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.

Scholarships for Indian Students - 2015

Aston University and the British Council India are delighted to announce postgraduate scholarships for self-financing Indian students looking to study with us in September 2015.

We are offering scholarships in the following courses:

3 x scholarships for MSc International Business worth £3000 each in value

1 x scholarship for our Aston MBA worth £6000 in value

2 x scholarships for any MSc Engineering course worth £7500 each in value

To find out more about the eligibility criteria and the make an application please visit:


Please note these scholarships are available to Indian students only.

Aston University's links with India

Indian students have been studying at Aston for a number years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 236 Indian students studying at Aston University. Notable alumni include Debargho Sarkar and Rajesh Subramanian who are our MBA alumni ambassadors for India.

Staff regularly visit India to work with our partner institutions, International Management Institute, New Delhi and Vidyalankar School of Information Technology, and take part in international conferences. Our School of Engineering and Applied Science take part in the annual Sterling Tour and our Vice Chancellor Professor Julia King is a regular visitor to India.

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

Indian community on campus & in Birmingham

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There is an active Indian community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Indian students such as the Indian and Bollywood societies. Here you can find out more about societies at Aston

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

Meet us in India

The International Office visits India 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 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


At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Indian students include: BSc Business and Management, BSc/MPharm Pharmacy and BSc Logistics.
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught 

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Indian students include: MSc Human Resource Management & Business, MSc Engineering Management, and MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses. 

Postgraduate research 

We also have 23 Indian students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups. 
Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English 

Students from India who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study are on our Preparatory English Programmes.


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


You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree after graduation from the Indian High School Certificate. 

Admissions tutors are looking for high marks in standard 10 and 12. The marks required vary depending on which Indian board you studied and which subject you are applying to. In general applicants should score in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.

Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.  Others, including business and some social sciences, are appropriate for students from any previous subject combination.   

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Taught 
You can apply for a 1 year Masters programme with an undergraduate degree from an overseas institution. 

You should at least have a first class degree from an Indian university.  The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Indian university which you have graduated from.

If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science based subjects; you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.  There are a number of conversion programmes in business and management which are appropriate for students from any subject background. 

English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA
You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience.  You should have at least a first class degree from an Indian university.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate - Research

You can apply for a research degree programme with an undergraduate degree from an overseas institution. 

You should at least have a first class degree from an Indian university.  The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Indian university which you have graduated from.

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. 

You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers. 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

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Katy Friend

International Officer

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

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- Sharadha Jayaraman
BSc Software Engineering
Aston University is known for its rankings in the U.K. It has a high reputation as a research institution and for graduate employability (subsequently its industrial links). This was the main reason for me to choose Aston University over many U.K. institutions.

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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