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Aston University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Established in 1895, Aston University is a public university located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The university has a huge reputation of providing diverse academic opportunities as it offers various programs under undergraduate, postgraduate, degree apprenticeships, work-based degrees, foundation programs, etc.

At Aston University, international students from over 120 countries choose to study here and join this global, multicultural community. International students applying for undergraduate programs must apply through the UCAS website while postgraduate students can apply from the admission portal itself.

  • The university invites applications in September while some courses also take intakes in January.
  • International students need to fulfill country-specific requirements to get admission at Aston University.
  • Post Graduate students must have completed a Bachelor's degree. The other requirements vary from country to country.
  • IELTS and TOEFL exams are accepted by the University for the English Proficiency Test. TOEFL is only accepted for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.


Admission PortalUG: UCAS
PG: University Portal
Intake SeasonSeptember, January (not for all courses)
Academic calendarSemester based
Proficiency testsIELTS, TOEFL
Financial AidScholarships & Loans

Aston University Admission Deadlines

The admission deadlines for undergraduate programs at Aston University are given below. The applicants must submit all their required documents before the last date of submission.

Postgraduate programs have separate deadlines and students must check for the same.

UCAS Application 15 Jan 2020
Final Application Deadlines21 Sep 2020

English Language Proficiency Requirements

International students are required to take a few additional tests as compared to domestic students. The following requirements are the minimum English Language Proficiency criteria that non-native English speakers must fulfill in order to get accepted into the university-

SchoolsUndergraduate Postgraduate 
Aston Medical School7.5109--
Aston Business School6.5936.593
Engineering & Applied Science6.0786.093
Life & Health Sciences6.5936.593
Life & Health Sciences – OSPAP--7.0101
Languages & Social Sciences6.0786.593


Visa Process Requirements

Students who get accepted into Aston University must apply for the Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK. The standard Visa Application Fee is £348.

The following documents are required for the visa application-

  • CAS Number- it is an electronic document.
  • All passports/ travel documents
  • Proof of financial documents
  • Official Qualification- degrees and transcripts
  • Original birth certificate and Letter of consent from parents- if using parents financial evidence
  • Consent of parents to allow you to travel and live independently- if you are below 18 years.

Aston University Undergraduate Admissions

At Aston University, the most popular bachelor degree programs sciences, engineering, law, management etc. All students must apply for all undergraduate courses via UCAS.

Apply Online: Click Here to Apply

For international students, it is important to note that the admission requirements vary from country to country. Given below are the basic admission requirements for some of the common south-Aisan countries:-

  • India

Students are required to obtain 75-85% average as minimum aggregate in their 10th and 12th examination.

  • China

Students with two or three year University or College Diploma with minimum marks 80% can be considered for undergraduate study - Year 1 entry.

Applicants should be scoring a min of 80% average in relevant academic subjects.

Students who have studied 1-2 years (full-time) at a recognized university may be eligible for first year entry, dependent on subjects, institution and grades.

  • Pakistan

In general, applicants should have an average grade of 60-65% or higher.

Applicants with a two year Bachelor (Pass) of Arts/Commerce or Bachelor (Pass) in Science can be considered for year one entry.

Aston University Postgraduate Admissions

To secure admission in PG courses, International students coming from different countries must fulfill the country-specific requirements as per the university's guidelines. The postgraduate applications are not applied through UCAS but via a separate university portal.

Apply Online: Click Here to Apply

  • India

Candidates should at least have a first-class degree from an Indian university in the relevant subject. To get admission in MBA Program, students should also have a minimum of three years of managerial work experience.

  • China

Students should have a bachelor's degree from a Chinese university

  • Aston Business School and School of Engineering and Applied Science courses – in the range of 70-75% average as a minimum.
  • School of Life and Health Sciences and the School of Languages and Social Sciences - in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.

To get admission in MBA Program, students should have at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised Chinese university with at least 70-75% average along with a minimum of three years of managerial work experience.

  • Pakistan

Applicants with a four or five year Bachelors (Honours) degree from a Pakistani University with a first class or GPA of 3.2+ will be considered.

For MBA Program, a minimum of three years of managerial work experience is also required.

Course-specific Requirements

Given below are the course-wise requirements for some of the most coveted courses of postgraduate programs:-

CoursesTuition FeeEntry Requirements
Artificial Intelligence MSc£19,050B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science or a related subject.
Mathematics & Programming grades should be equivalent to UK 60% or higher
Mechanical Engineering MSc£17,950A first or second class degree (equivalent to UK Honours Degree) in engineering,
physical science, mathematics or a related subject; One Reference. ((preferably academic)
Business Analytics MSc£18,450An equivalent of a good UK honors degree (minimum lower second class)
Two professional references 
MBA£25,850An equivalent of a good UK honors degree
Minimum 3 years of post-graduation work experience; Two references

After applying to the courses of choice, the university will give regular updates about the application progress to the aspirants through the UCAS website for undergraduates. After the application has been accepted, students must apply for the visa at least three months before the classes start.

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