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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.

Nepal

English Language Requirements

You may be eligible for a waiver on the English language requirement if you have successfully completed your Standard 12th qualification with an Indian National Board such as Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE/ISCE) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and have scored a minimum of 75% in Standard 12th English. 

However, students studying the below curriculum may be eligible for a waiver from taking the English Language Test.

QualificationMinimum English grade required
ICSE (Standard 12th)

75%

CBSE (Standard 12th)75%
International Baccalaureate (Standard Level/ Higher Level5
General Certificate of Secondary Education
(GSCE)
C

While students who have successfully completed their Standard 12th qualification with the Nepalese National Examination Board (NEB) cannot get a waiver on the English language requirements, you can take one of the accepted English Language Qualifications listed on our English language requirements page.
 

International Foundation and International Year One Programmes

Students who are not eligible for undergraduate studies starting Year 1 may apply for a one-year International Foundation Programme and then progress to an undergraduate programme. After successfully completing a pathway programme, students are guaranteed entry to an undergraduate programme (Integrated CAS Route) at Aston University.

Alternatively, you could also explore our International Year One pathway with OnCampus for progression to Year Two if your grades are marginally under our direct entry requirement.

The list of programmes you can progress to at Aston University can be found here.

For detailed eligibility criteria for International Foundation Programme and the International Year One progression routes, please visit the OnCampus Entry Requirements page

Benefits of a pathway programme at ONCAMPUS Aston include the chance to:

  • Improve English language abilities
  • Develop academic and study skills, such as writing, reading and presentation
  • Understand how to be successful in a UK university
  • Develop further research study skills at master's level
  • Receive specialised university progression support

ONCAMPUS Aston takes place within Aston University's campus so students can enjoy all of the facilities available to university students. 

Undergraduate Programme

We accept students with International School Qualifications such as IGCSE, and IB for direct entry onto our Undergraduate programmes in addition to one of the Indian National Boards such as Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE/ISCE) or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Nepalese National Education Board (NEB). The equivalent entry requirements for the Indian and Nepalese qualifications as below are in line with the international qualifications as on the respective course pages under the ‘Entry Requirements’ section.
 

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ICSE/CBSE/NEB (percentage)85%80%75%70%65%60%55%45%
NEB (GPA) of 4 GPA3.43.23.02.82.62.42.21.8
NEB (Letter Grade)AB+B+BBC+C+C

 

Some programmes’ entry requirements might have specific GCSE (equivalent Standard 10th requirements) as well and will be stated in the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of the programme page. The GCSE equivalencies are as follows:

 CBSEICSENEBNEB
 XthXthXth/SEE -
Before 2017
Xth/SEE - 
2017 onwards
GCSE Maths Grade BB170%70%2.8 GPA of 4
GCSE Maths Grade CB260%60%2.4 GPA of 4

If the programme of your choice has additional subject requirements, this will be assessed at the time of the assessment of your application. All Undergraduate applications have to apply to Aston University via UCAS.

If you are not eligible for direct entry, you can follow the International Foundation or the International Year One route above to progress to an undergraduate degree programme of your choice at Aston University. 

If you have or you are on the path to study a different qualification and need further clarification on your eligibility, please contact us at astonnepal@aston.ac.uk for evaluation. 

Pathways to Postgraduate Masters

If you have an Undergraduate Diploma or a Higher National Diploma and wish to progress to a Masters programme at Aston University, you may study the OnCampus Aston Graduate Diploma as a route to one of our Postgraduate programmes. 

Students who hold a Bachelors Degree, but are not eligible for direct entry on a postgraduate programme may apply for a one-year Pre-Masters and then progress to postgraduate study.

For detailed entry requirements for admission onto Pre-Masters or the Aston Graduate Diploma, please visit the OnCampus Entry Requirements page.

For the list of postgraduate programmes, you may progress to after Pre-Masters or the Aston Graduate Diploma programme can be found here.

Benefits of a pathway programme at ONCAMPUS Aston include the chance to:

  • Improve English language abilities
  • Develop academic and study skills, such as writing, reading and presentation
  • Understand how to be successful in a UK university
  • Develop further research study skills at master's level
  • Receive specialised university progression support

ONCAMPUS Aston takes place within Aston University's campus so students can enjoy all of the facilities available to university students. 
 

