Making an application can be split into the following steps:

  1. Choose your course
  2. Check the entry requirements
  3. Complete the online form. This includes: (i) uploading any relevant documentation, (ii) submitting a research proposal (research programmes only), (iii) completing your personal details
  4. We'll consider your application and contact you if we require any additional information/documents
  5. A decision will be communicated to you via email 


Aston Online Programmes

Aston Online provides MSc courses that you are able to complete 100% online. 

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MBA Programmes

See MBA online application guidance notes


What can I apply for?

Our online application form is a quick and easy way to apply for all of our non-UCAS courses, which include:

  • Research postgraduate programmes in all Schools
  • Taught postgraduate programmes in all Schools
  • MBA programmes
  • Foundation Degrees 
  • International Foundation programmes
  • Exchange programmes

Please note:  All undergraduate full-time applications, including international, must be submitted via UCAS.  

Information for international applicants

Aston University welcomes students from all countries. 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. In general, you will need to have the equivalent of a UK first or upper-second class honours degree from your country. We will also consider any significant work experience that you may have. Entry requirements vary between the different programmes and the Grade Point Average (GPA) marks/overall percentage will also vary.

Students are requested to submit their certified university transcripts (translated into English), with their application. The list below gives an indication of the qualifications we consider from some countries.

Sample entry requirements for entry onto Masters programmes 

AfricaBachelors degree with a minimum Second Class Upper (2:1) from a recognised institution
Australia  Good Bachelors Honours degree (four years) 
China Minimum average of 80% in Bachelors degree (four years study) from a recognised university
India First class Bachelors Honours degree (minimum 60-70% depending on institution and subject area) from a recognised institution
IndonesiaS1 (Sarjana) with good GPA (usually 3.0 from a good university)
JapanGood Bachelor degree usually a minimum of 75% from a recognised university
KazakhstanGood Bakalavr from a recognised university with a minimum average of 4/5.
MalaysiaGood Bachelors Honours degree
Middle EastBachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8/3.0 and 3.4/5.0 from a recognised institution

Bachelors degree (four years) with a minimum GPA of 3.0/first class from a recognised institution 

Bachelors degree (three years) PLUS Masters Degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0/ first class from a recognised institution

RussiaGood Bakalavr from a recognised institution
SingaporeGood Bachelors degree
TaiwanBachelors degree (four years study) with good GPA (usually 75% from a national university; usually 80% from a private university)
ThailandBachelors degree with good GPA (usually 3.0 from a good university)
TurkeyLisans Diplomasi with good marks
VietnamGood Bachelors (Tot Nghiep Dai Hoc) degree (usually 7/10) from a recognised university