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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"My NCUK study centre helped me in my studies and self-esteem. Aston was one of the schools they suggested to me and after looking at what Aston University had to offer, it wasn't hard to reject other schools and pick Aston University."

Michael Okwori
BSc (Hons) International Business and Economics

"In the year at my NCUK study centre, I realized myself and my teachers were surprised by my achievements. Aston pays excellent attention to students' employability. They provide many opportunities in the placement year, and they even have a CV tutorial which helps me a lot."

Xintong Zhong
BSc (Hons) Business and Management

My NCUK centre helped me to understand specific topics that I had in my first year. I chose Aston University for being in the centre of Birmingham, close to the shopping centre which makes a student's life easier, as well as how the University cares about student employability

Abdul Agi
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

“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