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Aston Excellence Scholarship - 2014 entry

UK/EU students: If you achieve AAB or above in your A Levels (or from a list of other qualifications and grades), you may be eligible for the Aston Excellence Scholarship worth £4,000 over a typical Aston University degree. 

Aston University attracts high achieving students. Over 30% of our new students had achieved AAB or above at A Level (or equivalent). The Aston Excellence Scholarship rewards this achievement.

The Aston Excellence Scholarship for 2014 entry is worth £4,000 in total. It gives you a full £1,000 tuition fee discount/bursary on your placement year, and a £1,000 scholarship in your first, second and final year which you can take as a choice of either: 

  • a £1,000 discount from your accommodation costs for each year you are resident in Aston University accommodation, or
  • a £1,000 tuition fee discount or
  • if you are not resident in Aston University accommodation you can choose a payment of £1,000 into your bank account in two equal £500 instalments in terms 2 and 3

Full terms and conditions for 2014 entry are here.

You are eligible for an Aston Excellence Scholarship if you have AAB or higher in your A levels or have achieved particular grades from a list of other qualifications (terms and conditions apply). The grades refer to your highest qualifications. The Aston Excellence Scholarship is not based on your household income. 

If you are eligible for the Excellence Scholarship and also qualify for one of our household income based scholarships, you will receive both, although the £1,000 placement year tuition fee waiver does not count twice. If you do not qualify for an Excellence Scholarship you may qualify for a household income scholarship.

  First year     Second year  Placement year Final year   Total           
 Excellence Scholarship £1,000 £1,000 £1,000  £1,000 £4,000 


If you are studying Pharmacy, which has a pre-registration year after graduation rather than a placement year, you will receive a £1,000 Scholarship in your third year.

How do I apply?

You do not need to apply for an Aston Excellence Scholarship. The University will automatically assess your eligibility using information on your A Level (or equivalent) results provided by UCAS. 

The number of Aston Excellence Scholarships we will award is not limited. If you achieve the A levels or equivalent qualifications, listed (validated by via examination boards and at enrolment) you will be entitled to the scholarship. Terms and conditions apply and students should check the equivalence list.

When will I know I've got the scholarship?

We will write to you as soon as we know your grades and your place at Aston has been confirmed.  Scholarships are not transferrable.

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