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.
**Exchange students coming from European Countries are commonly known as Erasmus students as they benefit from funding via the Erasmus+ programme in their Home Country.
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
Induction (compulsory) 16th September - 22nd September 2019 Teaching Period 1 23rd September - 14th December 2019 Christmas Holidays 15th December - 10th January 2020 Exam Period 13th January - 25th January 2019 Teaching Period Two Induction (compulsory) 20th January - 27th January 2020 Teaching Period 27th January - 3rd April 2020 Easter Holidays 6th - 24th April 2020
Teaching Period Continues 27th April - 1st May 2020
Exam Period 4th May - 12th June 2020
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For 2019/20 academic term dates, please click here.
Aston Welcome Weeks
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.
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.
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