Applications for January 2023 are now open!
Aston University is known for its friendly campus community with students from over 120 different countries. As an Aston student you’ll be better prepared for your future career from sharing your classroom with international students from all over the world.
Aston University has a proud network of Global Ambassadors, made up of international students who share their story and experience of studying at Aston with others around the world.
Global Ambassadors represent Aston University in many different ways, such as attending events and Open Days, making videos and posting on social media, and speaking to people about what life is like as an international student at Aston.
The Global Ambassador scholarship of £3,000 is for students who want to be the future face of Aston University. We are looking for students who can represent us on the global stage and tell future generations of students what Aston is like. You will be proud, passionate and a great communicator. You must be a keen user of social media with ambitions to become an international social media influencer. As well as receiving the scholarship, you will also be given priority consideration for paid work with the international marketing and recruitment team, which will provide valuable work experience.
How much is this scholarship worth?
Successful applicants will be awarded £3,000 to help with tuition fees. Successful applicants are required to become a Global Ambassador and will help to represent Aston University flexibly alongside their studies.
As well as receiving the scholarship, you will also be given priority consideration for paid work with the international marketing and recruitment team, which will provide valuable work experience.
Who can apply?
International students from any country (including the EU). This scholarship is available for students applying to undergraduate (excluding Medicine) and postgraduate taught courses (excluding MBA, Postgraduate Diploma for Overseas Pharmacists (OSPAP) and distance learning courses) starting in January 2023.
For more details on eligibility see the scholarship terms and conditions.
Please note, postgraduate research students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
What type of student is likely to receive this scholarship?
Aston University welcomes students from all backgrounds. We take pride in our diverse student body who come not only from all over the world but also from a wide range of social and educational backgrounds. This scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate the enthusiasm, pride and ability to represent Aston University and share their experience with others.
How do I apply?
To apply for a scholarship, you will need to apply for an Aston University course first. Once you have received an offer to study an Aston University course, 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.
Please create a 1 minute video to answer the question - "Why did you choose to study at Aston University?'
- To ensure a fair application process, if your video is longer than 1 minute we will only consider the first 1 minute of the video.
- Please upload your video to YouTube (or an alternative platform such as Bilibili if YouTube is not available in your country) and submit the link on the ‘Global Ambassador Scholarship application’ page on My Aston Portal (MAP).
When is the deadline?
For courses starting in January 2023, the deadline to apply for this scholarship is:
- 23:59 UK time on Sunday 11th December 2022
The deadline that successful applicants will receive a response by is:
- Friday 23rd December 2022
Top tips for recording your video
- Record your video on your phone or laptop.
- Make sure your device is level with your face.
- Film indoors to avoid background noise.
- Avoid filming with your back to a window.
- Keep your device still whilst filming.
- Be innovative - show us your creative skills.
- Show us that you’re proud, passionate and a great communicator.
What happens next?
If your application is successful, you will be awarded £3,000 to help with tuition fees. Successful applicants are required to become a Global Ambassador and will help to represent Aston University flexibly alongside their studies. Read the full terms and conditions.
We will contact you by email to let you know if your application was successful. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
You can only receive one scholarship but you are able to apply for multiple scholarships. If you are successful in being awarded multiple scholarships, the highest value scholarship will be awarded to you. Scholarships will automatically be credited to your student account in the form of a tuition fee reduction.