Europe

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.

Aston in Europe

Country Managers 

Hristina and Yuliya are working at Aston University supporting our prospective European students with their applications to the University. 

EU, Albania, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Turkeyhristina

Hristina Dimova, International Student Recruitment Officer

Hristina is an Aston UNiversity alumna who completed her BSc in Human Resources Management in 2015. She is responsible for coordinating the University international recruitment engagements in Europe, Latin America and Pakistan. 


Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

Yuliya Whittem, International Regional ManagerPicture Yuliya Whittem

Yuliya is responsible for student recruitment in Western and Central Asia and former CIS Countries, including Russia as well as the Middle East and North Africa; she also works closely with the colleagues to support the partnerships in those regions and manages the relationship between sponsors and the University.

Instagram account for Europe

We have a team of Aston University students who maintain an Instagram account dedicated specifically to prospective students who are based in Europe. Feel free to ask them a question in one of the six European languages they speak or simply follow us to be kept informed of interesting facts about Aston University, our student community and the research we do. 

Education agents 

Aston University is working with some of the most experienced education agents in Europe. For a full list of their names and locations, you can view our webpage here.

Alumni chapters

We have several alumni chapters in different countries in Europe. Read more about where they are and what they are up to here.

Exchange opportunities

We have nearly 130 partner universities in Europe with whom we can exchange students at undergraduate level. Students who study on a Masters course in our Aston Business School can benefit from the Aston Global Advantage programme and visit some of those institutions as well as part of a study exchange opportunity.

Upcoming events

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Hristina and Yuliya regularly visited countries in Europe to speak to prospective students about their intentions to study at Aston University. Now that travelling is limited, they participate in online virtual events. We will issue instructions of when these are and how to join them below when we confirm our attendance. Please click on the hyperlinked pages in order to register for the event. If you can’t make the dates/times, feel free to contact them at the emails above.

CountryEvent name/ Link to join or watch the recording

Date/
Time

Who is this event for
Spain
(The British School of Barcelona Castelldefels)
British Council event in Barcelona

18 October 2022/ 10:00 - 16:00

Students, their family and school counsellors interested in general information about the University and subject specific information about Undergraduate programmes at Aston University. If you do not attend the host institution, please register here.
Spain
(British Council School in Madrid)
British Council event in Madrid19 October 2022/ 10:00 - 16:00Students, their family and school counsellors interested in general information about the University and subject specific information about Undergraduate programmes at Aston University. If you do not attend the host institution, please register here.
Spain
(British Council School in Madrid)

British Council event in Madrid

20 October 2022/ 09:30 - 16:00Students, their family and school counsellors interested in general information about the University and subject specific information about Undergraduate programmes at Aston University. If you do not attend the host institution, please register here.
Spain
(British School of Málaga)
British Council event in Malaga21 October 2022/ 10:00 - 16:00Students, their family and school counsellors interested in general information about the University and subject specific information about Undergraduate programmes at Aston University. If you do not attend the host institution, please register here.
Germany
(Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
British Council event in Munich24 November 2022/ 10:00 - 14:00Students, their family and school counsellors interested in general information about the University and subject specific information about programmes at Aston University. 
Scholarships and funding

A detailed list of all available scholarships and funding opportunities for international students is available on our International Scholarships page. The Global Excellence Scholarship is awarded to students with the international equivalents of the British A-Levels (Undergraduate applicants) and Bachelor Degrees (Postgraduate applicants). These are respectively the equivalents of grades ABB (Undergraduate applicants) and 2.1 (Postgraduate applicants) and grades which are higher. The international equivalents you can find in the respective drop down fields below as per your country.

Brexit Updates

The UK has left the European Union and the transition period has ended on 31 December 2020. This means that there may be changes to your student journey at Aston and we highlighted some of the key ones below. For further information, please click here.

The UK has a world-leading education sector and will continue to welcome talented and high-potential international students. There will be no limit on the number of international students who can come to the UK to study, and we will seek to increase the number of international students in higher education as set out in the International Education Strategy published in March 2019.

