Global Pathways

Our partnerships with education providers provide a number of pathways for students to progress to Aston University.

With a high level of criteria and requirements to meet, we understand that gaining entry to our University is not always straightforward for international students. We work with a number of carefully selected partners to make that path easier, ensuring that students are equipped with the right skills, qualifications and confidence to progress to studying a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Aston University.

Kaplan International Pathways – Study in London

At Kaplan International College London, you will benefit from small class sizes, personalised teaching and dedicated support to achieve your goals. You will also get to experience life in the buzz of UK’s capital city before moving to Birmingham.

Undergraduate pathways 

You can study a foundation course and progress to the first year of our undergraduate courses.  

For the following courses, you will be able to progress straight to the second year by studying an International Year One programme:

For more details, visit the Kaplan website.

Postgraduate pathways 

If you have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but it does not meet the requirements to study at Aston, you can study a pre-Masters course. 

For more details, visit the Kaplan website.

NCUK – Study at one of 80+ centres around the world 

Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain access to university. 

You have a choice of over 80 study centres worldwide to study the skills and qualifications you need to succeed at university, including the language preparation module, English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Six £5,000 scholarships are available for 2021 entry. Please contact Jane Dunn via email for more information on applying.

Undergraduate pathways 

You can study the NCUK International Foundation Year and gain entry to the first year of our undergraduate degrees.  

You can also study the NCUK International Year One programme and gain entry to the second year of the following programmes: 

For more information, visit the NCUK website.

Postgraduate pathways 

You can study a pre-Master’s programme and gain the qualifications and skills you need to study a Master’s programme at Aston. 

For more information, visit the NCUK website.

INTO London World Education Centre

Based in London’s financial district and close to the trendy Shoreditch area, INTO London’s modern study centre is a great place to learn and immerse yourself into life in a new country.

Undergraduate pathways 

You can study an International Foundation Year programme to gain entry to the first year of one of our undergraduate degrees. 

There is also an option to study to gain entry straight to year two for the following programmes: 

For more information, visit INTO’s website.

Postgraduate pathways

You can study a pre-Master’s course at INTO to prepare you for Master’s study at Aston University. 

For more information, visit INTO’s website.

Bellerbys College – study in Brighton, Cambridge or London 

Bellerbys College has over 50 years of experience preparing international students for university in the UK, and has a reputation for consistently achieving high exam results.  

As a student at Bellerbys, you will receive excellent teaching in a safe, secure and happy environment and be fully supported to achieve your full potential.

Undergraduate programmes 

You can study A Levels or a Foundation course and progress to a range of undergraduate courses at Aston University. 

You can also study the Undergraduate Year One in Business and Management to progress to Year two of the following courses at Aston University: 


“I was part of Bellerbys elite medics programme which involved preparations for interviews and support throughout my application. It also gave me a bird's-eye view of how medical life is going to be. Aston Medical School is patient-centred and helps students to develop the core competencies in medicine.” 

Hossein Abdolmohammadpour Bonab, MBChB Medicine

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