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 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

The Hub - student support services

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.

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 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.


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 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
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.

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.

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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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