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 Pakistan

Country Manager

Hristina Dimova, International Student Recruitment Officer hristina

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. Contact Hristina and she will be more than happy to answer your questions and provide more information on our entry requirements.

 

Education Agents

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

Past / Upcoming events

Hristina regularly visits Pakistan and you will be able to speak to her in-person In Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. She is likely to travel to Pakistan in February 2023 and instructions of dates and times of the events she will attend will be issued here soon. If you can’t make the dates/times, feel free to contact her at the email above.

Scholarships for Pakistani students

Regional Scholarships

Details of our scholarships for September 2023 for Pakistani students will be released on this page at the beginning of November 2022.

Scholarships for all international students

Aston University also offers a wide range of scholarships for all international students.
 

Entry Criteria

English Language Requirements

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

International Foundation Programme/ International Year One

To progress to a Bachelors degree, you will be required to complete a recognised International Foundation Programme or an International Year One if you have:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC or HSC);
  • Intermediate Certificate; or
  • Diploma of Faculty of Arts / Science (FA / FSc)

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
  • Develop further research study skills at master's level
  • Receive specialised university progression support

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

Undergraduate programmes

To progress to a Bachelors Degree, you will be required to complete a recognised International Foundation Programme or an International Year One if you have:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC or HSC)
  • Intermediate Certificate Diploma of Faculty of Arts / Science (FA / FSc)

Find out more about the ONCAMPUS Aston, our International Pathway Centre here.

If you are on the path to study A-Level or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, you can find our requirements for those qualifications on the individual course pages.

Master's Foundation Programme (Pre-Masters)

Students who hold a Bachelors Degree, but do not meet the criteria listed below for Postgraduate Masters degree, can apply for a one-year Master's Foundation Programme and then progress to postgraduate study.

For detailed entry requirements for admission onto the Master's Foundation or the Aston Graduate Diploma, please visit the ONCAMPUS Entry Requirements page.

For the list of postgraduate programmes you may progress to after Master's Foundation or the Aston Graduate Diploma 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
  • Develop further research study skills at master's level
  • Receive specialised university progression support

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

Postgraduate Masters

We would typically require a Bachelors Degree from a recognised university and look at the percentage score first. Where a percentage score is not available, we would request a CGPA. 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.

If you do not have the equivalent grades below, you can still see if you can apply for our Master's Foundation Programme. For more details click on the drop down field above. 

British Degree Equivalents

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2.1

2.2

Pakistani Universities Tiers*

 

 

 

Tier 1

70% or a CGPA of 3.0

60% or a CGPA of 2.8

55% or a CGPA of 2.6

Tier 2

CGPA of 3.2

CGPA of 3.0

CGPA of 2.8

Tier 3

90% or CGPA of 3.6

80% or CGPA of 3.4

70% or a CGPA of 3.2

Pakistani Universities Tier Guide

Postgraduate Research

Students must have completed a Masters degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 or 75%.

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

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