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ASTON UNIVERSITY, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

Birmingham, EnglandLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1895Established Year
  9926Enrollment

Aston University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Established in 1895, Aston University is a public university located in Birmingham, UK. The University has a vibrant student community with more than 3,000 international students from 120 different countries that choose to study at Aston because of its huge reputation of providing diverse academic opportunities. It is ranked 17th in the UK and 44th in the world for International Outlook by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. It also follows a semester-based academic calendar and has a multicultural community.

Aston University Campus

In 2017, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awarded Aston University with the Gold ranking. The university has been ranked 1st in the UK in terms of “value-added” by The Guardian University Guide in 2020. The FT Masters in Finance in 2018 has ranked the university 8th in the world for career progression.

The university has a highly ranked business school which holds triple accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System) making it a part of the elite group of business schools across the globe.

Aston University Rankings

  • According to the QS Distance/ Online MBA Ranking 2019, the triple-accredited online MBA Program of the Aston University has been ranked in the 20th position across the globe.
  • Aston’s business school is also among the top 100 in the world for Business and Management according to QS World University Ranking by subject.
  • The Times Higher Education has placed the University at 501-600th position in World University Rankings 2020, and 76-100th in European Teaching Rankings 2019 and =77th in Young University Rankings 2016.

Highlights

University TypePublic
Establishment Year1895
LocationBirmingham, England
Campus SettingUrban
Moe of ProgramFull-time/ part-time/ online
No. of Schools6
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Campus accommodationAvailable
Work-studyNot available
Financial AidScholarships

Aston University Campus

  • The campus of Aston University sits on an area of 60 acres.
  • The center of Birmingham which is one of the youngest cities in Europe is only a 10-minute walk from the campus of the university.
  • With over 130 groups and clubs led by the students, there is something for every student on the campus to choose from.
  • The sports dimension of the campus is very well developed with a gym, pool, yoga and fitness classes, various racket sports and also many team sports.
  • The students have the facility to live on campus and they also have the option of selecting the Aston meal plan using which they can eat at the campus cafés without the need for cash.
  • The Birmingham International Airport is in close proximity of 14.5 miles from the university.

Aston University Residence

  • Aston University provides 5 and 7-bed accommodation options in James Watt, William Murdoch and Mary Sturge residences.
  • The flats are divided into 3 buildings close to the University’s main campus which gives access to other campus facilities.
  • Facilities available in the accommodations include furnished bedrooms, fitted kitchens, laundry facilities, bike storage and vending machines.
  • All the accommodation provided by the university comes with 24-hour security and free high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • The students have to pay an advance of 250 GBP at the point of confirmation of the accommodation which later gets adjusted.
  • The rent of these accommodation is given below:
AccommodationRent
James Watt (5 bed/ 7 bed)6,269 – 6,541 GBP
William Murdoch (5 bed/ 7 bed)6,269 – 6,541 GBP
Mary Sturge6,269 – 7,293 GBP

Aston University Courses

  • Aston University offers 109 undergraduate and 97 graduate courses through its different academic schools that include:
    • Aston Business School
    • Aston Medical School
    • Engineering and Applied Science
    • Languages and Social Sciences
    • Life and Health Sciences
    • Aston Graduate School
  • The University provides both undergraduate and postgraduate degree apprenticeships which are Level 6 and Level 7.
  • There are various International Foundation Programs in Engineering, Science as well as Business.
  • The University also provides various online degrees such as Business Analytics M. Sc, Doctor of Business Administration, Health Psychology M. Sc, etc.
  • Work-based degrees develop the skill set of a student and the university offers work-based degrees such as M. Sc Engineering Leadership and Management, Foundation Degree in Hearing Aid Audiology, M. Sc Professional Engineering and others.
  • The University’s undergraduate programs in business and economics, psychology and social sciences have been ranked at the top by the Times Higher Education Ranking 2020.
  • The Aston Business School is also the top 1% in the world and has a place in tier 1 business schools in the UK.

