Aston MBA Scholarships

We offer a number of different scholarship opportunities to support talented business people who want to boost their skills and deepen their understanding of business theory.

We are looking for individuals with drive and a strong career background who want to use their MBA to accelerate their career and make a positive difference in their industry.

The following scholarship opportunities are available for full-time MBA applicants. Successful applicants are expected to become Aston Business School ambassadors to support the success of the MBA programmes and work closely with the MBA team to promote the programme.

Please note scholarships are available for the full-time MBA programme.

Full-Time MBA Scholarship opportunities


In order to be successful for this award, we will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your leadership qualities and leadership experience to date and how this will contribute to the Aston MBA programme. Further details can be found here.


In order to be successful for this award, we will be looking for evidence that demonstrates strong entrepreneurial qualities and entrepreneurial experience to date in your career. Further details can be found here.
Up to £5,000

All applicants based (work or reside) in the West Midlands region will be automatically considered for this scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to be an ambassador for the programme, supporting marketing efforts and alumni events in the region.
Up to £5,000

The Aston Excellence scholarship will be awarded to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic, professional and personal achievements along with the passion to become an ambassador for the Aston MBA.

To celebrate the Aston MBA's 40th anniversary, an additional scholarship of £10,000 has been made available to acknowledge this milestone, and look to the future of developing business leadership. Further details can be found here

All applicants that are alumni of Aston University will be automatically considered for this bursary.

Value: Up to £10,609. For further information visit

Note: This is a repayable student loan, not a scholarship.

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston full-time MBA scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Full completion of an online application for the Aston full-time MBA.
  • Be a self-funded candidate.

With the exception of the Aston MBA 40th Anniversary, Future Leader and Entrepreneur Scholarships which requires an application, you will be considered on based on the strength of your MBA application and interview. If the MBA recruitment panel believe that you meet the eligibility criteria you will automatically be awarded the scholarship.

You will be informed that you have been awarded a scholarship shortly after you receive your MBA offer.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, we advise you to submit your application with all supporting documents as early as possible so you have a stronger opportunity of being awarded.