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. 

For more information about our partnerships, please see below.

Student exchange

Aston has student exchange agreements with over 100 universities, in 39 different countries around the world. This type of partnership facilitates inbound and outbound students to exchange to a partner institution for various durations: one term, a full year, or summer programmes.

Nearly 70 of our partnerships are Erasmus+, and students undertaking exchange with an Erasmus+ partner are entitled to an Erasmus+ grant. For more information on the scheme, please see our Erasmus+ section.

Get more information on student exchange (whether incoming to Aston, or outgoing to a partner)

Student exchange agreements are often limited to particular schools or programmes of study therefore please enquire at international@aston.ac.uk if you have a particular interest in one of our partners.

LocationOrganisationArea of involvementAcademic SchoolsWebsite
Argentina - Rosario and Buenos Aires Universidad Austral Student exchange Aston Business School www.austral.edu.ar
Australia - Adelaide University of South Australia Student exchange Aston University www.unisa.edu.au
Australia - Brisbane Queensland University of Technology Student exchange Aston University www.qut.edu.au
Austria - Vienna Vienna University of Applied Economics and Business Administration (Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien) Student exchange Aston Business School www.wu.ac.at
Austria - Vienna University of Vienna Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.univie.ac.at
Belgium - Brussels Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management. University Libre de Bruxelles Student exchange Aston Business School www.ulb.ac.be
Belgium - Brussels Universite Saint-Louis Student work exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.usaintlouis.be
Brazil - Sao Paulo The University of Sao Paulo Student exchange Aston Business School www.usp.br
Brazil - Sao Paulo Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) Student work exchange Life & Health Sciences www.unicamp.br
Canada - Kingston Queen's University, School of Business Student exchange Aston Business School www.queensu.ca
Canada - Montreal HEC Montreal Student exchange Aston Business School www.hec.ca
Canada - Quebec Universite Laval Student exchange Aston Business School www.ulaval.ca
Canada - St.Catherines Faculty of Business, Brock University Student exchange Aston Business School www.brocku.ca
Chile - Santiago Universidad Chileno-Britanica de Cultura Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.ubritanica.cl
China - Shenyang Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, KEYA College Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.syuct.edu.cn
China - Taiyuan Shanxi University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.sxu.edu.cn
China - Tianjin Tianjin Foreign Studies University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.tjfsu.edu.cn
Colombia - Bogota Universidad de Los Andes, School of Management Student exchange Aston Business School www.uniandes.edu.co
Czech Republic - Brno Brno University of Technology Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.vutbr.cz
Denmark - Aarhus Aarhus University Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.au.dk
Denmark - Copenhagen Copenhagen Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.cbs.dk
Denmark - Randers Dania Academy of Higher Education Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.eadania.dk/en
Finland - Helsinki Aalto University, School of Economics Student exchange Aston Business School www.aalto.fi
Finland - Tampere University of Tampere Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uta.fi
France - Bordeaux KEDGE Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.kedgebs.com/en
France - Bordeaux Institut D' Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.sciencespobordeaux.fr
France - Chambery Universite de Savoie Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.univ-savoie.fr
France - Euralille SKEMA Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.skema.edu
France - Grenoble Grenoble Ecole de Management Student exchange Aston Business School www.grenoble-em.com
France - Lille and Nice EDHEC Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.edhec.com
France - Lille Institut D' Etudes Politiques Lille Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.sciencespo-lille.eu
France - Lyon EM Lyon Student exchange Aston Business School www.em-lyon.com/fr
France - Montpellier Universite Paul Valery Montpellier III Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.univ-montp3.fr
France - Nancy Universite de Lorraine ESSTIN Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.univ-lorraine.fr
France - Nantes Audencia Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.audencia.com
France - Paris ISTIT- Institut de Management et Communication Interculturels Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.isitinternational.com
