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Aston University

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Aston University is located in the centre of Birmingham city, the UK’s second largest city, which is famous for its thriving economy. With a favourable location and excellent teaching quality, Aston is home to more than 14,000 students from 130 countries around the world and being ranked the UK’s top 20 universities.



The school was founded in 1895 and officially became the University after 71 years upon receipt of its Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth II. Aston 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. 


Aston’s reputation is also proven by several prestigious rankings. The University is proud to be ranked 12th among the UK’s top universities in 2016, 80th among the world’ top universities according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. For that reason, Aston is always a prestigious partner with major employers and multinational companies such as Accenture, BT, P&G, IBM and Jaguar Land Rover, etc.



Aston’s campus is located in the heart of Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city, of which the population is over 1 million. Birmingham is the intersection of most diverse and multicultural communities in one vibrant and modern environment. Second only to London in terms of theatres, Birmingham has a very artistic nature of a city of melodies and poems. 


Especially, it is very convenient for international students flying into the city because the Birmingham Airport is only 20 minutes from the city centre by train, and London is only less than 2 hours away. Aston’s main campus is also less than a 20-30 minutes’ walking distance from the city's shopping and entertainment centres. Therefore, Aston University is considered one of the best schools for students by Virgin Student.


Aston University guarantees on-campus accommodation for non-European Union (EU) international students during the course of study. The dormitory is situated in the centre of Birmingham city and contains 3,000 en-suite rooms. The necessities such as food, washing machines, entertainment areas such as bars and restaurants are located nearby. 

Aston University Campus


Ranking by overall performance:

  • Ranked 36th by The Guardian University Guide 2020

  • Ranked 48th by The Times University Guide 2020

  • Ranked 34th by The Complete University Guide 2020

  • Be awarded a five star by QS (2016-17) in the areas of teaching, employability, innovation, facilities, inclusiveness and internationalisation

  • 84% student satisfaction rating (National Student Survey 2018)

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist, 2017)

Ranking by typical subjects:

  • Top 85 for Business and Economics by The 2018 Times Higher Education 

  • Top 100 for Business Administration by The 2019 QS Subject Rankings 

  • Top 200 for Accounting and Finance by The 2019 QS Subject Rankings

  • Top 250 Universities for Linguistics by The 2019 QS Subject Rankings

Aston Business School is among the Top 22 Business Schools in the UK to hold the "triple crown" accreditation from the most sought-after international accreditation bodies (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS). All MSc programmes at Aston Business School focus on practical professional development and employability. 

Aston Medical School has received the title of Regius Professorship from HM The Queen. This noble title was awarded only to the top 12 universities in the UK as part of celebrations for HM the Queen’s birthday.


The university hosts a series of events taking place at the beginning of the school year for international students. Immediately after arriving at Birmingham airport, they will be welcomed and supported until they arrive at their accommodation.

During the course of study, students will be also supported by the university’s career counselling office or receive other aids for improving their language skills and integrating into social life here.


1. Foundation 

  • Starting: September

  • English level: IELTS 5.5 (No band below 5.0)

  • Average tuition fee: £11,500

2. Bachelor 

  • Starting: January/ September

  • English level: 


IELTS 6.5 for Business School 

IELTS 7.0 for Medical School

  • Average tuition fee: £15,600

3. Master 

  • Starting: January/ September

  • English level: IELTS 6.5

  • Average tuition fee: £18,850


  • Vice- Chancellor International Scholarship: worth £8,000 for students with GPA 8.0 or higher and with excellent essay, minimum IELTS of 6.5.

  • Global Excellence Scholarship: worth £5,000 for students with GPA 8.0 or higher, registration for bachelor’s degree in September, minimum IELTS of 6.5.

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