International students

We welcome applications from well-qualified students offering a wide range of other qualifications including the International Baccalaureate (IB), European Baccalaureate (EB), and many other international qualifications. Please contact the relevant Admissions Tutor if you would like further information - contact details are listed on each course page.

Entry requirements are listed in this prospectus in terms of A Level qualifications; the University
accepts equivalent international qualifications and international access/foundation programmes. As an example, International Baccalaureate (IB) candidates should equate an A level offer of BBB to mean 33-34 points at IB and an A level offer of BCC to be 31-32 points.

Offer levels vary according to degree programme and you should contact the relevant Admissions Tutor if you need further information - contact details are listed on each course page. If you have international qualifications and are not sure if they are acceptable for entry, please contact the International Office for advice

Foundation programmes

Aston runs a range of foundation years for international students. These are designed to prepare you for a university education in the UK. The programmes prepare students who do not have the required A Level or equivalent qualifications, for entry to Aston's undergraduate degree programmes.

How and when to apply
All undergraduate applicants must apply through UCAS. We consider international applications throughout the year, but recommend that you apply as early as possible in the UCAS cycle.

For the International Foundation Programme, you apply directly to us through our website.

Second year entry
We are also happy to consider suitably qualified UCAS applicants for advanced standing into
the second year of selected programmes. Direct entry to the final year of any of our degrees is
not permitted, reflecting the high quality and professional integrity of our programmes.

English language requirements
To ensure that you will be successful in your studies at Aston, we look for strong evidence that you have a good level of written and spoken English before you are accepted onto any of Aston's programmes. You can find more details on our International Office pages.

Aston is an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test centre, so you can register for IELTS classes and tests.

We run a series of English language summer courses before the start of each academic year. These are designed to help you to gain the language skills needed for your chosen subject area and develop your communication skills.