Aston University

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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 named Aston the University of the Year, saying that the university “shone out for its commitment to social mobility, diversity and sustainability.
  • 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).
  • Aston scored 75% overall satisfaction in the 2021 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 has been recognised as one of the top 25 universities in the UK (The Guardian, 2022)
  • University of the Year (The Guardian, 2020)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (Times Higher Education Awards 2020)
  • Aston Business School is among 1% of business schools worldwide to have triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • 31st in the UK for career prospects (The Guardian, 2022)

Scholarship Information

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

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.

NCUK Partnership Scholarship
An award of GBP 8,000 is available for students who are studying an NCUK qualification in the current academic year.

For more information on all scholarships, visit Aston’s International Scholarships page.

Aston University

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

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.

China
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.

China
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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