Applications for September 2023 are now open!

Full Time MBA Scholarships

There are up to 50 scholarships available to support the most dedicated and talented candidates starting the Aston MBA full-time programme in September 2023. These are:

Business Excellence Scholarship

Up to 30 scholarships of £3,500 are available to support students who can demonstrate examples of excellence in their career to date or entrepreneurial experience.

Global Leadership Scholarship

Up to 15 scholarships of £7,000 are available to support students who can demonstrate how they have shown impactful leadership during their career or entrepreneurial endeavours. As part of our commitment to gender diversity a minimum of six scholarships will be awarded to female candidates. 

The Dean’s Scholarship

Up to five scholarships of £12,000 will be awarded to students who can prove without doubt that they have the ambition, potential and ideas to make a truly global impact in their career and represent Aston Business School as a star of the future. As part of our commitment to gender diversity a minimum of two scholarships will be awarded to female candidates.

Application process

There is one application process for all scholarships. All students are required to complete round one and will be considered for a Business Excellence Scholarship. Students wishing to be considered for the Global Leadership and Dean’s Scholarships must also complete round two.

To apply for a scholarship, you will need to apply for an Aston University course first. Once you have received an offer to study an Aston University course, you can then log into your My Aston Portal (MAP) account, where you will find a link to the scholarship application form. Details on how to access your MAP account can be found in your offer email.

Round 1

Please respond to one of the questions below in 500 words or less.

A. Varied industrial backgrounds help our MBA classes to be distinct and for our students to contribute varied insights to problems. Outline an experience unique to your industry that demonstrates the diversity of experience that you would bring to the MBA cohort.

Aston Business School seeks to encourage entrepreneurialism in its students and alumni. Tell us one key lesson you have learnt from a previous entrepreneurial experience and could share with your future classmates.

C. Greater female participation in business leadership strengthens business performance, yet barriers to entry persist. Explain either how you have overcome gender-based barriers in the workplace previously in your career, or else how you have empowered other women to achieve success in your career.

Round 2

Submit a video of two minutes or less addressing the following points:

  • What is the one experience on the Aston MBA you are most excited to experience?
  • How do you plan on using the Aston MBA in order to make an impact?
  • What ambassadorial contributions do you plan to make to the MBA as one of our alumni?

When is the deadline?

For courses starting in September 2023, the deadline to apply for these scholarships is:

  • 12:00 midnight UK (BST) time on Sunday, 30th April 2023

The deadline that successful applicants will receive a response by is:

  • Friday, 16th June 2023

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