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.


English Language Requirements

See our English Language Requirements here

International Foundation programme

If you have achieved an average of 80 per cent in your Senior High School Leaving Certificate you may be considered for an International Foundation programme which will help you to progress to Undergraduate study.   


We will consider you for Undergraduate study if you have:

  • A college diploma with at least 80 per cent in a relevant subject.
  • Studied 1-2 years (full time) at a recognised university.
Postgraduate (Masters)

You should have a Bachelors degree from a Chinese university.

The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston, and the Chinese university that you have graduated from.

In general applicants should be scoring:

  • Aston Business School: 70-75 per cent minimum
  • Engineering and Applied Science: 70-75 per cent minimum
  • Languages and Social Science: 75-85 per cent minimum
  • Health and Life Sciences: 75-85 per cent minimum


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


Postgraduate (MBA)

You can apply for the MBA programme with:

  • An undergraduate degree in any subject area from an overseas institution and three years’ post-graduation managerial work experience.


  • An undergraduate degree in any subject area from a Chinese university with at least 70-85 percent, and a minimum of three years post-graduation managerial work experience.
Postgraduate Research

In order to apply to a research degree at Aston, you should have a Masters degree from a Chinese university. The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Chinese university from which you have graduated.

In general applicants should be scoring in the range of 75-85 per cent average as a minimum.    

You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers.

Any questions?

Please contact our Regional Team based in China via and we will be more than happy to answer your questions about applying to Aston University.

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