Aston University

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International Foundation Year

International Year One

Accounting and Finance

Business Management


Master's Preparation / Pre-Sessional

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At Aston, students and staff are driven by passion and purpose.

Dating back to 1895, Aston University is a long-established institution known globally for its high-quality teaching. Degrees are focused on employability, enterprise, and entrepreneurship. Students benefit from the university’s career-enhancing education opportunities and the many links to local and global businesses in the UK’s second-largest city.

Aston is a diverse and friendly campus university set in the heart of Birmingham. Over 3,000 international students from more than 120 countries call it home. All are encouraged to take part in work placements or similar professional opportunities during their studies and are given opportunities throughout their degree to enhance their employability.

Progress to Aston University with NCUK

The NCUK International Foundation Year provides direct entry into the first year of more than 70 undergraduate degree courses at Aston University including Medicine, Business, Law, Engineering and many more. The NCUK International Year One provides direct entry into the second year of the following degree programmes at Aston University: BEng (Hons) Design Engineering; BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance; BSc (Hons) Business and Management; BSc (Hons) Human Resources and Business Management; BSc (Hons) International Business and Management; BSc (Hons) Marketing; and LLB Law.

For postgraduate study, the NCUK Master’s Preparation provides entry into 40+ postgraduate degree courses. Use the NCUK University Course Finder to view full entry requirements and search for your dream Aston University degree programme today.

Students at Aston University.

Students at Aston University.

Why Choose Aston University?

  • You will be based right in the heart of Birmingham, a vibrant, diverse, and exciting student city. It is the UK’s fastest-improving city and has hundreds of local independent businesses.
  • 22nd overall in the UK (Guardian, 2023).
  • Top 20 in the UK for Career Prospects (WhatUni Rankings, 2023).
  • 21st in the UK for the proportion of graduates in professional jobs or further study within 15 months of degree completion (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • Top 30 in the UK for Graduate Career Prospects (The Times and the Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022)
  • Aston scored 76% overall satisfaction in the 2022 National Student Survey.
  • Aston’s Careers and Placements Team was recognised as the ‘best university placement team’ in the National University Employability (NUE) Awards 2022.

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For those who are interested in applying for finance or investment subjects, I would advise them to consider Aston University instead of other universities because the courses at the University offer more practical challenges. Especially, the Aston Global Advantage programme, which can help students develop their professional working and interview skills.

Ziqi Liu, NCUK International Foundation Year, MSc Investment Analysis

Ziqi Liu, NCUK International Foundation Year, MSc Investment Analysis

Awards and Achievements

  • Aston is recognised as one of the top 25 universities in the UK (The Guardian, 2023)
  • Aston Business School is among 1% of business schools worldwide to have triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • Top 30 in the UK for Graduate Career Prospects (The Times and The Sunday Times, 2022)

Scholarship Information

Aston University has a range of international scholarships to recognise academic, professional, and personal experience.

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship
The Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship is available for students who can show exceptional academic achievement. Available for both undergraduates and postgraduates, students must be able to demonstrate dedication to their programmes through work experiences, volunteering, or extracurricular activities. View the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship here.

Global Ambassador Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students who can represent the university and tell future students from all around the world what Aston University is like. Recipients of the scholarship will also be considered for paid roles within Aston’s international marketing and recruitment team. View the Global Ambassador Scholarship here.

Women in Engineering Scholarship
The Women in Engineering Scholarship is designed to attract the brightest and best female students to study at Aston University. As well as a tuition fee discount, this scholarship offers successful applicants a programme of mentoring and support throughout their course, along with networking opportunities with business and industry. View the Women in Engineering Scholarship here.

NCUK Scholarships
Aston University is proud to offer a range of exclusive scholarships for international students who are currently studying an NCUK qualification. All NCUK students are welcome to apply for any of the Aston University International Scholarships if they meet the criteria, but in addition to these, we also have scholarships available exclusively to NCUK students. View the NCUK Aston Scholarships here.

Aston University

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Yihao Wang

Yihao Wang

I chose to study for an NCUK qualification as it was a reliable and effective way for me to progress to an NCUK University.

Aston University BSc (Joint Honours) Business Management, Public Policy

Xian Zhang

Xian Zhang

I had excellent access to resources at my NCUK Study Centre in China which helped support me with my studies. I also had help and support with the university application process.

Aston University MSc Finance and Investments

Dongkwan Kang

Dongkwan Kang

For me, all of the subjects and EAP module are very useful to study. The whole NCUK qualification is beneficial for people like me who choose to study abroad.

South Korea
Aston University BSc (Hons) Accounting for Management

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