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.

To apply for a £5,000 scholarship, you will also need to hold an offer for an undergraduate or full-time postgraduate programme starting in September 2019. We also require you to submit a personal statement of no more than 500 words to support your scholarship application. Your personal statement should explain why you believe you would make an excellent scholar and can be submitted below:

  • Your Details
  • Name
  • Aston University Course Details

 

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 application deadline: 14th March 2019

Acceptance deadline: 19th April 2019

Postgraduate students

Three rounds of awards will be offered to give you the best chance of securing a scholarship.

Application deadlines

When will I hear if I have been successful?

£3,000 Awards
To automatically be considered, you must have received an offer before:

£5,000 Awards
To apply, you must submit your personal statement before these dates:

18th January 2019

18th January 2019

end of February 2019

26th April 2019

26th April 2019

end of May 2019

21st June 2019

21st June 2019

end of July 2019

Early applications are encouraged as scholarship funds are limited. 

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.