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Aston welcomes you to a friendly and diverse learning environment; home to a close-knit international campus community. 

We have 2,500 international students from over 130 countries studying a wide range of subjects in our safe and friendly city centre campus. 

For our English Language Requirements please  click here.

Entry requirements by school of study: 

Aston Business school - Overall Abitur score of 1.4 with 13 in English Language
Programmes with specific subject requirements request a score of 13 out of 15  in the Abitur ie IBML.

Engineering and applied sciences - Overall Abitur score of 2.0 with 13 in English Language
Programmes with specific subject requirements request a score of 12 out of 15  in the Abitur ie Chemical Engineering

Life and Health Sciences -

Biology/Biomedical Science-  Overall Abitur score of 2.0 with 12 in Biology & 13 in English language
Psychology: Overall Abitur score of 2.0 with 13 in English Language
Pharmacy: Overall Abitur score of 1.5 with 13 in English & Chemistry and a second science from either Biology or Maths
Optometry: Overall Abitur score of 1.4 with 13 in English & Biology and a second science from either Maths or Physics

Languages and social Sciences -

Overall Abitur score of 1.8 with 13 in English Language
Programmes with specific subject requirements request a score of 13 out of 15  in the Abitur ie Languages


Postgraduate - Taught

To be eligible for entry on to a postgraduate taught programme you should have a second class honours degree from a recognised German Higher Education institution. 

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 come from any subject background, but should have at least a first class degree from a German university and a minimum of three years post graduation managerial work experience, as stipulated by the Association of MBA (AMBA) requirements.


In order to apply to a research degree programme, you should at least have a upper-second or first-class masters degree and a relevant English language qualification.

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. 

All PhD applicants need to contact the research groups direct with their individual research proposal. Find out more on Aston's Postgraduate research pages


Hristina Dimova

International Student Recruitment Officer

Hristina can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. You can contact her at

Aston Placement Scholarship

Placement years are an integral part of the Aston Experience. To ensure that all students have an opportunity to undertake the placement that will benefit them the most, we offer an Aston Placement Scholarship. Click here for full details

Aston Excellence - £2,500

Aston University is pleased to offer Postgraduate Scholarships worth up to £2,500 each to students holding exceptional results. Click here for full details.

Partner Awards

Students studying at Aston University partner institutions are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details.

Alumni Bursary

Aston Alumni qualify for an automatic 20% discount on tuition fees. Click here for full details.

Languages and Social Sciences Excellence Bursary

Available for all Aston LSS graduates who hold a First Class Aston undergraduate degree, the LSS Excellence Bursary provides an additional: 5% discount on your Masters Tuition Fees which complements the existing 20% Aston Graduate Discount.

In total, the LSS Excellence Bursary and the Aston Graduate Discount amount to 25% off your Masters Tuition Fees reflecting our commitment to support the top undergraduate students in the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

For confirmation and if you have any queries contact:

Postgraduate Research

We have many studentships and funded research opportunities available. Click here for full details.

MBA Scholarships

Our MBA scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with the Aston MBA starting in 2017/18. See the full listing here.

External Funding

Students may be eligible for funding provided by our partners and external sources of funding.

Click here for full details.

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