Studying in the UK

Tuition fees

If you are starting your studies at Aston University from September 2021 onward, please note that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be charged the same tuition rates as Home (UK) students.

There are several scenarios in which you may still be eligible for Home (UK) fees and you can follow the official UKCISA page to see if these apply to you. Our International Student Advice team is here to help so if you think you are eligible to the Home (UK) fees, let them know of your individual situation.

Visa

International students, including EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, can now apply for their visa to study in the UK, through the new and improved Student route which forms part of the UK's points-based immigration system.

All students applying to the new Student route through the points-based immigration system will need to demonstrate they meet the required 70 points. They will achieve the required points if they can demonstrate that they have an offer from an approved educational institution and have been issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) by their sponsor before making an application to the Student route, speak English, and are able to support themselves during their studies in the UK. More details about how you need to apply you can find here.

Working in the UK

The UK is also making it easier for the best international graduates to secure skilled jobs with our new Graduate route, which will allow international students who have completed undergraduate and master’s degrees in the UK to stay for 2 years and those who have completed a PhD to stay for 3 years.

Entry criteria for your country

Austria

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their Matura / Reifeprufung which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Austrian Matura / Reifeprufung

2 (gut) when both written and oral exams have been taken

2 (gut) when both written and oral exams have been taken

2 (gut) when both written and oral exams have been taken

2 (gut) when both written and oral exams have been taken

2 (gut) when both written and oral exams have been taken

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have an Austrian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

 Qualification

AAA*;

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Reifeprüfung/Matura from Allgegmeinbildende Höhere Schulen

5.80

5.80

5.60

5.50

5.40

5.30

5.00

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

5.80

5.50

5.00

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

Belgium

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their Secondary School Diploma which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Certificat d'enseignement secondaire supérieur

16 / 80% or Grote avec grande distinction

16 / 80% or Grote avec grande distinction

16 / 80% or Grote avec grande distinction

16 / 80% or Grote avec grande distinction

16 / 80% or Grote avec grande distinction

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Belgian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

 Qualification

AAA*;

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

CESS,

DSO, or

AOS

80% out of 100%

78

75

72

69

66

63

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

80%

70%

60%

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Licencié/ Licenciaat from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

 

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

80% or 16

70% or 14

60% or 12

Bulgaria

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their Secondary School Diploma which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Bulgarian equivalent – overall grade in the English subject from the Secondary School Diploma

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.5

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Bulgarian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

 Qualification

AAA*;

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Secondary

Where A Level is required, students need to study the subject in the last two years of secondary school - both in Year 11 and Year 12.

Where a GCSE level is required, we can accept students who have studied the subject only until the end of Year 10.

5.80

5.80

5.60

5.50

5.40

5.30

5.00

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

5.80

5.50

5.00

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor Degree/Бакалавър post-2001 from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

5.75

5.50

4.75

Cyprus

English Language Requirements

Students with a Cypriot qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Cypriot qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Cypriot Apolytirion (Public schools).

96% + AA at A-level

91% + AA at A-level

86% + AB at A-level

86% + BB at A-level

86% + BB at A-level

81% + BC at A-level

81% + CC at A-level

Cypriot Apolytirion (Private schools)

19 + AA at A-level

18.5 + AA at A-level  

18 + AB at A-level  

17.5 + BB at A-level  

17 + BB at A-level  

16.5 + BC at A-level  

16.5 + CC at A-level

 

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

91%

86%

81%

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Cypriot Bachelors from a recognised university or the Ptychion (from the University of Cyprus). Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

3.3 out of 4; OR

7.5 out of 10

3.0/4.0; OR

7.0/10

2.8/4.0; OR

6.5/10

Denmark

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their Secondary School Diploma which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Bevis for Stundentereksamen

7

7

8

10

10

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Danish qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

 Qualification

AAA*;

