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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.

Applications from Ugandan students are especially welcome.

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.

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 Uganda

Ugandan students have been studying at Aston for number years and each year we welcome many more new students. We currently have 7 Ugandan students studying at Aston University.

Academic staff regularly visit Uganda 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.

Ugandan community on campus & in Birmingham

Green campus

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

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 Uganda

Staff from the International Office visit Uganda 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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Staff Profile

Thomas John Austin
International Officer
Thomas can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. Thomas visits Uganda several times a year.
Student Profile

Student Profile

Norma Mwesigye Norma Atamba
Undergraduate from Kampala
Aston might not be as big, but it’s name speaks for itself. It has it's culture. So far I have had the time of my life.

Undergraduate

At undergraduate level the most popular courses with Ugandan students include: BSc Biomedical Science and BSc Business Computing & IT
Find out more about all our undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

At postgraduate level the most popular taught programme choice with Ugandan students is MSc Logistics.
Find out more about all our postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We also welcome Ugandan students to undertake research degrees working with some of Aston's key research groups.  
Find out more about research degrees at Aston.

Preparatory English

Students from Uganda who do not meet the English language requirement for their academic course study are on our Preparatory English Programmes.

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 

You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree having sucessfully gained your Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) The marks required vary depending on which subject the student is applying to at Aston University. 

Engineering and Science subjects will require specific subjects.

English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate – Taught Masters

You can apply for a 1 year masters programme with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Ugandan university. 

You should have at least a 2.1 from a Ugandan university.  The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Ugandan university from which you have graduated.

If you are applying for finance, engineering, science or social science based subjects; you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.  There are a number of conversion programmes in business and management which are appropriate for 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 at least a 2.1 from a recognised Ugandan 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 at least a 2.1 from a recognised Ugandan 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.

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