France - Paris ESCP Europe Student exchange Aston Business School www.escpeurope.eu/
France - Paris ESSEC Paris Student exchange Aston Business School www.essec.edu
France - Rennes Institut D' Etudes Politiques Rennes Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.sciencespo-rennes.fr
France - Rennes University of Rennes 1 Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.univ-rennes1.fr
France - Toulouse Toulouse Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.tbs-education.fr/en
France - Tours Universite Francois Rabelais Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.univ-tours.fr
Germany - Aalen Aalen University Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.htw-aalen.de
Germany - Cologne University of Cologne Student exchange Aston Business School www.international.wiso.uni-koeln.de
Germany - Frankfurt (Oder) Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.euv-frankfurt-o.de
Germany - Leipzig HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management Student exchange Aston Business School www.hhl.de
Germany - Leipzig Universitat Leipzig Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uni-leipzig.de
Germany - Mannheim Universitaet Mannheim Student exchange Aston Business School www.bwl.uni-mannheim.de
Germany - Munich Technical University Munich Student exchange Aston University portal.mytum.de/welcome
Germany - Oestrich-Winkel EBS Universitat Fur Wirtshaft und Recht, EBS Business School - EBS Law School Student exchange Aston Business School www.ebs.de
Germany - Paderborn Universitat Paderborn Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uni-paderborn.de
Germany - Stuttgart DHBW  Student exchange Aston Business School www.dhbw-stuttgart.de/home
Germany - Vallendar WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management Student exchange Aston Business School www.whu.edu
Hong Kong (SAR) - Kowloon City University of Hong Kong, College of Business Student exchange Aston Business School www.cityu.edu.hk
Hong Kong (SAR) - Kowloon Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student exchange Aston University www.polyu.edu.hk
Hong Kong (SAR) - Shatin, New Territories The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business Administration Student exchange Aston Business School www.cuhk.edu.hk
Hong Kong (SAR) - Shatin, New Territories The Chinese University of Hong Kong Student exchange Aston University www.cuhk.edu.hk
India - Jamshedpur XLRI Xavier School of Management Student exchange Aston Business School www.ximb.ac.in
India - Wadala Vidyalankar School of Information Technology Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.vit.edu.in
Italy - Cagliari Universita Degli Studi di Cagliari Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.unica.it
Italy - Milan Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi (Bocconi University) Student exchange Aston Business School www.unibocconi.it
Italy - Naples Seconda Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.unina2.it
Italy - Torino Universia degli studi di Torino Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.unito.it
Japan - Nagoya Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Student exchange Aston Business School www.nucba.ac.jp/en
Japan - Osaka Kansai University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.kansai-u.ac.jp
Japan - Tokyo Tottori University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.tottori-u.ac.jp
Japan - Tokyo Toyo Gakuen University Student work exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.tyg.jp
Korea - Seoul Korea University Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.korea.edu
Korea - Seoul Korea University Student exchange Aston University www.korea.edu
Korea - Seoul Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) Student exchange Aston Business School www.skku.edu/eng
Korea - Seoul The College of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uos.ac.kr
Lithuania - Vilnius Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.vgtu.lt
Luxembourg - Luxembourg University of Luxembourg Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences wwwen.uni.lu
Mexico - Monterrey The Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores Monterrey Student exchange Aston Business School www.itesm.mx
Netherlands - Maastricht Maastrict University School of Business and Economics Student exchange Aston Business School www.maastrichtuniversity.nl
Netherlands - Rotterdam RSM Erasmus University Student exchange Aston Business School www.eur.nl
Netherlands - Utrecht Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.hu.nl
New Caledonia - Noumea Universite de la Nouvelle Caledone Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.univ-nc.nc/
New Zealand - Otago University of Otago Student exchange Aston Business School www.otago.ac.nz
Norway - Oslo BI Norwegian School of Management Student exchange Aston Business School www.bi.no
Palestine - Nablus An-Najah National University Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.najah.edu
