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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 Nigerians 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

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


Aston Excellence - £5,000

We are pleased to announce we will be offering Nigerian students the opportunity to make an application for an Aston Excellence Scholarship, entitling them to a £5,000 on tuition fees.

Full details to follow.

Automatic Merit - £2,500 - £3,000

Nigerian 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 details of equivalents, and terms and conditions, to be announced soon.

Partner Awards

Nigerian students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10& discount on tuition fees. See here for more information.

Nigerian students have been studying at Aston for many years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 230 Nigerian students studying at Aston University.
Academic staff regularly visit Nigeria 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.

Aston University is not affiliated to Trans World Education College or any other local providers in Nigeria.

There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to Nigerian 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.

Staff from the International Office visit Nigeria 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 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

Contact one of our ambassadors

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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The MBA has allowed me to see things differently and to start my own business. It has given me a lot of insight. I call it a journey to knowledge, the Aston experience is inspiring. 

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International Foundation Programme

Local Nigerian 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 Nigerian students include: BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering, BSc Politics with International Relations, BSc Biomedical Science, and BSc Accounting For Management.
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses. 

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Nigerian students include: the Aston MBA, MSc Supply Chain Management, MSc in Drug Delivery.
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses. 

Postgraduate research

We also have 8 Nigerian students on research degrees working with some 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 a recognised Foundation Programme.

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

You should have a minimum of Grade 4-6 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 Nigerian university recognised by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) and the specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Nigerian university from which you have graduated. In general applicants should have completed a Bachelors honours upper second class degree.

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. You should have completed should have completed a Bachelors honours upper second class degree from a recognised Nigerian university.

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. You should have completed a Bachelors honours upper second class degree from a recognised Nigerian university. 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.

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