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 applicants can apply for an undergraduate scholarship award of £3,500.
See more here.
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.
Students from your country achieving a UK 2:1 degree classification, or a local equivalent, will automatically be awarded a scholarship of between £2,500 and £3,000. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
Aston University is pleased to offer the 50th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships worth £5000 each.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.
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
In order to encourage a diverse mix of applicants and to award outstanding achievement from the highest calibre of students from around the world, we are pleased to offer the following regional scholarship of up to £6000 for 2016/7:
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.
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.
Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. See here for more information.
Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees.
Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding. Information can be found here.
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.
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.
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 multicultural city and there is a strong African community. You'll find African restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance and more in the city.
2nd March - British Council Fair - Abuja
4th - 5th March - British Council Fair - Lagos
8th March - Taster Seminar (registration required) with Dr Geoff Parkes
9th March - Student Interviews with Thomas Austin - Lagos
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.