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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.

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 - £3,500-£5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results.

Full terms and conditions and eligibility criteria 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.

See more.

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 Tanzania

Tanzanian students have been studying at Aston for a number of years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 26 Tanzanian students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Tanzania 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.

East African community on campus & in Birmingham


There is a very active East African community on campus. There are a number of societies which may be of particular interest to East African students. The African and Caribbean 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 East African community. You'll find East African restaurants, supermarkets, music, dance and more in the city.

Aston is able to guarantee you University accommodation for the duration of your studies, providing you apply by the deadline each year.

Meet us in Tanzania

Staff from the International Office visit Tanzania several times per year to take part in British Council Education UK 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.

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At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Tanzanian students include: Accounting for Management, LLB Law with Management and Business & Management 

Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choices with Tanzanian students include: Business & Management (MSc) and Accounting & Finance (MSc).

Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

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


You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduare degree after obtaining  your Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE). As this qualifications is considered equivalent to UK A-Levels you can find the specific requirements of each programme using our online prospectus here

Engineering and Science subjects will require specific subjects, but students from any stream can apply for courses in Aston Business School.  

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate - Masters

You should have at least a good degree from recognised universities: GPA 3.2/5 or 2.6/4 or 2:1. The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Tanzanian university from which you have graduated. 

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 English language requirements for taught postgraduate programmes.

Postgraduate - MBA 

You can come from any subject background, but should have at least a good degree from recognised universities: GPA 3.2/5 or 2.6/4 or 2:1 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 postgraduate research programmes.

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