Our students develop an entrepreneurial mindset, enabling them to start their own companies, join fast growing SMEs and innovate within multinational organisations. Our graduates are highly sought after, because of their practical skills and ability to apply knowledge. They are supported by inspirational teachers with real world, industry experience.
We are hands on, known for being the first university to introduce the undergraduate placement year. We promote learning by doing, giving our students the opportunity to gain valuable experience, through projects, placements, internships and consultancy.
Connected to business and industry
We are connected to business and industry through our relationships with thousands of companies of all shapes and sizes. Based in Birmingham city centre our strategic location gives our students exposure to these companies, many of which regularly visit us on campus.
Aston University has an international community of students from more than 120 countries. We are proud to be ranked in the World Top 50 for International Outlook (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019).
Our teaching is rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). We offer extensive support for our students, including help with gaining work experience, free English language support, and a range of scholarships that help talented international students to achieve their potential.
Find out more
Aston University provides a range of opportunities for the best international students to join our community and study on our campus. A key part of our strategy is our relationships with teaching partners, providing multiple pathways to Aston.
Aston partners with Kaplan International Pathways to offer guaranteed progression to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including options for undergraduate entry to Year 2.
Our partnerships with NCUK and INTO provide opportunities for students to progress to a range of undergraduate courses, including options for Year 2 entry, as well as a Pre-Master’s pathway.
We also partner with Bellerbys College to provide access to undergraduate courses for A-level and Foundation students, as well as options for Year 2 entry at Aston Business School.
Aston University has over 250 partnerships in around 45 countries with a range of high profile institutions across the world.
Through the development of partnerships Aston provides exciting exchange and teaching opportunities and innovative research collaboration.
Strategic international networks
Aston University is committed to building its international reputation and visibility through alumni, through agents and ministries and by working to increase the intensity of international research collaborations. We are continuously working to strengthen our network of key university partners with whom we have deep relationships, including staff and student exchange.
Exchanges and placements abroad
Aston works closely with a small group of chosen pathway providers to provide a supported route to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These relationships are integral to Aston’s strategy to provide opportunities to attract the best international students to join our community and study on our campus.
Meet the team
The International Recruitment and Development teams support the University’s internationalisation agenda through student recruitment, partnerships, transnational education and staff and student mobility.
Aston’s commitment to internationalisation extends across all our Academic Schools where staff are engaged with the promotion and progression of internationalisation.
Meet the whole team
Director, International Student Recruitment
Matt leads Aston’s global international student recruitment strategy.
Director, International Development
Wendy is responsible for providing a key lead for the University’s international collaborations and partnerships.
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