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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 are listed by the school of study your desired course belongs to.

Aston Business School – An overall mark of 90 in the Esame di Stato plus IELTS/TOEFL
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences -  An overall mark of 80 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Classica or Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL
School of Languages and Social Sciences -  An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato (Liceo Claissica or Linguistica) plus IELTS/TOEFL

School of Life and Health Sciences – 
Pharmacy - An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato  (Liceo Scientifico) including 85% in Chemistry, Biology and Maths plus IELTS/TOEFL
Optometry - An overall mark of 95 in the Esame di Stato  (Liceo Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL
Biology/Biomedical - An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato  (Liceo Classica or Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL
Psychology - An overall mark of 85 in the Esame di Stato  (Liceo Classica or Scientifico) plus IELTS/TOEFL

Postgraduate - Masters 

To be considered for a postgraduate programme you need Laurea with an overall mark of between 102-105.

Please Note:

Individual subject marks may be required where specific subjects are requested.   

Postgraduate - MBA 

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

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


Sapreena Kumari

Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach

Our staff can help you with your enquiries and advise you on the application process. We regularly visit Italy and more information about upcoming dates and locations you can find here. You can also get in touch with our local agents in country, who can provide help and advice on your application at any time.

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, including a scheme to launch 50 Prize Fellowships and Prize Studentships in celebration of our 50th year. 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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