Postgraduate Masters - Direct Entry

Students must have completed a relevant Bachelors degree with the minimum UK equivalent GPA required for entry onto a Masters programme in line with the grades below.

Students graduating from:

  • Kathmandu University
  • Pokhara University
  • Tribhuvan University

Would need to score:

  • A minimum of 2.6 CGPA on a 4 CGPA grading scale for entry onto programmes that require a 2:2 UK equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of 3.0 CGPA on a 4 CGPA grading scale for entry onto programmes that require a 2:1 UK equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 3.4 CGPA on a 4 CGPA grading scale for entry onto programmes that require a First-Class UK equivalent qualification.

Students graduating from any Nepalese Institution not listed above would need to score:

  • A minimum of 2.8 CGPA on a 4 CGPA grading scale for entry onto programmes that require a 2:2 UK equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of 3.2 CGPA on a 4 CGPA grading scale for entry onto programmes that require a 2:1 UK equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 3.6 CGPA on a 4 CGPA grading scale for entry onto programmes that require a First-Class UK equivalent qualification.

Some programmes might have additional subject requirements, which will be assessed at the time of the assessment of your application.
 

Postgraduate Research

Students must have completed a Masters degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of 2:1 UK equivalent degree classification.


All PhD applicants need to contact the research groups directly with their individual research proposal.

Nepal Regional and International Scholarships 

Aston University offers a range of scholarships to support Nepalese students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Excellence in Engineering Scholarship 

How much is this scholarship worth?

Successful applicants will be awarded £4,000 to help with tuition fees.

Who can apply?

Students from Nepal can apply. This scholarship is available for students applying to full-time College of Engineering and Physical Sciences postgraduate taught programmes starting in September 2022.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarships, all students are required to meet the criteria listed below : 

  1. Hold a UK Equivalent First Class Degree – Please refer to our Postgraduate entry requirements section to check if you have a UK First Class equivalent grade.
     
  2. The student has accepted their offer and paid their deposit within their original deadline, with no deadline extension. 
     
  3. The student is a citizen and a permanent resident of the country. For evidence, you can upload your Aadhaar Card/PAN Card.
     
  4. The student holds a rank within the top 25 at their institution (class batch) and have studied their Undergraduate qualification in India (please provide a document/letter/email to astonnepal@aston.ac.uk from your university stating this).
     
  5. The student is able to demonstrate a clear 'use' of their programme of study. This should be indicated clearly in your personal statement at the time of your application to study at Aston University. 
     
  6. The student is not sponsored by an institution/government/company 

For more details on eligibility see the scholarship terms and conditions.

Please note, postgraduate research students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How do I apply?

To apply for the scholarship, you will first need to apply for an Aston University course first and make sure you accept and confirm your place to study at the university by the original deadline. 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. These scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis of deposit payments. 

When is the deadline?

For courses starting in September 2022, the deadline to apply for this scholarship is: 

Round 1: midnight UK time on Monday 7 March 2022 
Round 2: midnight UK time on Thursday 31 March 
Round 3: midnight UK time on Saturday 30 April 2022 
Round 4: midnight UK time on Tuesday 31 May 2022 

The deadline that applicants will receive a response by is: 

Round 1: Monday 21 March 2022 
Round 2: Monday 18 April 2022 
Round 3: Monday 16 May 2022 
Round 4: Monday 20 June 2022 

What happens next?

If your application is successful, you will be awarded £4000 to help with your tuition fee. We will contact you by email if you are awarded this scholarship. Please note, we will communicate scholarship decisions 2 weeks after each deadline date. If you have any further questions, you are welcome to contact us at astonnepal@aston.ac.uk

Future Leaders Scholarship

How much is this scholarship worth?

Successful applicants will be awarded £4,000 to help with tuition fees.

Who can apply?

Students from Nepal can apply. This scholarship is available for students applying to full-time College of Business and Social Sciences postgraduate taught programmes (excluding MBA) starting in September 2022.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarships, all students are required to meet the criteria listed below : 

  1. Hold a UK Equivalent First Class Degree – Please refer to our Postgraduate entry requirements section to check if you have a UK First Class equivalent grade. 
     
  2. The student has accepted their offer and paid their deposit within their original deadline, with no deadline extension.  
     
  3. The student is a citizen and a permanent resident of the country. For evidence, you can upload your Aadhaar Card/PAN Card. 
     
