We welcome exchange students from partner institutions to join our student body.  We have developed these pages to help support you in your application and preparing for your arrival at Aston.

Aston University Academic Year

The academic year at Aston University is divided into two teaching periods rather than terms, each of approximately 11 weeks. 

For  2019/20, the key dates are:     

Teaching Period One (including compulsory induction & exam period)
21st September 2020 - 24th January 2021

Teaching Period Two (including compulsory induction & exam period)
18th January 2021 - 13 June 2021

For 2019/20 academic term dates, please click here

A special programme of events is offered to students upon their arrival at Aston University. For students arriving in September (Teaching Period 1), there are 8 days of activities arranged to help students settle into life at Aston, with organised events from both the School and the Students’ Guild. 

For students arriving in January (Teaching Period 2), a programme of events to welcome you to Aston has been developed, which includes subject advice sessions, an introduction to the library, a tour of the campus and Birmingham city centre and plenty of opportunities to meet your fellow exchange students.

Arriving at Aston University

A website dedicated to International students who are coming to Aston for the first time is available here. This site contains very useful pre-arrival information for students coming from outside the United Kingdom and we strongly advise you to visit it. Please note that some information may change and that we recommend that you check the site regularly for updates throughout the year.

There is also additional useful information on the Aston Students' Union website.