Poland - Kielce Jan Kochanowski University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.ujk.edu.pl/
Poland - Krakow Jagiellonian University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uj.edu.pl
Poland - Krakow Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface, Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.ik-pan.krakow.pl/
Poland - Warsaw Kozminski University Student exchange Aston Business School www.kozminski.edu.pl
Portugal - Lisbon Universidade Catolica Portuguesa Student exchange Aston Business School https://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt/
Portugal - Porto Instituto Politechnico do Porto Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.ipp.pt
Russia - Moscow  Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics Student exchange Aston Business School www.econ.msu.ru
Russia - Moscow Moscow State University Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.msu.ru
Russia - Novosibirsk Novosibirsk State University Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.nsu.ru
Russia - Tyumen Oblast Tyumen State University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.utmn.ru
Russia - Voronezh Oblast Voronezh State University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.vsu.ru
Russia - Yaroslavl Oblast Yaroslavl Demidov State University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uniyar.ac.ru
Singapore Nanyang Technological University Student exchange Aston University www.ntu.edu.sg
Slovenia - Ljubljana University of Ljubljana Student exchange Aston Business School www.uni-lj.si
South Africa - Stellenbosch University of Stellenbosch Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.sun.ac.za
Spain - Barcelona Escuela de Alta Direccion y Administracion Student exchange Aston Business School www.eada.edu/
Spain - Barcelona Universitat Pompeu Fabra Student exchange Aston University www.upf.edu
Spain - Barcelona EADA Business School Student exchange Aston Business School www.eada.edu/en
Spain - Bilbao Universidad de Deusto, La Comercial Student exchange Aston Business School www.deusto.es
Spain - Castello de la Plana Universitat Jaume I Student exchange Aston Business School www.uji.es
Spain - Granada Universidad de Granada Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.ugr.es
Spain - Madrid Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Student exchange Aston University www.uc3m.es
Spain - Seville Universidad Pablo de Olavide Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.upo.es
Spain - Seville Universidad De Sevilla (Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales; Faculdad de Turismo y Finanzas) Student exchange Aston Business School www.us.es
Spain - Valencia Universitat de Valencia Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uv.es
Sweden - Orebro Orebro University Student exchange Aston University www.oru.se
Sweden - Stockholm Stockholm University, School of Business Student exchange Aston Business School www.su.se
Switzerland ZHAW Student exchange LSS zhaw.ch
Taiwan - Taipei National Chengchi University, College of Commerce Student exchange Aston Business School www.nccu.edu.tw
Thailand - Bangkok Chulalongkorn University Student exchange Aston Business School www.chula.ac.th
Turkey - Ankara Hacettepe University Student exchange Life & Health Sciences www.hacettepe.edu.tr
Turkey - Ankara Bilkent University Student exchange Aston University www.bilkent.edu.tr
Ukraine - Kiev Kyiv National Linguistic University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences knlu.kiev.ua
Ukraine - Mykolaiv Mykolaiv National University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.mdu.edu.ua
Ukraine - Odessa Oblast Odessa Mechnikov University Student exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.onu.edu.ua
United States of America - California Pepperdine University, The Graziadio School of Business and Management Student exchange Aston Business School www.pepperdine.edu
United States of America - Gainesville Florida University of Florida, Warrington College of Business Administration, Student exchange Aston Business School www.ufl.edu
United States of America - Ames Iowa State University, College of Business Student exchange Aston Business School www.iastate.edu
United States of America - New York Hofstra University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.hofstra.edu
United States of America - Poughkeepsee, NY Marist College Student exchange Aston Business School www.marist.edu
United States of America - Philadelphia Drexel University Student exchange Aston University www.drexel.edu
United States of America - San Diego San Diego State University, College of Business Administration,  Student exchange Aston Business School www.sdsu.edu
Uzbekistan - Samarkand Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.samdu.uz
Uzbekistan - Tashkent Uzbekistan State World Languages University Student exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uzswlu.uz/
Staff exchange