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Studentereksamen or Hojere Forberedelseseksamen

10 out of 12

10

7

7

7

4

4

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

10

7

4

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Licencié/ Licenciaat from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

10 out of 12

7

4

Finland

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their Secondary School Diploma which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus

5 (magna cum laude approbatur)

5 (magna cum laude approbatur)

5 (magna cum laude approbatur)

5 (magna cum laude approbatur)

5 (magna cum laude approbatur)

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Finnish qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

 Qualification

AAA*;

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Matriculation Exam/ Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen

EEEM

EEMM

EMMM

MMMM

MMMC

MMCC

MCCC

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

9 out of 10

8

7

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Kandidaati/ Kandidat from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

2.50/3; OR 4.50/5

2.00/3; OR 3.5/5

1.50/3; OR 2.50/5

France

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their French Baccalauréat L’option International or Baccalauréat General which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

French equivalent – Baccalauréat L’option International English

11

11

12

12

12

Baccalauréat General English

13

13

13

14

14

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a French qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général

16 out of 20

15

14

13

12.5

12

11.5

Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB)

15 out of 20

14

13

12.5

12

11.5

11.5

 


Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

16

13

11.5

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor Degree/Grade de Licence from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

13 from Grande École;

14  for other universities

11 from Grande École;

12 for other universities

10 from Grande École;

11 for other universities

Germany

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. You need to provide a grade from your Abitur which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme you are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

German equivalent – overall grade in the English subject from the Abitur

12 (gut) when taken as an achievement/ main/intensive course

12 (gut) when taken as an achievement/ main/intensive course

12 (gut) when taken as an achievement/ main/intensive course

13 (sehr gut) when taken as an achievement/ main/intensive course

13 (sehr gut) when taken as an achievement/ main/intensive course

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a German qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

German Abitur

1,7 – 1,0

1,9 – 1,8

2,1 – 2,0

2.2

2,4 – 2,3

2,6

2,7

 

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

13

11

10

 

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor degree/ Magister Artium/ Diplom/ Erstes Staatsexamen from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

1.5

2.5

3.2

Greece

English Language Requirements

Students with a Greek qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Greek qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Greek Apolyterio of Geniko Lykeiou

18

17.5

17.5

17

16.5

16.5

16


Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

18

17

16

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Greek Bachelor Degree/ Ptychío/ Πτυχίo or a Diploma/ Díploma/ Δίπλωμa from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

 

 

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

8.5

7

6.5

Italy

English Language Requirements

Students with an Italian qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have an Italian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Diploma di Esame di Stato

90% out of 100%

88

82

75

72

70

65

Subject specific equivalent – your Pagella Scolastica may be required

A

B

C

9

8

7

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Laurea from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

105

98

90

Ireland

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. Your need to provide a grade from your Irish Leaving Certificate which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme you are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Irish Leaving Certificate English (Higher or Ordinary)

C

C

C

B

B

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have an Irish qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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. 


Overall Secondary School level qualification

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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H1, H2, H2

H1, H2, H2, H3, H3

H2, H2, H3, H3, H4

H3, H3, H3, H3, H4

H3, H3, H3, H4, H4

H3, H3, H4, H4, H4

H3, H4, H4, H4, H4

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

H1H2H3

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a an Honours Bachelor Degree from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

 

Latvia

English Language Requirements

Students with a Latvian qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Latvian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību

95% out of 100%

90%

85%

80%

75%

70%

65%

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

10

9

8

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor degree/ Bakalaurs taken post-2000 from a recognised institution from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

10

9

8

Lithuania

English Language Requirements

Students with a Lithuanian qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Latvian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Lithuanian Brandos Atestatas

9.3 out of 10/80% out of 100%

9.2/75%

9.0/70%

8.5/65%

8.0/60%

7.8/60%

7.20/55%

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

9

8

7

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bakalauras post-2000 from a recognised institution from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

10 out of 10; OR

92% out of 100%

8; OR 84%

6; OR 75%

The Netherlands

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their Secondary School Diploma which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

