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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.

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.
  • The Guardian has named us the University of the Year, saying that Aston “shone out for its commitment to social mobility, diversity and sustainability.
  • 2% of graduates in professional jobs or further study (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • We scored 83.4% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey.
  • Aston has been ranked top 200 in the world, earning 5 stars for Employability (QS Graduate Employability World Rankings 2019)
  • Through the Aston placement year, students gain valuable experience to take into the workplace. Each year, Aston’s Careers + Placements team arrange over 200 visits from employers on campus.

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Awards and Achievements

  • University of the Year, and the most value added (Guardian 2020)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (Times Higher Education Awards 2020)
  • Top 100 in the world for business & management (QS, 2021)
  • 31st in the UK for career prospects (Guardian 2021).
  • A leader in global sustainability (Guardian 2020)
  • TEF Gold

Scholarship Information

Aston has a large scholarship scheme open to highly talented and motivated students wishing to enhance their career prospects at Aston.

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship
An award of GBP 8,000 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.

Global Ambassador Scholarship
GBP 3,000 is on offer for 25 students who can represent the university and tell future students from all around the world what Aston is like. Recipients of the scholarship will also be considered for paid roles within Aston’s international marketing and recruitment team.

Global Excellence Scholarship
Awards of GBP 2,000 – 5,000 are available to high achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students. Those whose qualifications meet the requirements will automatically be offered a scholarship.

Aston University

Aston University,
B4 7ET,
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)121 204 3000

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Yihao Wang

I chose to study an an NCUK qualification as it was a reliable and effective way of me progressing 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

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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.

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