Aston has staff exchange agreements with over 50 universities, in 22 different countries around the world. This type of partnership facilitates inbound and outbound teaching or training activities with academic and professional staff.

Many of these partnerships are within the Erasmus+ framework, therefore staff members can receive Erasmus+ funding to support their mobility. European institutions who participate in Erasmus+ do not need to have a specific staff exchange agreement to host Erasmus staff training mobility, therefore many EU institutions not listed here will also offer staff exchange.

For further information on participation read more in the Erasmus+ staff mobility scheme.

For information on any of our non-Erasmus+ partners, please refer to the school web pages. Many of our staff exchange agreements underpin research activity. Please also view the research collaboration tab for information.

LocationOrganisationArea of involvementAcademic SchoolsWebsite
China - Taiyuan Shanxi University Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.sxu.edu.cn
Finland - Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Staff exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.metropolia.fi/en/
Finland - Helsinki University of Helsinki Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.helsinki.fi/yliopisto
France - Rennes University of Renne 1 Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences www.univ-rennes1.fr
Germany - Aalen Aalen University Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences www.htw-aalen.de
Germany - Cologne University of Cologne, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences Staff exchange Aston Business School www.international.wiso.uni-koeln.de
Iceland - Reykjavik Reykjavik University Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences www.ru.is
Italy - Cagliari Universita Degli Studi di Cagliari Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences www.unica.it
Italy - Rome Tor Vergata Rome Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences www.uniroma2.it
Lithuania - Vilnius Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Staff exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.vgtu.lt/
Palestine - Nablus An-Najah National University Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences www.najah.edu
Poland - Lodz Uniwersytet Lodzki Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uni.lodz.pl
Russia - Moscow Moscow State University Staff exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.msu.ru
Russia - Novosibirsk Novosibirsk State University Staff exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.nsu.ru
Russia - Tyumen Oblast Tyumen State University Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.utmn.ru
Russia - Voronezh Oblast Voronezh State University Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.vsu.ru/
Russia - Yaroslavl Oblast Yaroslavl Demidov State University Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uniyar.ac.ru
Spain - Barcelona Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (PUC) Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences http://www.us.es
Spain - Seville Universidad De Sevilla (Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales; Faculdad de Turismo y Finanzas) Staff exchange Aston Business School www.us.es
Sweden - Orebro Orebro University Staff exchange Aston University www.oru.se
Thailand - Bangkok University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Staff exchange Aston Business School ic.utcc.ac.th/
Thailand - Pathumthani Asian Institute of Technology Staff exchange Aston Business School www.ait.ac.th
Turkey - Ankara Hacettepe University Staff exchange Life & Health Sciences www.hacettepe.edu.tr
Ukraine - Kiev Kyiv National Linguistic University Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences knlu.kiev.ua/
Ukraine - Mykolaiv Mykolaiv National University Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.mdu.edu.ua
Ukraine - Odessa Oblast Odessa Mechnikov University Staff exchange Engineering & Applied Sciences www.onu.edu.ua
Uzbekistan - Samarkand Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.samdu.uz/
Uzbekistan - Tashkent Uzbekistan State World Languages University Staff exchange Languages & Social Sciences www.uzswlu.uz/
Research collaboration

Aston has developed a strong reputation for working closely with industry, the professions, and universities across the world, with a strong focus on providing solutions to global problems, and addressing societal challenges. The following lists the current academic research partners engaged in research collaboration. Enquire at rke_comms@aston.ac.uk

Glossary of Terms

  • Co-supervisory Research Arrangements leading to Dual or Joint Awards (Cotutelle): Under a Cotutelle agreement, a postgraduate research degree student is jointly supervised by supervisors from different universities from different countries leading to either a dual award or joint award. 
  • EMJMD: Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees
  • COFUND: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes
  • Research Collaboration: This describes researchers working together across boundaries achieving the common goal of producing new scientific knowledge