HVO or VWO

7

7

7

8

8

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Dutch qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

 Qualification

AAA*;

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Dutch Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

9 out of 10

7.5

7.2

7

6.8

6.6

6.4

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

9

7

6.4

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

7.6 out of 10

6.8

6.3

Norway

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from their Vitnemål (if taken in the last or penultimate year) which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Norwegian equivalent – overall grade in the English subject from Vitnemål 

4

4

5

5

5

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Norwegian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC - CCC

Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående

5.8 out of 6

5.5

4.5

4

3.5

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

5.8

4

4

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

A

B

C

Poland

English Language Requirements

Students with a Polish qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Polish qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Swiadectwo Dojrzałości

Overall Grade as per table besides + at least 2 subjects at extended level as per table besides to comply with these results.

90% overall + 90%,86%

86% overall + 86%,84%

84% overall + 84%, 82%

82% overall + 82%, 75%

75 overall + 82%, 75%

75% overall +80%, 75%

70% overall + 70%,70%

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

81%

70%

60%

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Post-2003 Licenjat or Inzynier or a pre-2003 Magister from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

4.7 out of 5

4.5

4

Portugal

English Language Requirements

Students with a Portuguese qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Portuguese qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/ Diploma/Certificado Nivel Secundario Educação

17.5 out of 20

17

16.5

16

15.5

15

15

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

18

16

15

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Licenciado from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

18 out of 20

16

14

Romania

English Language Requirements

Students with a Romanian qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Romanian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Romanian Diploma de Bacalaureat

9.5 out of 10

9.2

9

8.5

8.2

8

8

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

9

8.5

8

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor degree/ Diploma de Licenta/ Diplomă de Licenţă taken since 2005 from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

8.5

8

7.5

Russia

For useful information and a detailed breakdown of the entry requirements in your country, click here.

Slovakia

English Language Requirements

Students with a Slovakian qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Slovakian qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skúške (post-2005)

three subjects at 1 and one subject could be at 2

two subjects at 1 and two at 2

1222

2222

2223

2233

 

2333

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

1

2

3

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor degree from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

 

Spain

English Language Requirements

Students with a Spanish qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Spanish qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Titulo de Bachiller

8.6 out of 10;

8.4

8

7.6

7.2

6.8

6.5

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

9

8

7

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor Degree/ Título Universitario Oficial de Licenciado en [subject area] (Licenciatura) from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

6.8 out of 10; OR

2.2 out of 4

6.1/10; OR

1.9/4

5.8/10; OR

1.4/4

Sweden

English Language Requirements

Students who are applying for a course at Aston may be eligible for exemption from taking an English test. They need to provide a grade from the respective qualification below which equals the respective requirement in IELTS (for the programme they are applying for) as shown below.

IELTS requirement

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element

6.5 with 6.5 in Writing and Speaking and 6.0 in Listening and Reading

7.0 with no less than 7.0 in each element

7.5 with no less than 7.0 in each element

Slutbetyg/ Avgangsbetyg fran Gymnasieskolan (if at least 2250 credit points)

VG (val godkant) 

VG (val godkant) 

VG (val godkant) 

MVG (val godkant)

MVG (val godkant)

Swedish YrkesexamenEnglish 6 with a grade CEnglish 6 with a grade CEnglish 6 with a grade BEnglish 6 with a grade AEnglish 6 with a grade A

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Swedish qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Swedish Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (if at least 2250 credit points); OR
Swedish Yrkesexamen

18.2 out of 20; OR
A; OR
MVG

18; OR
A; OR
MVG

17.5; OR
B; OR
VG

17; OR
B; OR
VG

16.5; OR
C; OR
VG

16; OR
C; OR
VG

15.5; OR
C; OR
VG


Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

18.2; OR
A; OR
MVG

17; OR
B; OR
VG

15.5; OR
C; OR
VG

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelor Degree/Kandidatexamen from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

