Aston University is one of the leading career-focused universities in the UK, dedicated to providing real-world experience to all of our students.
Located in the centre of Birmingham, the UK's second-largest city, Aston is a welcoming home for career-minded students. Aston's graduates are amongst the highest-paid five years after graduation (LEO, 2020), and we are proud to be the Guardian University of the Year (2020) and the Times Higher Education Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (2020).

Entry Requirements:



Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a qualification from the United States of America. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at for an evaluation.

The first table refers to overall results from your overall Secondary School level qualification. Some Aston courses will require a specific subject grade. Details of those you can find in the second table.

The A-Level and International Baccalaureate requirements are listed on the individual course pages.

Overall Secondary School level qualification







International Foundation Programme

SAT Reasoning Test with a combination of 3 Advanced Placement (AP) tests






SAT lower than 630,630,580

American College Test (ACT)292827272626

Subject specific equivalent




AP score of 5

AP score of 4

AP score of 4

*For requirements for the MBChB Medicine, please check the course page.

Postgraduate (Masters)

To be eligible for entry on to a Masters programme you must have a good GPA (normally at least 3.0) in both overall and in individual courses from a regionally accredited institution and:

Taken advanced-level courses in appropriate subjects Accumulated sufficient credits in major courses (typically between 30 - 54).

If you are applying for finance, engineering, or science-based subjects, you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate Research

Each of Aston's Schools of study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. 

All PhD applicants need to contact the research groups direct with their individual research proposals.

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Julia Shipley, United States

Julia Shipley Aston

"I chose Aston University because of how unique the Translation programme was and their high graduate employment rate.

After arriving, I learned so much through both my studies and part-time job with the university. It has really shown me the passion and dedication that all staff at the university has for the students.

The degree that I earned at Aston has opened a lot of doors for me, and I have made friends here that I know I will keep for the rest of my life.

Living in Birmingham, a multi-cultural city, means you will experience many different cultures and people, which will only enhance your experience.

Being open-minded is essential for future students, so I would suggest taking any opportunity, have a positive attitude, and be confident in knowing you’ve made the right decision for your future."

MA Translation in a European Context


Jessica Swanson, United States

Jessica Swanson Aston

"I chose Aston because I was looking for an international school that had work opportunities abroad, and the placement year attracted me to Aston, as did the dual degree programme.

My favourite parts of Aston are the societies that I am in. After my first year, I am now president of the Drama Society and Director of TedX Aston University.

My advice for international students is to take advantage of all the opportunities the university has to offer, both academic and otherwise."

BSc Business & International Relations


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