Find out more about Aston’s  high impact research

LocationOrganisationArea of involvementAcademic SchoolsWebsite
Australia - Sydney Macquarie University Cotutelle Agreement Life & Health Sciences www.mq.edu.au
China - Hefei Hefei University of Technology Research Collaborations Engineering and Applied Sciences en.hfut.edu.cn/index.php
China - Huazhong Huazhong University of Science and Technology COFUND Engineering and Applied Sciences english.hust.edu.cn
China - Zhejiang Zhejiang University EMJMD Engineering and Applied Sciences www.zju.edu.cn/english
Cyprus - Limassol Cyprus University of Technology COFUND Engineering and Applied Sciences www.cut.ac.cy/?languageId=1
Denmark - Lyngby Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Research Collaborations Engineering and Applied Sciences www.dtu.dk/en
Egypt - Alexandria Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Research collaboration Engineering & Applied Sciences www.aast.edu/en
Finland - Helsinki Helsinki University  Research Collaborations Aston Medical School www.helsinki.fi/en
France - Nice Institut Non Lineare de Nice COFUND Engineering and Applied Sciences wb.inln.cnrs.fr
Germany - Jena Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Institute of Applied Physics COFUND Engineering and Applied Sciences www.iap.uni-jena.de
Germany - Julich Forschungszentrum J?lich (FZJ) Institute of Bio- and  Geosciences Research Collaborations Life and Health Sciences www.fz-juelich.de/ibg/ibg-3
Ireland - Cork Cork Institute of Technology  Research Collaborations Engineering and Applied Sciences  www.cit.ie
Italy - Lecce Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche COFUND Engineering and Applied Sciences www.cnr.it/en
Italy - Rome Institute for Complex Systems of the National Research Council COFUND Engineering and Applied Sciences www.isc.cnr.it
Mexico - San Andres Cholula Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica Y Electronica Research Collaborations Engineering and Applied Sciences www.inaoep.mx/en
Netherlands - Delft Technische Universiteit Delft Research Collaborations Engineering and Applied Sciences www.tudelft.nl/en
Palestine - Nablus An-Najah National University Research collaboration Life & Health Sciences www.najah.edu
Portugal - Lisbon Instituto portugues do sangue e da transplantacao IP Research Collaborations Life and Health Sciences www.sns.gov.pt/entidades-de-saude/institut
Russia - Gothenburg  Consejo  Superior de Investigaciones Cient?ficas Research Collaborations Life and Heath Sciences www.csic.es
Russia - Moscow Moscow State University Research collaboration Engineering & Applied Sciences www.msu.ru
Russia - Novosibirsk Novosibirsk State University Research collaboration Engineering & Applied Sciences www.nsu.ru
Russia - Novosibirsk Novosibirsk State University  Research Collaborations Engineering and Applied Sciences english.nsu.ru
Russia - Tyumen Oblast Tyumen State University Research collaboration Languages & Social Sciences www.utmn.ru
Russia - Voronezh Oblast Voronezh State University Research collaboration Languages & Social Sciences www.vsu.ru
Russia - Yaroslavl Oblast Yaroslavl Demidov State University Research collaboration Languages & Social Sciences www.uniyar.ac.ru
Singapore East Asia Institute of Management (EASB) Research collaboration Life & Health Sciences www.uni-lj.si
Spain - Agencia Agencia estatal consejo superior de investigaciones cientificas Research Collaborations Engineering and Applied Sciences www.csic.es
Spain - Barcelona Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (PUC) Research collaboration Life & Health Sciences www.us.es
Spain - Valencia FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DEL HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARIO LA FE DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA Research Collaborations Life and Heath Sciences www.hecatos.eu/about-hecatos/partners/hospi
Sweden - Chalmers Chalmers University of Technology COFUND Engineering and Applied Sciences www.chalmers.se/en/Pages/default.aspx
Taiwan - Taipei National Chengchi University, College of Commerce Research collaboration Aston Business School www.nccu.edu.tw
Thailand - Pathumthani Asian Institute of Technology Research collaboration Aston Business School www.ait.ac.th
Ukraine - Kiev Kyiv National Linguistic University Research collaboration Languages & Social Sciences knlu.kiev.ua
Ukraine - Mykolaiv Mykolaiv National University Research collaboration Languages & Social Sciences www.mdu.edu.ua
Ukraine - Odessa Oblast Odessa Mechnikov University Research collaboration Engineering & Applied Sciences www.onu.edu.ua
Uzbekistan - Samarkand Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages Research collaboration Languages & Social Sciences www.samdu.uz
Uzbekistan - Tashkent Uzbekistan State World Languages University Research collaboration Languages & Social Sciences uzswlu.uz/uz
Teaching partnerships

