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

Undergraduate Scholarships

Aston Business School Scholarship Award Scheme 2016/17

Aston Business School applicants can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500. See more here.

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Ferguson Foundation Scholarship

Aston's school of Life & Health Sciences are offering 7 scholarships funded by the Ferguson Foundation to students from Africa and South America.

Students will be required to cover living expenses and make a £3,000 contribution towards fees, with the remainder of the fees are covered by the scholarship. Full details here.

Aston Excellence - £5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer the 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships worth £5000 each.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

MBA Scholarships

Future Leader / Entrepreneur Scholarship

The Future Leader / Entrepreneur Scholarship of £10,000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate leadership / entrepreneurial qualities and experience to date in their career and how this will contribute to the Aston MBA programme.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Full Time Aston MBA

See more.

The Aston Excellence Scholarship (MBA)

The Aston Excellence scholarship of up to £6000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Full Time Aston MBA.

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The Aston Excellence Scholarship (MBA Online)

The Aston Excellence scholarship of £5000 will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

Open to UK, EU and International students wishing to study the Online Aston MBA.

See more.

Partner Awards

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

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

Chevening Scholarship

Aston University is proud to support the Chevening scholarship programme. Chevening scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

Chevening Awards are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.

See more information here.

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. For more information see here.

Aston University's links with Kenya

Kenyan students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 21 Kenyan students studying at Aston University. 

Academic staff regularly visit Kenya 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.

Kenyan community on campus & in Birmingham

There is a very active African community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to African students. The African and caibbean Students' Society organises trips, 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 Kenya

Staff from the International Office visit Kenya 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.

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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Student Profile

Student Profile

Kulsum Jina
MPharm, Kenya
I love the friendliness of the staff and students here and the community feel there is about Aston. It has been so easy to make so many good friends.
See the full list of English language requirements here.
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Thomas Austin
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Undergraduate

At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Kenyan students include: BSc Business and Management, BSc/MPharm Pharmacy  and Economics & Management

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with <COUNTRY> students include: MSc Business & Management, and MSc Accounting & Finance 

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also have kenyan students on research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups, including the Centre for Performance Measurement and Management (CEPMMA), Economics & Strategy and Biomedical Engineering Research Group.

Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Scholarships

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.

Fees

See our full list of our course fees.  

Undergraduate

Students who hold KCSEs with good grades are eligible for entry onto the International Foundation Programme.

Students who have completed A-levels or the International Baccalaureate can progress directly into year 1 if the grades obtained meet the entry criteria for the programme.

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have at least a 2:1 degree from a Kenyan 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 2:1 degree from an Kenyan 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 

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 taught postgraduate research programmes.

A list of our Overseas Agents & Representatives for Aston University can be found >>Here

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