International students can study a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Aston University through ONCAMPUS Aston, our International Pathway Centre.

We welcome international students to study our pathway programmes across a range of subject areas including business, finance, engineering, the health professions and law.

International Pathway Programmes:

  • Foundation
  • International Year One
  • Pre-Masters
Why study at Aston University?
  • Awarded Triple Gold – the highest possible rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023
  • Top 30% globally (QS World University Rankings, 2024)
  • University of the Year Runner Up for Graduate Employment (Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2024)
  • Shortlisted for Business School of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards, 2023)
  • 25th overall in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2024) 
  • Top 10% globally for international students (Study Abroad Aide, World Rankings for Best Universities for International Students, 2024)
  • 22nd the UK for students’ career prospects following graduation (Guardian University Guide, 2024)
  • Top 10 in the UK for ‘Graduate Prospects On-Track’ (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • 18th in the UK for graduate prospects and 22nd for continuation rate (Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2024)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Rankings, 2023) 
  • 22nd the UK for students’ career prospects following graduation (Guardian University Guide, 2024)
Pathway Programme Benefits
  • Guaranteed progression, subject to qualifications, performance and progression pathway
  • Full university experience that prepares you academically and culturally for your degree, and for life in the UK
  • English language support
  • Develop your academic research and writing skills
  • An introduction to your chosen subject area
  • Enter with a lower English Language (IELTS) score and develop your English while studying

Your questions answered

How can I apply to study at ONCAMPUS Aston?

You can apply through the ONCAMPUS Aston webpage.

Can I still apply for the Aston University international foundation courses?

The Aston University international foundation courses are now closed.

You can still study an international foundation course at Aston University through ONCAMPUS Aston, our International Pathway Centre.

Is progression to an Aston University degree guaranteed?

If you successfully complete the ONCAMPUS Aston programme and achieve the required grades for progression, you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen Aston University degree. For a list of course and progression requirements, please check the ONCAMPUS course finder.

Will I be able to use the University labs and other facilities, or will everything be separate?

You will be studying on Aston University's campus and have full access to all of the University services and facilities, such as lab equipment, library, IT, Students' Union as well as other student services.

Where is the ONCAMPUS Aston Centre located?

The ONCAMPUS Aston Centre is situated in the main building of Aston University's campus.

How far is the Aston University campus from the centre of Birmingham?

The Aston University campus is located in the city centre of Birmingham, all you need to do is cross the road from the campus.