Published on 14/06/2022
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  • Future You scholarships are open to UK postgraduate students starting in September 2022
  • Up to 100 scholarships on offer worth £2,200 each
  • Scholarships celebrate Aston University’s status as an Official University of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Aston University has launched a new scholarship scheme to celebrate its status as an Official University of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Future You scholarships are open to UK postgraduate students starting their course at Aston University in September 2022. Up to 100 scholarships worth £2,200 each are available.

To be eligible to apply, students must hold an offer for one of Aston University’s full-time, on campus MA or MSc programmes.

Applicants are required to provide a 500-word personal statement to explain how they will benefit from the opportunities provided by Aston University and the city of Birmingham during their period of study.

Louise Foster-Agg, director of admissions at Aston University, said:

“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will create unprecedented opportunities for our city and region, as the eyes of the world turn to Birmingham. They will transform the city and leave a lasting legacy for years to come.

“Aston University is proud to be an Official University of the Games and we are delighted to be able to offer these scholarships as part of that legacy.”

The deadline for applications is 8 August.

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Saskia Loer Hansen is the interim Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University was named University of the Year 2020 by The Guardian and the University’s full time MBA programme has been ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking. The Aston MBA has been ranked 12th in the UK and 85th in the world.

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