Aston has agreements with a number of academic institutions and organisations within the UK and across the world.  These agreements have been developed to provide a clear academic route for students studying on specific programmes with our partners, and who meet the agreed entry criteria, to study at Aston. Enquire at  international@aston.ac.uk 

Glossary of Terms

  • Articulation: Under an Articulation agreement, students from a partner institution’s course who satisfy the academic entry requirements are automatically entitled (on academic grounds)to be admitted with advanced credits to enable them to enter an Aston University degree course in Year 2 or Final Year. These arrangements normally involve the transfer of credit from the partner course to contribute to the Award completed at Aston University.
  • Double Degree /Award:  The student undertakes a programme resulting in an award where the partner institution recognise the credits gained at each institution leading to the full degree award.
  • Exchange Double Degree: Under the agreement, the student undertakes and completes an exchange programme for one academic year with credits awarded from both institutions leading to degrees awarded by each awarding institution.
  • Franchise / Shared Delivery: This is the process by which the University agrees to authorise a partner to deliver part or all of one (or more) of Aston University’s approved programmes.
  • Joint Award: The student undertakes a programme where arrangements are joint in all aspects, involving all partners in all aspects of programme design, development, delivery, assessment, management and decision-making on student achievement. The award is a single certificate (signed by all partners) attesting to the successful completion of the jointly delivered course.
  • Progression: The student successfully completes an award at an institution or provider, to progress to the next stage of study at Aston University. For example a student progresses from a provider’s Foundation course to the first year of an Undergraduate programme or from a Pre Masters course to a Masters programme. 

For more information about these partnerships, please contact the partner institution in the first instance.