 

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

VG (for 3 point scale); OR G (for a two point scale)

G

G

 

Switzerland

English Language Requirements

Students with a Swiss qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Swiss qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA*

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Certificat de Maturité (French)/

Maturität (German)/

Attestato di Maturità (Italian)

4.8 out of 6

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.4

4.3

4.2

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

4.8

4.5

4.2

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

 

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Bachelors Degree/Diplom/Diplome/Lizentiat/Licencee from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

UK Bachelor Degree equivalent

1st Class Degree

2:1 Degree

2:2 Degree

4.5 out of 6; OR

8 out of 10; OR

2 out of 5 (where 1 is the highest mark)

4 out of 6; OR

7 out of 10; OR

2.5 out of 5 (where 1 is the highest mark)

4 out of 6; OR

7 out of 10; OR

2.5 out of 5 (where 1 is the highest mark)

Turkey

English Language Requirements

Students with a Turkish qualification will need to show proof of English. All acceptable English tests and the respective scores you need to obtain, you can find here.

Undergraduate Programmes

Please check the guide below for a typical offer to students who have a Turkish qualification. If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk 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

Qualification

AAA**

AAB

ABB

BBB

BBC

BCC

CCC

Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi, taken at an approved School*

85% out of 100%; OR
one year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university at 3.3 out of 4.0

80%; OR
One year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university at 3.2 / 4.0

75%; OR
One year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university at 3.1 / 4.0

70%; OR
One year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university at 3.0 / 4.0

70%; OR
One year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university at 3.0 / 4.0

70%; OR
One year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university at 3.0 / 4.0

70%; OR
One year of a Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor Degree) at a Turkish university at 3.0 / 4.0

Subject specific equivalent

A

B

C

80%

15%

70%

*If your school is not on our approved list, we would typically ask you to complete an International Foundation Programme with our International Pathway Centre through ONCAMPUS.

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

Postgraduate Masters Programmes

We would typically require a Lisans Diplomasi from a recognised university. Some courses may require certain subjects to be covered in your Higher Education Degree. Details of those will be listed on the individual course pages where you can also see the overall entry requirement for UK Bachelor degrees. You can then come back to this page to see how your qualification compares to the UK degrees.

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification, please contact us at international@aston.ac.uk for an evaluation.

British Degree Equivalents

First

2.1

2.2

Turkish Universities Tiers*

 

 

 

Tier 1

3.00 out of 4; OR 9 out of 10

2.7 out of 4; OR 7 out of 10

2.5 out of 4; OR 5 out of 10

Tier 2

3.50 out of 4; OR 9 out of 10

3 out of 4; OR 7 out of 10

2.7 out of 4; OR 5 out of 10

Turkish Universities Tier Guide

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Testimonials

We know that hearing from current and past Aston students will give you the best idea of whether Aston is the right choice for you. Here is some advice from our students on how they made that decision.

   Elias Muckenschnabl, Austria

MSc Business Economics and Finance

​​​​  Thais Richard, France

MSc Strategy and International Business

Eleanna Mataragka, Greece

MSc Forensic Linguistics

 

Nikoleta Pappa, Greece

MSc Human Resource Management

Áslaug Mariusdottir, Iceland

BSc International Business & Management

Maxime Papier, Luxembourg

Msc International Accounting and Finance

 

Haresh Mangtani Retrita, Spain

BSc Biomedical Science

MSc Computer Science

Noemi Barrera Rioja, Spain

MA Translating for Business and International Institutions

Folkert Van Dam, the Netherlands

MSc Human Resource Management and Business

 

Prefer reading? Click the drop downs below for more testimonials.

Germany

 

Simon Kessel Aston

"What surprised me most in studying at Aston was the amount of assistance and care you are given. There are always multiple people you can approach with whatever issue you have.

Birmingham is a vibrant city, and Aston is located right in the centre of it. This means you can enjoy all the amenities of living in a big city while everything is within walking distance.

