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.

Aston University's links with Malaysia

Malaysian students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 26 Malaysian students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Malaysia 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.

Malaysian community on campus & in Birmingham

New Residences

There is a very active Malaysian community at Aston. There are a number of societies on campus 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 East Asian community. You'll find South East Asian restaurants and supermarkets and more in the city.

Meet us in Malaysia

Staff from the International Office visit Malaysia several times per year to take part in British Council Education UK Exhibitions, visit schools and colleges and to meet with students through our official representative offices.

Upcoming visits

We make regular visits to Vietnam throughout the year. 

Forthcoming dates and locations can 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 Malaysian students include: BSc Logistics, Pharmacy (MPharm), BSc Computer Science and BSc Chemical Engineering
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Malaysian students include: MSc Supply Chain Management, MSc Software Engineering  and MSc Pharmacology
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research 

We also have 12 Malaysian students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups.  
Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English
Students  who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course can apply to study 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.


Students with STPM may be considered for year 1 entry. STPM is considered equivalent to A levels on a grade for grade basis. Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.

We also accept students presenting with strong grades in other international secondary school qualifications - for example, from Australia and Canada.

If you have a diploma from a recognised Malaysian institution, you may be considered for direct admission to the second year of undergraduate programmes. You will have achieved a minimum grade B average in the Diploma to be considered.  Relevant subjects must have been covered in the diploma.

You should have a minimum of 5C in the Cambridge English Language syllabus 1119 (SPM 1119) exam. If you cannot show that you have obtained this grade in English, then you can provide us with an IELTS or TOEFL qualification. Please see standard English language requirements

Postgraduate – Taught

You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with a good undergraduate degree from a recognised Malaysian University. The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Malaysian university from which you have graduated.

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 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 a recognised undergraduate degree, in any subject area, and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial / professional work experience. You should have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised Malaysian University to be considered for admission.

English language requirements for MBA. 

Postgraduate - Research 

You can apply for a research degree programme with a
 Master’s degree in a relevant subject from a recognised Malaysian University. The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Malaysian university from which you have graduated.

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

Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Katy Friend

International Officer

Katy can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. Katy visits Malaysia several times a year.

Student Profile

Student Profile

Nazatul Amira Hamzah
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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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