  4. The student holds a rank within the top 25 at their institution (class batch) and have studied their Undergraduate qualification in India (please provide a document/letter/email to astonnepal@aston.ac.uk from your university stating this). 
  5. The student is able to demonstrate a clear 'use' of their programme of study. This should be indicated clearly in your personal statement at the time of your application to study at Aston University. 
     
  6. The student is not sponsored by an institution/government/company 

For more details on eligibility see the scholarship terms and conditions.


Please note, postgraduate research students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How do I apply?

To apply for the scholarship, you will first need to apply for an Aston University course first and make sure you accept and confirm your place to study at the university by the original deadline. 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. These scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis of deposit payments.

When is the deadline?

For courses starting in September 2022, the deadline to apply for this scholarship is: 

  • Round 1: midnight UK time on Monday 7 March 2022 
  • Round 2: midnight UK time on Thursday 31 March 2022
  • Round 3: midnight UK time on Saturday 30 April 2022 
  • Round 4: midnight UK time on Tuesday 31 May 2022 

The deadline that applicants will receive a response by is: 

 

  • Round 1: Monday 21 March 2022 
  • Round 2: Monday 18 April 2022 
  • Round 3: Monday 16 May 2022 
  • Round 4: Monday 20 June 2022 

What happens next?

If your application is successful, you will be awarded £4000 to help with your tuition fee. We will contact you by email if you are awarded this scholarship. Please note, we will communicate scholarship decisions 2 weeks after each deadline date. If you have any further questions, you are welcome to contact us at astonnepal@aston.ac.uk

Health Professional Scholarship 

How much is this scholarship worth?

Successful applicants will be awarded £4,000 to help with tuition fees.

Who can apply?

Students from Nepal can apply. This scholarship is available for students applying to full-time College of Health and Life Sciences postgraduate taught programmes (excluding PgDip/MSc OSPAP) starting in September 2022.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarships, all students are required to meet the criteria listed below : 

  1. Hold a UK Equivalent First Class Degree – Please refer to our Postgraduate entry requirements section to check if you have a UK First Class equivalent grade. 
     
  2.   The student has accepted their offer and paid their deposit within their original deadline, with no deadline extension. 
     
  3.  The student is a citizen and a permanent resident of the country. For evidence, you can upload your Aadhaar Card/PAN Card.
     
  4.  The student holds a rank within the top 25 at their institution (class batch) and have studied their Undergraduate qualification in India (please provide a document/letter/email to astonnepal@aston.ac.uk from your university stating this).
     
  5. The student is able to demonstrate a clear 'use' of their programme of study. This should be indicated clearly in your personal statement at the time of your application to study at Aston University. 
     
  6.  The student is not sponsored by an institution/government/company 

For more details on eligibility see the scholarship terms and conditions.

Please note, postgraduate research students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How do I apply?

To apply for the scholarship, you will first need to apply for an Aston University course first and make sure you accept and confirm your place to study at the university by the original deadline. 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. These scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis of deposit payments. 

When is the deadline?

For courses starting in September 2022, the deadline to apply for this scholarship is: 

Round 1: midnight UK time on Monday 7 March 2022 
Round 2: midnight UK time on Thursday 31 March 2022
Round 3: midnight UK time on Saturday 30 April 2022 
Round 4: midnight UK time on Tuesday 31 May 2022 

The deadline that applicants will receive a response by is: 

Round 1: Monday 21 March 2022 
Round 2: Monday 18 April 2022 
Round 3: Monday 16 May 2022 
Round 4: Monday 20 June 2022 

What happens next?

If your application is successful, you will be awarded £4000 to help with your tuition fee. We will contact you by email if you are awarded this scholarship. Please note, we will communicate scholarship decisions 2 weeks after each deadline date. If you have any further questions, you are welcome to contact us at astonnepal@aston.ac.uk

Contact us 

You may contact us via astonnepal@aston.ac.uk and we will be more than happy to answer your questions. Our email turn-around time is 1-2 business days.

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Meet us 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible for our in-country representatives to meet students in person at events across Nepal. In the meantime, you can meet our team at a number of virtual fairs.

Check the list below for upcoming events we are attending. We can't wait to meet you there and tell you more about Aston University.

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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 with their application and visa process. Find Aston University representatives in your country