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

Applications from Sri Lankan students are especially welcome.

Meet us in Sri Lanka

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

Forthcoming dates and locations can be also be found here.  

Sri Lankan community on campus & in Birmingham

Katy in Sri Lanka
Katy Friend meeting Alumni in Sri Lanka

There is a very active Sri Lankan community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Sri Lankan students and which bring together students from similar religious backgrounds. 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.

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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Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Katy Friend
International Officer
Katy can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process.
How to apply international
Student Profile

Student Profile

Kumud Herath
BEng Mechanical Engineering (Hons), Sri Lanka
The number one reason was I was really keen on the placements programme. Aston was regarded well for employability and this caught my attention in the prospectus. Amongst the other universities at the time of applying, Aston’s Engineering degree was regarded higher.
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At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Sri Lankan students include: Computing Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering Programmes (BEng)  and Business & Management.     

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

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

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have Sri Lankan students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Computer Science Research Group (CSSG)and Power 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.


You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree with GCE A levels or local Sri Lankan A levels.  Entry grades vary depending on the chosen course, and some courses will require specific subjects

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Taught

You can apply for a 1 year Masters if you have a first class or higher upper second class degree from a recognised Sri Lankan 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 at least a first class or upper second class degree from a Sri Lankan 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 

You can apply for a research degree if you have a first class or higher upper second class degree from a recognised Sri Lankan university. 

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

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