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).
 
Find out who to contact for help with your application, entry requirements for your country, and available scholarships.

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Australia

English Language Requirements

See our English Language Requirements here

Undergraduate

You can apply for Year 1 of an undergraduate degree after successfully completing your Secondary School education with a good Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. 

The marks required will depend on the subject you wish to study but the University would require high marks in ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) / Queensland Overall Position.

In general, we would be seeking a minimum of 85% for some programmes; however, some of the more competitive programmes would require a minimum of 90%.

Postgraduate Taught 

Postgraduate (Masters)

You should have one of the following:

  • Good Bachelor (Honours) degree with a minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division) (Division A / Division 1) from a recognised Australian university.

or

  • An excellent Bachelor (Ordinary) degree with a minimum grade of Distinction from a recognised Australian university

 

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

There are a number of Masters courses in the Aston Business School which will accept students from any subject background.

 

Postgraduate – MBA

You can apply for the MBA programme with one of the following:

  • Good Bachelor (Honours) degree with a minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division) (Division A / Division 1) from a recognised Australian university

or

  • An excellent Bachelor (Ordinary) degree with a minimum grade of Distinction from a recognised Australian university PLUS a minimum of three years post-graduation managerial / professional work experience.

 

Postgraduate – Executive MBA 

You can apply for the Executive MBA programme with with one of the following:
 

  • Good Bachelor (Honours) degree with a minimum of a Second Class (Upper Division) (Division A / Division 1) from a recognised Australian university

    or
     
  • An excellent Bachelor (Ordinary) degree with a minimum grade of Distinction from a recognised Australian university PLUS a minimum of five years post-graduation managerial work experience.

 

This programme takes 2.5 years in total and is taught in blocks of 6 days at a time.  It requires the commitment of the student to travel to the UK 6 times per year.

 

Postgraduate Research

Each of Aston's Schools of Study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. Research specialisms include finance, economics, marketing, organisational psychology, bioenergy, knowledge engineering, photonics, languages, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, health sciences and more.

All PhD applicants need to contact the research groups direct with their individual research proposal. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages.

Scholarships and Funding

Undergraduate 

Aston Villa Scholarship 

International (non-EU) students may apply for a 5% discount on tuition fees through our partnership with Aston Villa Football Club see more.

Postgraduate Taught

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results. Click here for full details. 

Partner Awards

Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details. 

Alumni Bursary 

Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details.

Languages and Social Sciences Excellence Bursary 

Available for all Aston LSS graduates who hold a First Class Aston undergraduate degree, the LSS Excellence Bursary provides an additional: 5% discount on your Masters Tuition Fees which complements the existing 20% Aston Graduate Discount. 
 
In total, the LSS Excellence Bursary and the Aston Graduate Discount amount to 25% off your Masters Tuition Fees reflecting our commitment to support the top undergraduate students in the School of Languages and Social Sciences. 
 
For confirmation and if you have any queries contact: lss_pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research

We have many studentships and funded research opportunities available, including a scheme to launch 50 Prize Fellowships and Prize Studentships in celebration of our 50th year. Click here for full details. 

MBA

MBA Scholarships

Our MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA starting in 2017/18. See the full listing here.

External Funding

Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding. 
 
Click here for full details.

Contact us

If you can’t see your country listed here, then please contact our International Officer, Hristina Dimova, who will be more than happy to answer your questions and provide more information on our entry requirements.

Find a representative

We work closely with Educational Advisers and Representatives in a number of countries, who are able to provide students with additional information about Aston and give them help and advice. Find Aston University representatives in your country. 

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