LocationOrganisationArea of involvementAcademic SchoolsWebsite
Australia Queensland University of Technology Exchange Double degree - BSc International Business and Management Aston Business School www.qut.edu.au
China - Shanghai Shanghai University Articulation (3+1) - BSc Accounting for Management Aston Business School en.shu.edu.cn/Default.aspx
China - Shanxi Shanxi University Study Abroad - International Year Abroad (IYA) - Students study at Aston as part of their undergraduate degree Languages & Social Sciences english.sxu.edu.cn
China - Tianjin Tianjin Foreign Studies University Study Abroad - International Year Abroad (IYA) - Students study at Aston as part of their undergraduate degree Languages & Social Sciences www.tjfsu.edu.cn/bindex/index.shtml
Czech Republic Metropolitan University Prague Joint Degree - MA in Conflict and Security Languages & Social Sciences www.mup.cz/en/
EM Lyon Business School EM Lyon Business School Exchange Double degree - BSc International Business and Management. BSc Business Management. BSc International Business and Economics Aston Business School www.em-lyon.com/en
ESCP Europe Business School ESCP Europe Business School Exchange double degree -  All MSc degrees Aston Business School escpeurope.eu/index-static.php
France Audencia Business School Exchange double degree - All MSc degrees Aston Business School www.audencia.com/en
France Grenoble Ecole de Management Exchange double degree - All MSc degrees Aston Business School en.grenoble-em.com
France KEDGE Business School Exchange double degree - All MSc degrees Aston Business School student.kedge.edu
France Toulouse Business School Exchange double degree - All MSc degrees Aston Business School www.tbs-education.fr/en
France EDHEC Business School Exchange double degree - All MSc degrees Aston Business School www.edhec.edu/en
France Institut d'?tudes Politiques de Lille (Sciences Po Lille) Double Degree - MA in Europe and the World Languages & Social Sciences www.sciencespo-rennes.fr/fr/accueil.html
France Institut d'?tudes Politiques de Rennes (Sciences Po Rennes) Joint Degree - MA in Multilevel Governance and International Relations with Integrated Professional Training Languages & Social Sciences www.sciencespo-rennes.fr/fr/accueil.html
Germany Otto Friedrich Universitaet, Bamberg Double Degree - MA In Governance and International Politics Languages & Social Sciences www.uni-bamberg.de/en
India Vidyalankar Dnyanapeeth Trust Articulation (2+1) - BSc Software Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences www.vit.edu.in/our-institute
India Vidyalankar Dnyanapeeth Trust Articulation (2+2 or 2+1+P+1 (including placement year)) - MEng Software Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences http://www.vit.edu.in/our-institute
India Vidyalankar Dnyanapeeth Trust Articulation (3+1+P+1 (including placement year)) - MEng Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Engineering & Applied Sciences http://www.vit.edu.in/our-institute
India Vidyalankar Dnyanapeeth Trust Articulation (3+1+P+1 (including placement year)) - MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences www.vit.edu.in/our-institute
India Vidyalankar Dnyanapeeth Trust Articulation (3+2) - BSc Computing Science Engineering & Applied Sciences http://www.vit.edu.in/our-institute
Japan - Kanagawa Kanagawa University Study Abroad - International Year Abroad (IYA)-  Students study at Aston as part of their undergraduate degree Languages & Social Sciences www.kanagawa-u.ac.jp/english
Japan - Osaka Kansai University Study Abroad - UK Year Abroad (Cert HE in Developing Skills in English) - Students study at Aston as part of their undergraduate degree Languages & Social Sciences www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/index.html
Japan - Osaka Kansai University Progression - MA in TESOL Languages & Social Sciences www.kansai-u.ac.jp/English/index.html
Oman Muscat University Shared delivery - BSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management Engineering & Applied Sciences muscatuniversity.edu.om
Oman Muscat University Shared Delivery - BSc Accounting for Management Aston Business School muscatuniversity.edu.om
Oman Muscat University Franchise - BEng Chemical Engineering Engineering & Applied Sciences muscatuniversity.edu.om
Portugal - Lisbon Catolica Lisbon Exchange double degree - All MSc degrees Aston Business School clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt
Portugal - Porto Catolica Porto Business School Articulation (1+1) - MSc Business Analytics Aston Business School www.catolicabs.porto.ucp.pt/pt/home
Singapore  Parkway College Shared delivery - BSc Optometry and Clinical Practice Life & Health Sciences www.parkwaycollege.edu.sg
Singapore East Asia Institute of Management (EASB) Shared delivery - BSc Medical Bioscience Life & Health Sciences www.easb.edu.sg/en
Spain - Barcelona EADA Business School Barcelona Exchange double degree - All MSc degrees Aston Business School www.eada.edu/en
Vietnam VNUK Articulation (3+1 and 2+2) - Business  Management Aston Business School daotao.vnuk.udn.vn/vnuk/?lang=en
Vietnam VNUK Articulation (3+1) - BSc Computing Science Engineering & Applied Sciences daotao.vnuk.udn.vn/vnuk/?lang=en
Memorandum of understanding

Definition:  An MoU is a non-legal binding agreement between Aston and another institution and is used to express goodwill with the intention to explore collaborative opportunities.

