their HSC exams and a relevant foundation degree from a recognised institution.

Students who have completed an honours degree at a Bangladeshi instituition would not require an honours degree and can be considered for first year entry.

English language requirements for undergraduate courses. 

Postgraduate - Taught

Students must have completed a relevant Bachelors degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4 or 60%.

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

English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA 

You can gain access to the MBA from any subject background, but should have at least a first class Masters degree from a Bangladeshi 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 

Students must have completed a relevant Masters degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4 or 60%.

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