Frequently asked questions

We offer the following:
You do not need to apply separately for an income based scholarship. Aston University will automatically access your eligibility for these scholarships using the information you supply to your appropriate student finance government organisation.

Your eligibility for an income based scholarship is re-assessed every year.

For more information visit the "How do I apply" section on the household income scholarships page.
You do not need to apply separately for an Excellence Scholarship. The University will automatically assess your eligibility when you apply and when you receive your A Level (or equivalent) results.

For more information, visit the "How do I apply?" section of the Aston Excellence Scholarships page.
You do not need to apply separately for a placement year scholarship. The University will automatically assess your eligibility.

For more information, visit the "How do I apply?" section of the placement scholarships page.

You can choose how you want your scholarship money. You can request: 

  • a discount on Aston University accommodation fees, OR 
  • a discount on tuition fees, OR
  • a cash bursary 

Scholarships during your placement year only offer a on tuition fee discount - making the placement year fee free for the majority of our students.

A fee discount means that you take out a smaller loan. A fee discount will ensure that you have less to pay back over your working life.

Most scholarships at Aston are not limited by number but are based on household income or academic performance. We estimate that around 65% of our students will be eligible for some level of scholarship from Aston University based on statistics from previous years’ intakes of students.

You will need to apply for Government support before the deadline - usually May each year via the Student Finance England website.

The UK Government sets and agrees equivalent standards. These may include Pre U, Advanced Diplomas, IB etc, but please check www.direct.gov.uk/yourfuture

See the A Level and equivalent qualifications that are used to assess your eligibility for the Aston Excellence Scholarship.

You will be entitled to extensive UK Government loan support for tuition fees (including the placement year) and living costs. Aston University’s student accommodation is already amongst the cheapest in the UK on a like-for-like basis and the cost of living in Birmingham is also low.

The Aston placement year or year abroad is already heavily subsidised with a fee of £1,000 giving our students excellent work experience and a foot in the door of the employment market. There will be no tuition fee if your placement year is unpaid, irrespective of your household income.

Aston is also offering free additional language tuition for all new students in addition to our existing peer mentoring, entrepreneurship and global citizenship programmes to all our students. Find out more

Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Kim Jones

Student Adviser

Call Kim on 0121 204 4718 or email her at k.jones3@aston.ac.uk