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A welcoming and multi-cultural learning experience for more than 10,000 students.

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 Malaysians are especially welcome, with postgraduate scholarships of between £2,500 and £5,000 available. Please see below.


Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

Malaysian students can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of up to £3,500.
See more here.


Aston Excellence - £5,000

We are pleased to announce we will be offering Malaysian students the opportunity to make an application for an Aston Excellence Scholarship, entitling them to a £5,000 reduction on tuition fees. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Automatic Merit - £2,500 - £3,000

Malaysian students achieving a 2:1 degree classification in the UK, or local equivalent, will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £2,500 and £3,000. Full terms and conditions can be found here. 

Partner Awards

Malaysian 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

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

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.

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 

Forthcoming dates and locations can be found here

We will guarantee International Students on campus accommodation for the duration of their studies (subject to meeting our application deadline).

Our en-suite, on-campus, city centre apartments offer the perfect opportunity to integrate into out learning community and settle in Birmingham and England.

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At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Malaysian students include: BSc Logistics, Pharmacy (MPharm), and BSc Optometry.
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 ManagementThe Aston MBA, and MSc in Forensic Linguistics.
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. 

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