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Welcoming students from China 

Aston University welcomes you to its friendly campus community with students from over 120 different countries. As an Aston student you’ll be better prepared for your future career by sharing your classroom with international students from all over the world.

Aston is a long established research-led university known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Our campus is centrally located in Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city.

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Students who have achieved an average of 80% in the academic subjects in their Senior High School Leaving Certificate after 3 years of study may be considered for a Foundation programme.    

Students with 2 or 3 year University or College Diploma can be considered for undergraduate study - Year 1 entry. Applicants should be scoring a min of 80% average in relevant  academic subjects. 
University students who have studied 1-2 years (full-time) at a recognised university may be eligible for first year entry, dependent on subjects, institution and grades.  

Postgraduate - Taught 

You should have a Bachelors degree from an Chinese university but the specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Chinese university which you have graduated from. In general applicants should be scoring:

  • Aston Business School and School of Engineering and Applied Science courses – in the range of 70-75% average as a minimum.  
  • School of Life and Health Sciences and School of Languages and Social Sciences - in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.  

If you are applying for finance, engineering or science based subjects, you must have studied a similar field in your undergraduate degree. 

There are a number of conversion courses in the Business School which will accept students from any subject background.   

Postgraduate - MBA  

You can apply for the MBA programme with an undergraduate degree, in any subject area, from an overseas institution and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience. You should have at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised Chinese university with at least 70-75% average as a minimum.

In order to apply to a research degree at Aston, you should have a Masters degree from a Chinese university but the specific percentage requirement will vary depending on the course you are applying for at Aston and the Chinese university which you have graduated from. In general applicants should be scoring in the range of 75-85% average as a minimum.     

Each of Aston's Schools of Study has a number of research groups with the potential to host PhD students. Research specialisms include finance, economics, marketing, organisational psychology, bioenergy, knowledge engineering, photonics, languages, biomedical sciences, neurosciences, health sciences and more.  

You have to submit a detailed research proposal outlining your intended research topic, its objectives, proposed method of research and an indication of how the proposed research topic relates to previous work by other researchers. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages

Sarah Tsai 

Regional Manager, North East Asia 

Sarah is based in Beijing and travels throughout China regularly to meet with students, attend education events and visits schools and colleges across China. 

Jonathan Choi 

International Student Recruitment Officer 

Jonathan can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. He regularly visits China and more information about upcoming dates and locations can be found here. You can also get in touch with our local agents in China, who can provide help and advice on your application at any time.

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At Aston University we are committed to supporting the most talented and hardworking students to achieve their potential by providing a range of scholarships to help lower tuition and living costs. View our full range of scholarships

External Funding
Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding. Click here for more detail.

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