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 Ghana

Ghanaian students have been studying at Aston for number of years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 19 Ghanaian students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Ghana 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.

Ghanaian community on campus & in Birmingham

There are plenty of green spaces around campus

There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Ghanaian students. The African Carribean Student's Society organises cultural and social events. 

There are also a number of societies which bring together students from similar religious backgrounds. Find out more about societies at Aston

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

Meet us in Ghana

Staff from the International Office visit Ghana several times per year to take part in education 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.

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

International Foundation Programme

Ghanaian students study our International Foundation Programme, which has streams available in Business/Social Sciences, Engineering, and Health Science/Science.
Find out more about our International Foundation Programme


At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Ghanaian students include: BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering, BSc Business and Public Policy and Management, BSc/MPharm Pharmacy.
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Ghanaian students include: the Aston MBA, MA in Translation Studies, MSc in Drug Delivery.
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have 1 Ghanaian student on research degree working with one of Aston's key research groups. 
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


Students who have Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (SSCE) will be required to complete the Foundation Programme.

For entry to the International Foundation Programme we would require an average of eight subjects at C6 and above. This must include subjects that are relevant to the degree programme.  

You should have a minimum of Grade C6 in SSCE in English language. 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 our standard English language requirements.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have a degree from an Ghanaian university with a high percentage or GPA. 

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 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.

English language requirements for MBA.

Postgraduate – Executive MBA

You can apply for the Executive MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of five years post graduation managerial work experience. This programme takes 2.5 years in total and is taught in blocks of 6 days at a time.  It requires the commitment of the student to travel to the UK 6 times per year. 

Postgraduate - Research 

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

Richard Hewitt

International Officer

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

Student Profile

Student Profile

Esther Gyamfuaa Bosompem
Postgraduate from Kumasi
Even though I could have gone to another school, I said to myself that “it is only Aston I want to study at”, and that accounts for my waiting for three years before coming here. I can testify it was worth waiting. Try Aston, and you will never regret.

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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