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Aston University

Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston, which was founded in 1895 and gained its royal university charter in 1966, offers a broad range of courses with particular success in business, science, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and languages. The university is made up of five schools: Engineering and Applied Science, Life and Health Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences, the Aston Medical School and the Aston Business School. It has a total student body of over 11,000 students, comprising around 10,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates.

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Aston University
Aston University
Aston University
URBAN
Estd
1895
Institution
PUBLIC
Campus
URBAN
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
September/October 2024

Aston University is a public research university situated at Gosta Green, in the city centre of Birmingham, England. Aston, which was founded in 1895 and gained its royal university charter in 1966, offers a broad range of courses with particular success in business, science, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and languages. The university is made up of five schools: Engineering and Applied Science, Life and Health Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences, the Aston Medical School and the Aston Business School. It has a total student body of over 11,000 students, comprising around 10,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduates.

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It has extensive study, research, social, student support and accommodation facilities with a campus accommodation guarantee scheme for first year postgraduate students. More than 70% of the 10,000 or so undergraduates take sandwich placement years or years abroad. The university is proud of its student diversity, links with industry and excellent graduate employment record. The library is spread over four floors and holds more than 250,000 books and 800 periodicals with room for around 700 reading spaces.

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
10,050 2,445 32% 20:9

It also has access to nearly 3,500 electronic journals and 40 electronic databases. The university campus is spread across 60 acres of land in the Gosta Green area of Birmingham and comes complete with a swimming pool, sports centres, a library, cafés, restaurants, pubs, and shops, hairdressers, health centres and lots of green space. It is a self-contained campus right in the centre of Birmingham – just five minutes' walk from the Bullring shopping centre and 15 minutes' walk from the stations – so you're perfectly placed to take full advantage of the shops, travel links and nightlife.

Notable Alumni:

  • Stand-up comedian Frankie Boyle

  • BBC journalist Ivan Noble

  • Senior international correspondent at CNN, Nic Robertson.

Undergraduate

Design Engineering BEng
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 Years 

Undergraduate

English Language and Sociology BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 Years 

Postgraduate

Computer Science MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Psychology (Conversion) MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Postgraduate

Accounting and Finance MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 

Undergraduate

Business and Politics BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 Years 

Undergraduate

Business Computing and IT BSc (Hons)
Tution Fees
Duration
 3 Years 

Postgraduate

International Business MSc
Tution Fees
Duration
 1 Year 
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English Language Requirements:

Aston University, renowned for its global outlook, maintains consistent English language entry requirements for applicants from all countries. Proficiency in English is a key prerequisite, typically evaluated through recognized language proficiency tests such as IELTS or TOEFL. The university sets a standard benchmark to ensure that students possess the language skills necessary for effective communication and academic success in their chosen programs. In addition to language proficiency, Aston University may consider alternative qualifications or language tests. Aston University accepts the following English language tests:

Undergraduate Courses:

1) IELTS: 6.5 overall with two bands at 5.5 and other bands at 6.0 and above
2) Pearson PTE: 67 overall with two bands at 59 and other bands at 64 and above
3) TOEFL (IBT): 93 overall with R: 12, W: 20, L: 11, S: 17
4) LanguageCert: Overall High Pass with 39/50 in each skill

Postgraduate Courses:

1) IELTS: 6.5 overall with two bands at 5.5 and other bands at 6.0 and above
2) Pearson PTE: 67 overall with two bands at 59 and other bands at 64 and above
3) TOEFL (IBT): 93 overall with R: 12, W: 20, L: 11, S: 17
4) LanguageCert: Overall High Pass with 39/50 in each skill

Note: If your recently passed English language qualification is not listed here please look at individual English language qualification requirements before proceeding.

Academic Requirements:

Aston University, located in the center of Birmingham, the UK's second-largest city; is one of the leading career-focused universities in the UK, dedicated to providing real-world experience to all of our students.
Aston University maintains consistent entry requirements for students from all countries, ensuring a fair and transparent admissions process. Whilst you can find specific details of Aston University's international qualification requirements under the Your Country’ page. Academic qualifications serve as the foundation, with applicants typically expected to have completed secondary education with recognized qualifications such as A-levels, IB, or equivalent credentials.

Proficiency in English is paramount, necessitating successful completion of language proficiency tests like IELTS or TOEFL. This ensures students can fully engage in coursework and communicate effectively in a diverse academic environment. Additionally, Aston University may consider personal statements and recommendation letters as part of the application process, providing applicants with an opportunity to highlight their unique strengths, experiences, and motivations.

Furthermore, specific program prerequisites and additional criteria may apply, depending on the chosen course of study. Prospective students are encouraged to thoroughly review the requirements for their intended program on the 'individual course page' to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the application process. By maintaining standardized yet adaptable entry requirements, Aston University demonstrates its commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community of learners from around the globe.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International undergraduate students who put Aston as their first choice are guaranteed accommodation for the duration of their course. For subsequent years after their first year, they must apply by the deadline date for returning students.

  • All accommodation is on the university campus. It is self-catered, with Internet access.

  • International students are allocated with home and EU students.

  • Students do not have to move out during the Christmas and Easter vacations. They move out at the end of the licence period after term 3. However, students can apply to stay on campus during the summer vacation and many international students do this.

  • Three thousand rooms in total, all on campus, all en-suite.

  • Self-catering accommodation ranges from £119 to £133 a week for 42-week letting periods including bills and internet access.

  • There are no travel costs as all accommodation is on campus.

  • Meal plans available. About £300 a term will buy you two meals a day.

  • All accommodation has been completed in the last 15 years.

Conditional Offer Unconditional Offer CAS
2 Week 1 Week 1 Week

Undergraduate

Aston Villa Scholarship
International (non-EU) students may apply for a 5% discount on tuition fees through  partnership with Aston Villa Football Club

Postgraduate Taught

Aston Excellence - £3,500-£5,000
Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £5000 each to students holding exceptional results.

Partner Awards

  • Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees.

  • Alumni Bursary

  • Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees.

  • Automatic Merit - £2,000

  • Students from a country achieving a UK 2:1-degree classification, or a local equivalent, will automatically be awarded a scholarship of £2,000.

Postgraduate Research

The university has many studentships and funded research opportunities available, including a scheme to launch 50 Prize Fellowships and Prize Studentships in celebration of our 50th year.

MBA Scholarship

MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and
knowledge with the Aston MBA. MBA Regional Scholarship in order to encourage a diverse mix of applicants and to award outstanding achievement from the highest calibre of students from around the world, they are pleased to offer the following regional scholarship of up to £6000

  • India

  • Nigeria

  • Thailand

  • China

In order to be considered for regional scholarship, candidates will have to be resident of the above regions and be able to demonstrate how they can become an ambassador of the Aston MBA programme once they complete their studies. Full Time MBA only there are numerous other scholarships. Kindly refer to the university website for detailed qualifications required.

Other Scholarships:

You can also apply for the British Government's Chevening Scholarships, and a variety of private agencies and charities for scholarships, bursaries and grants to study in the UK. For more information visit the British Council website or the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.
 

Some key facts of  Aston University

  • The Complete University Guide 2018 :  49

  • World University Rankings 2017 : 351-400

  • The Guardian University League Tables 2018 : 51

  • QS World University Ranking 2018:  373

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