Aston University Application Process

Aston University receives a large volume of applications from students all around the world every year. The student population represents more than 120 countries. For students to apply, standardized test scores for studying in the UK are a necessary requirement.

How to Apply?

The process for admission to Aston University can be completed online. Details of the process and requirements are discussed below:

Application portal: UG applicants – UCAS portal; PG applicants – Online Application through individual course pages

Application fee: UG applicants - 20 GBP for single courses; 25 GBP for multiple courses; PG applicants – Not required

Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  • Reference Letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution for postgraduate admissions.
  • Employment history, if any.
  • All previous educational history.
  • Letter of financial support
  • Health insurance
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency

English language requirements

International students seeking admission to the Aston University must prove English language proficiency by meeting one of the following minimum requirements:

DepartmentIELTS Score (Undergraduate)IELTS Score (Graduate)
Aston Medical School7.0-
Aston Business School6.56.5
Engineering & Applied Science6.05.5
Life & Health Sciences6.56.5
Languages & Social Sciences6.56.5

Aston University Cost of Attendance

The tuition fee and estimated living expenses are as follows:

ParticularsCost
Undergraduate Fee
Aston Business School15,250 GBP
Aston Medical School38,850 GBP
Languages and Social Sciences14,600 – 15,250 GBP
Engineering and Applied Science program16,350 – 19,000 GBP
Life and Health Sciences program15,250 – 18,500 GBP
Postgraduate tuition fee18,850 GBP
Living Expenses*12,180 GBP per annum.

*Living expenses may vary depending upon the lifestyle and preferences of students.

Aston University Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • Aston University offers scholarship opportunities to international students.
  • There are two different types of loans available for the students namely the tuition fee loan and the living cost loan.
  • Some commonly awarded scholarships for international students include:
Name of ScholarshipEligibilityAmount Awarded
Vice-Chancellor’s International ScholarshipAwarded to international students applying for undergraduate or postgraduate programs.
(Not available for MBChB or MBA programs.)
8,000 GBP
Women in Engineering International ScholarshipAwarded to international female applicants for Engineering and Applied Science courses.6,000 GBP
Global Excellence ScholarshipAwarded to international students applying for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programs starting in September and January.
(Not available for MBA programs.)
5,000 GBP
Global Ambassador ScholarshipAwarded to international students applying for full-time undergraduate or postgraduate programs.
(Not available for MBA program applicants.)
3,000 GBP

Aston University Alumni Network

  • Some of the benefits available to the alumni of the university are:
    • Discount on campus four-star hotels
    • Free access to the library
    • Various health services
    • Discounts on Sports Centre Membership
    • 20% loyalty scholarship on M. Sc. and full-time MBA program
    • Silver or gold ring upon graduation
  • Some of the notable Alumni are:
    • Francis Martin Patrick Boyle - Scottish comedian and writer
    • Anthony Bryan Hayward - British businessman and former CEO of oil company BP
    • Kevin Warwick - A British Engineer

Aston University Placements

Aston University graduates earn an average salary of 35,900 GBP five years after graduating. The university has an above-average satisfaction rate of 84.15% in the National Student Survey. Over 89% of the graduates reported that studying at the university increased employability. The University offered internship opportunities to more than 4,000 students to work with companies like Unilever, IBM, PwC, Accenture, etc.

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Aston University Overview

Student Population9926
Average Cost of Attendance$19,072 / Year

Attendance Cost

$19,072

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$19,072 / Year
Post Graduate Program$24,101 / Year
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    Damini bhatt, INDIA Mba
    Aston University
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    AN INDIAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

    I opted for a Master's degree in Business Management as business studies have always been my favorite subject in school and college as well. I applied to this university with the help of a common application form called UCAS, for which I paid an amount of £30. To study at this university, I also had to appear for the English language proficiency test.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The university offers one of the best curriculum of its kind in the UK and it is completely intensive. At the cutting-edge of innovation, I am offered a highly practical, experiential approach to learning. I am actively engaged with pioneering leadership practice and I am gaining valuable experience working on real-life consultancy projects.

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