The best part about studying here is the people. Both my peers and teachers are open-minded, friendly, and the true asset of this university."

Simon Kessel, MA Governance & International Politics


 

Rebecka Schüle Aston

"I applied to Aston University after visiting the campus in Birmingham and seeing how great and committed everybody working here is. The campus is very central, so you are in the city in 5 minutes.

Birmingham has a lot to offer, there are events and festivals practically every week. You’ll never be out of ideas of what to do on a free weekend. 

The best part about studying here is the support I have experienced. The careers and placements team helped me apply to translation companies and find my placement for when my programme ends."

Rebecka Schüle, MA Translation in a European Context


 

Swetlana Filimonov Aston

"I visited Aston before applying, and it just felt like home. At Aston, you don’t only get excellent education, but you’re also surrounded by so many inspiring people.

Aston is very international, and Birmingham offers so many cool events, there is always something to do. I wish I had more time to study at Aston and enjoy more of these wonderful experiences!

A piece of advice to all future students: if you can, live on campus. I met some of my best friends here."

Swetlana Filimonov, M​​A Translation in a European Context

Italy

Picture Student Faiza

"After I completed my second-term assignments in April I have applied to join the Aston Business Clinic experience, managed and organised by the Aston Business School. It was a great experience where I had the opportunity to work closely with real local companies, which has contributed to increase my network of potential employers.

I have also taken part in the virtual internship experience which was fully sponsored by the Aston Business School. Overall, Aston has helped to take part in real-world experiences which has greatly boosted by both personal and professional skills."

Faiza Adam, MSc Strategy & International Business

 

Picture Student Helene

 

"I loved the fact that I could tailor my degree and pick the subjects I wanted to study. The placement year was certainly very important. Every year there are several careers fairs on campus, and that helped me understand what employers were looking for during interviews and assessment centres. It is worth noting the information you gather sometimes could be only generic and it is up to you to show them your skills throughout the application process. In my second year, when I was looking for a placement, I was lucky enough to have met a great mentor in the careers and placement team. He helped me tailor my CV and cover letter, and at each step of the hiring process I was passing, he was giving me great advice!

I did my 15 month placement year at Johnson & Johnson in the finance department. It was a great way to learn how working in industry looks like. It helped me not only gaining skills that are essential for the future, but also professional behaviour which is a significant part when you are sat down in an interview and the other candidate is coming from top ranked universities. Not all universities offer the experience of taking a placement year. Having done that gives you a huge advantage over other candidates when looking for a graduate role."

Helene Bevilacqua, BSc Business and Management

 

Latvia

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"Aston has great connections and even as part of our modules we had companies present to us and we were able to work on case studies with real companies and solve real problems. Even before the pandemic happened Aston was working with ‘Virtual Internships’ and sponsoring places for students to go on a virtual internship. 

I was able to do one myself as a part of the "Aston Global Advantage" programme. I did an internship for 6 weeks and it was an amazing experience. Our host company was really great at organising tasks and missions for each week. Not only was I able to experience working in a virtual team but I was also able to lead that team twice during my time there. 

Aston offers a lot of opportunities to students, so you just have to be alert and ready to participate!"

Karina Kapina, MSc Entrepreneurship

 

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"Aston University has good relationships with many employers in different sectors. In in my first year at the university I had a marketing module and as part of the assessment students had to work in groups and develop a new product idea for Müller (popular dairy products brand). On the board of the examiners were employees of the company and we got a direct feedback from them. That was an unforgettable experience, not expected of my first year.

I felt inspired by many of the hosts that attended different events at the university. Many of the invited scientists and entrepreneurs were alumni of Aston University.

As part of my degree I completed a placement year at Network Rail. I was working in the Finance team in South West. This was an invaluable experience as I was able not only out my developed skills into practice but also learn a lot. This was my first working experience in the UK. I have grown a lot since then, not just as a professional but also as a person."

Mihails Rovinskis, BSc International Business and Economics

 

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