Global Excellence Scholarship

Aston University welcomes students from over 120 different countries every year to study with us. Located in the centre of Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city with one of Europe's youngest populations, Aston University is a dynamic centre of learning in a dynamic city. At Aston we put our students first. We are committed to offering the highest quality of teaching, based on cutting-edge research, and aim to give our students the skills and knowledge they need to make a success of their future career. In order to support the best students to study at Aston University in September 2019, we are delighted to offer the Global Excellence Scholarship.

Scholarships of £3,000 and £5,000 are available for programmes starting in September 2019. All students who apply to study an undergraduate* or full-time postgraduate programme* starting in September 2019 will automatically considered for a scholarship of up to £3,000. These scholarships will be awarded based on your course application, your previous academic background and English language level. 

Higher level scholarships of up to £5,000 are also available. In order to be considered for a £5,000 scholarship you will also need to submit a personal statement (maximum of 500 words) explaining why you are a suitable candidate for a £5,000 award.

How to apply?

All international students who apply and hold an offer for an Aston undergraduate or full-time postgraduate taught master starting in September 2019 will automatically be considered for a scholarship of up to £3,000. There is no need for a separate scholarship application.

Scholarship applications for the higher level scholarship of £5,000 have now closed for 2019. We will re-open scholarship applications for 2020 applicants in September 2019.

What type of student is likely to receive a scholarship?

Aston welcomes students from all backgrounds. We take pride in our diverse student body who come not only from all over the world, but also from a wide range of social and educational backgrounds. Scholarships will not just be awarded to those with the highest grades, but to students who show the greatest potential and who could benefit the most from an Aston degree.

EU students are also welcome to apply for this scholarship.

Deadlines

Undergraduate students

Scholarship applications have now closed for 2019. We will re-open scholarship applications for 2020 applicants in September 2019.

Postgraduate students

There is no deadline for the £3,000 scholarship - a scholarship application is not necessary, you will automatically be considered on applying for your postgraduate degree.

Scholarship applications for the higher level scholarship of £5,000 have now closed for 2019. We will re-open scholarship applications for 2020 applicants in September 2019.

Which courses are eligible?

Applicants to all undergraduate courses except for Medicine are eligible for a scholarship.  You must have received an offer for the course before the deadline dates above. We will notify you if you have been successful two weeks after the deadline date. 

Applicants to all full-time 1-year postgraduate courses are eligible for a scholarship. You must have received an offer for the course before the deadline dates above. We will notify you if you have been successful two weeks after the deadline date. 

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

You can only receive one scholarship but you are able to apply for multiple scholarships. If you apply for a £5,000 scholarship and are unsuccessful, you will automatically be considered for a £3,000 award. If you are successful in being awarded multiple scholarships, the highest value scholarship will be awarded to you. Scholarships will automatically be credited to your student account in the form of a tuition fee reduction.

Terms and conditions

Read the full terms & conditions.