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, and its graduates are amongst the highest-paid five years after graduation (LEO, 2021), So, if you’re looking to gain skills that make employers notice you, build industry contacts and connections, achieve chartered status, or even launch a business, it’s time to get excited about your future.

We offer extensive support for our international students, including help with gaining work experience, free English language support, and a range of scholarships that help talented students to achieve their full potential as they experience the UK’s second city.

We're a great choice​

Top 100 in the world

66th in the World

Aston Business School has been ranked 66th in the world and 8th in the UK for Business and Management studies.

THE Award

Shortlisted - Business School of the Year

Aston Business School has been shortlisted in the Business School of the Year 2023.

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​Top 30% Global University

Aston University has been placed in the top 30% of global universities in the 2024 QS World University Rankings.

Why Aston?

Top 30% globally

Aston University is ranked in the top 30% globally in the QS World University Rankings 2024

University of the Year Runner Up for Graduate Employment

Aston is University of the Year Runner Up for Graduate Employment in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide, 2024

Shortlisted for Business School of the Year

Aston University has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards, 2023

25th in the UK

The Guardian University Guide, 2024 ranked Aston University 25th overall and 22nd the UK for students’ career prospects following graduation 

66th in the World

Aston Business School has been ranked 66th in the world for business and management studies (QS World University Rankings By Subject 2024)

Outstanding earnings after graduation

Graduates of Aston University are among the highest paid in the country five years after graduating, according to new data released by the Department for Education.

The 2022 Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data shows that employed Aston University graduates have the 16th largest median salary overall five years after graduation at £33,400.

Aston is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Rankings, 2023)

Top 10 Students’ Union

Aston Students’ Union was rated 8th in the UK in the 2022 What Uni League Table, which is based on votes from more than 30,000 students across the country.

Key accolades over the past few years include:

  • University of the Year, 2020 (The Guardian)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University, 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards)
  • Buildings That Inspire: Aston Students' Union (The Guardian University Awards, 2020)
  • Silver Athena SWAN award for impact towards gender equality

Read more about Aston University's successes, impacts and achievements here.

International Scholarships

We're investing over £2 million in scholarships for international students to help you achieve your career ambitions here at Aston University.

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  • Find out who to contact for help with your application, entry requirements for your country or region, and available scholarships.
How to Apply

Interested in applying? Here's your step-by-step guides to applying to Aston University:

Undergraduate application guide

Postgraduate application guide