Aston University is a proud University Partner of NCUK, a consortium of leading universities dedicated to helping international students access and succeed at university. Since 1987, NCUK has helped over 30,000 international students gain access to university.

NCUK offers foundation, undergraduate year one and pre-master's pathway programmes, which are taught and quality assured by its global network of more than 60 study centres around the world. All NCUK qualifications include a unique language and study skills preparation module, English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This module equips international students with the skills needed to succeed at university.

NCUK also has a dedicated University Admissions and Placement Services team, to support students at all stages throughout their university application process.

The NCUK International Foundation Year provides the opportunity to progress to full undergraduate courses at Aston University.

Students can study the NCUK Pre-Master's Programme and gain the opportunity to progress to a range of master’s courses at Aston University.

Students can also study the NCUK International Year One and progress to the second year of study for BEng (Hons) Design Engineering or BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering at Aston University. 

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Are you an NCUK student planning to study at Aston University from September 2020?

The Pathway Ambassador Scholarship of £3,000 will help you to become a leader in your future career.

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“I chose to study an NCUK qualification as it was a reliable and effective way of me progressing to an NCUK University.”

Yihao Wang, China
Degree: BSc (Joint Honours) Business Management, Public Policy

“For me, all of the subjects and EAP module are very useful to study. The whole NCUK qualification is beneficial for people like me who choose to study abroad.”

Immaculata Sewuese Aondoakaa, Nigeria
Degree: BSc (Hons) Accounting for Management

“I had excellent access to resources at my NCUK Study Centre in China which helped support me with my studies. I also had help and support with the university application process.”

Xian Zhang, China
Degree: MSc Finance and Investments