LocationOrganisationArea of involvementAcademic SchoolsWebsite
Australia - Brisbane Griffith University Memorandum of Understanding Life & Health Sciences www.griffith.edu.au
Bahrain - Zallaq University of Bahrain Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.uob.edu.bh/en
Belgium - Leuven KU Leuven Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.kuleuven.be/english
Brazil - Rio de Janeiro Faculdades Catolicas, Sponsor of Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro Memorandum of Understanding Life & Health Sciences www.puc-rio.br/english
China Renmin University of China, International College (Suzhou Research Institute) Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.ruc.edu.cn
China - Beijing Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.gscas.ac.cn
China - Beijing Beijing University of Technology Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.bjut.edu.cn
China - Beijing Beijing Foreign Studies University Memorandum of Understanding Languages & Social Sciences www.bfsu.edu.cn
China - Chengdu University of Electronic Science & Technology of China (UESTC) Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.uestc.edu.cn
China - Heilongjiang Sheng Northeast Forestry University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University en.nefu.edu.cn
China - Jinan Jinan University Memorandum of Understanding Aston Medical School www.jnu.edu.cn
China - Linfen Shaanxi Normal University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.snnu.edu.cn/default.php
China - Nanjing Nanjing University of Finance and Economics Memorandum of Understanding Aston University english.njue.edu.cn
China - Nanjing Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences http://iao.nuaa.edu.cn
China - Nanjing Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.njupt.edu.cn/en
China - Shanghai Shanghai Jiatong University, Antai College of Economics & Management Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.sjtu.edu.cn
China - Taigu Shanxi Agriculture University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.sxau.edu.cn
China - Taiyuan North University of China Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.nuc.edu.cn
China - Taiyuan Shanxi Medical University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.sxmu.edu.cn
China - Taiyuan Shanxi Traditional Chinese Medicine University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.sxtcm.com
China - Taiyuan Shanxi University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University english.sxu.edu.cn
China - Taiyuan Shanxi University of Finance & Economics Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.sxufe.edu.cn/english
China - Taiyuan Taiyuan Normal University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.tynu.edu.cn
China - Taiyuan Taiyuan University of Sciences and Technology Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.at0086.com/TUST/
China - Taiyuan Taiyuan University of Technology Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www2015.tyut.edu.cn/en/index.html
China - Tianjin Tianjin University Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.tju.edu.cn
China - Xian Xi'an Jiaotong University Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.xjtu.edu.cn
China - Zhejiang Zhejiang Gongshang University Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.zjgsu.edu.cn
China - Zhejiang Zhejiang University of Technology Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.zju.edu.cn/english
Egypt - Cairo Cairo University Memorandum of Understanding Aston Medical School www.cu.edu.eg
Egypt - Cairo Ain Shams University Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.asu.edu.eg/
France - Rennes ESC Rennes School of Business Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.esc-rennes.fr
India - Chennai Anna University Chennai Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.annauniv.edu
India - Delhi Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.iitd.ac.in
India - Delhi O.P. Jindal Global University Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.jgu.edu.in
India - Gurgaon Management Development Institute Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.mdi.ac.in
India - Kolkata Jadavpur University Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.jadavpur.edu
India - Maharashtra K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.somaiya.edu/simsr
India - Maharashtra S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School www.spjimr.org
India - Rupnagar Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.iitrpr.ac.in
India - South Bihar Central University of South Bihar Memorandum of Understanding Aston Medical School www.cusb.ac.in
Italy - Bologna Istituto Benigno Zaccagnini Memorandum of Understanding Life & Health Sciences www.istitutozaccagnini.it
Japan - Kanagawa Kanagawa University Memorandum of Understanding Languages & Social Sciences www.kanagawa-u.ac.jp
Japan - Tottori Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.tottori-u.ac.jp/3031.htm
Laos - Vientiane National University of Laos Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.nuol.edu.la
Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur Universiti Teknikal Mara SDN.BHD Memorandum of Understanding Engineering & Applied Sciences www.unikl.edu.my
New Zealand - Auckland University of Auckland Memorandum of Understanding Languages & Social Sciences www.auckland.ac.nz
Singapore East Asia Institute of Management (EASB) Memorandum of Understanding Life & Health Sciences www.uni-lj.si
Singapore Parkway College of Nursing & Allied Health Memorandum of Understanding Life & Health Sciences www.sun.ac.za
Vietnam - Danang University of Danang Memorandum of Understanding Aston University www.udn.vn/english
Vietnam - Hanoi FPT-FSB Memorandum of Understanding Aston Business School international.fpt.edu.vn