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Aston welcomes you to 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. Currently, we have 169 students from India on our campus studying a wide range of degrees.  

Undergraduate applicants: Depending on score obtained in Class 12 English paper (typically, 75-85% and above), the Examination Board in India and the School at which you are applying to at Aston University, typically, you may be exempted from taking a SELT such as IELTS, TOEFL etc. These exemptions do not apply to Aston Medical School MBChB Programme. 

Postgraduate applicants: Typically, you may be exempt from taking a SELT such as IELTS, TOEFL etc if you have: studied at a highly recognized institution and completed your entire education in English medium, have strong class 12th English paper score, have evidence of working in a multinational company where it is obvious that the daily language of communication is English.

For further information on our English Language Requirements please click here.

You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree after class 12 from either a National or State Examination Board. 

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.

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. 

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.

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

Tom Austin

Tom Austin


International Officer

Tom can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. He regularly visits India and more information about upcoming dates and locations you can find here. You can also get in touch with our local agents in India who can provide help and advice on your application at any time.

Aston Villa Scholarship

International (non-EU) students may apply for a 5% discount on tuition fees through our partnership with Aston Villa Football Club see more.

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results. Click here for full details.

Partner Awards

Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details.

Alumni Bursary

Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details.

Languages and Social Sciences Excellence Bursary

Available for all Aston LSS graduates who hold a First Class Aston undergraduate degree, the LSS Excellence Bursary provides an additional: 5% discount on your Masters Tuition Fees which complements the existing 20% Aston Graduate Discount.

In total, the LSS Excellence Bursary and the Aston Graduate Discount amount to 25% off your Masters Tuition Fees reflecting our commitment to support the top undergraduate students in the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

For confirmation and if you have any queries contact: lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk

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. Click here for full details.

MBA Scholarships

Our MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA starting in 2017/18. See the full listing here.

MBA Regional Scholarship

In order to encourage a diverse mix of applicants and to award outstanding achievement from the highest calibre of students from around the world, we are pleased to offer the following regional scholarship of up to £6000 for 2017/8:

  • India
  • Nigeria
  • Thailand
  • China
In order to be considered for our regional scholarship, candidates will have to be resident of the above regions and be able to demonstrate how they can become an ambassador of the Aston MBA programme once they complete their studies.

Full Time MBA only

External Funding

Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding.

Click here for full details.

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