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.

Brunei

English Language Requirements

See our English language requirements.

Undergraduate programmes

Students with the appropriate A-level grades can apply for year one entry to Aston degree programmes.

Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.

Postgraduate Masters

You can apply for a Masters if you have a first class or 2:1 degree from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston. 

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 come from any subject background, but should have at least a first class or upper second-class degree and a minimum of three years post-graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.

Postgraduate Research

You can apply for a PhD if you have a Masters degree or equivalent from the Universit Brunei Darussalam.

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

Indonesia

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

Malaysia

English Language Requirements

You should have a minimum of 5C in the Cambridge English Language syllabus 1119 (SPM 1119) exam, or provide us with an IELTS or TOEFL qualification.

See our English language requirements.

Undergraduate programmes

Students with a STPM or strong grades in other international secondary school qualifications (for example, Australia or Canada) will be considered for Year 1 entry.

If you have a diploma from a recognised Malaysian institution, you will be considered for direct admission to the second year of undergraduate programmes. You must have a minimum grade B average in the diploma to be considered.

Relevant subjects must have been covered in the diploma.

Postgraduate Masters

You can apply for a Masters with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Malaysian university.  

The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Indonesian university from which you have graduated.

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 a recognised undergraduate degree, in any subject area, and a minimum of three years post-graduation managerial / professional work experience. You should have at good undergraduate degree from a recognised Malaysian university.

Postgraduate Research

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

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

Singapore

English Language Requirements

See our English language requirements.

Undergraduate programmes

Applicants with Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Levels and the Singapore Integrated Programme may be considered for Year 1 entry. Some degree programmes, such as engineering, sciences and languages, require specific subject backgrounds.

Applicants holding a polytechnic diploma from a recognised Singaporean institution, may be considered for direct admission to Year 2. Applicants will have achieved a minimum grade C+ or GPA 2.7+ and a rise in grades in Year 2 of the diploma. Relevant subjects must have been covered in the diploma.  Advanced entry is not granted for degree programmes in Pharmacy, Optometry, Psychology or Biomedical Sciences.

Aston University offer the BSc (Hons) in Medical Bioscience in collaboration with the East Asia Institute of Management (EASB), Singapore

Aston University offer the BSc Optometry and Clinical Practice in collaboration with Parkway College, Singapore

Postgraduate Masters

You can apply for a Masters with an undergraduate degree from a recognised Singaporean university.  

You should have the equivalent of a 2:1 degree classification or minimum GPA average of 3.0 overall from a Singaporean university.  The specific requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Singaporean university from which you have graduated.

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 a recognised undergraduate degree, in any subject area, and a minimum of three years post-graduation managerial / professional work experience. 

You should have the equivalent of a 2:1 degree classification / minimum GPA average of 3.0 overall from a Singaporean university.

Postgraduate Research

In order to apply for a research degree programme, the equivalent of a 2:1 degree classification / minimum GPA average of 3.0 overall from a Singaporean university. 

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

Thailand

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

Vietnam

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

If your country isn't listed here

If you can’t see your country listed here, then please contact Anisha Parmar a.parmar9@aston.ac.uk, our Regional Manager who will be more than happy to answer your questions and provide more information on our entry requirements.

Testimonials

Kunjika Saluja, Thailand

Kunjika Saluja Aston

Originally from Thailand, Kunjika Saluja achieved First Class Honours in BSc Economics and Management at Aston Business School. The integrated placement year gave her the opportunity to gain a year’s work experience in the global procurement team at Xerox. Since graduating, Kunjika has become a Financial Analyst at JP Morgan in Canary Wharf, London.

Why did you choose to study at Aston University?

I found the integrated placement year in Aston a great opportunity for me to gain exposure to the corporate world here in the UK. Usually summer internships don't give you enough experience, therefore doing a full year seemed like a great opportunity to me.

What did you most enjoy about living in Birmingham?

I met amazing people in Birmingham, who are still my great friends today.
The culture is great and there is so much diversity. I love living in a big city! 

What did you most enjoy about your course at Aston University?

My course was a great combination of economics and management modules like accounting. This way, I could enjoy economic analysis whilst also understanding
how to apply it to the real world. 

How valuable was the support you received from teaching staff and careers staff?

My lecturers and the careers staff were always willing to help me if I had any questions which is great support as a student. The modules were taught in an interesting and engaging way which made you eager to learn. 

How did your Aston course prepare you for your career?

My course at Aston gave me the technical skills and professional experience (through placement year) to help me excel at my career. I am doing CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) qualifications now and the modules that I did at Aston have definitely helped me to pass the exams I have done so far. Also, I had great leadership opportunities in Aston that helped me to enhance my CV

BSc Economics and Management

     

    Wong Sai Kit (Ethan), Malaysia

    Wong Sai Kit (Ethan) Aston

    "The reason I chose Aston University was because of its ranking in Financial Time 2016 for masters in management.

    I was so surprised by Aston University’s career and international student support team because of their commitment and support given to international students. Iwan and Elsa have given me a lot of advice and support that I need for applying for jobs and double degree applications.

    Studying at Aston University helped me get exposed to new cultures and meet more international students. This is one of the best parts, as it helped me to expand my network.

    Living in Birmingham is also another great part of studying at Aston University. Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and it is not so busy and crowded like London. Everything is very convenient, and also more cost effective compared to London.

    If you choose to study in the UK, Aston University is definitely one of the best choices."

    MSc International Business

     

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    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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