International Office

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The International Office provides a gateway for :

  • Prospective students, parents, teachers and careers advisers looking for further information on all aspects of the University, and British Higher Education in general. The students we see may be:
  • Non-EU international students in their home country
  • Home / EU students studying outside of the EU
  • Non-EU international students studying in this country
  • Overseas institutions wishing to make contact with the University for a variety of reasons, for example, recognition of programmes for progression onto Aston degrees, exploring joint programme and research opportunities, looking for consultancy expertise in curriculum development
  • Government bodies (for example, Ministry of Education, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Office of Civil Service, Ministry of Science & Technology) looking for further information about the University when offering scholarships for students to study overseas
  • Local companies wishing to place staff / students for studies and further training. Recent examples include Saudi Aramco
  1. We provide advice and guidance to the University’s admissions teams in assessing non-EU international qualifications.
  2. We attend education fairs around the world, including events in the UK to promote the University and its programmes.
  3. We visit local educational institutions to promote the University as well as British Higher Education by: 
    • Giving presentations to years 12 and 13 on:
    • Aston University
    • Benefits of studying in the UK
    • How to choose your subject and university
    • Completing your application form: what do universities look for?
    • Providing counselling interviews with prospective students
  • Meeting with teachers and career advisers to:
    • ensure that they are up to date with the University and the programmes on offer
    • provide training on: helping students with their application forms, writing references
    • Providing their Careers office with University literature and poster
4. We appoint and work closely with vetted educational agents/representatives in helping the University recruit high quality international students by:
  • Providing regular update briefings on the University, new programmes and changes in admissions policy
  • Providing University literature and posters for the their library so that prospective students can browse at their leisure
  • Arranging student counselling / interview sessions for prospective students to meet with University staff when in-country
5. We work across and alongside the University’s Schools and departments to assist in achieving the University’s objective to recruit high quality international students to Aston.
We are located in the Main Building, South Wing 2nd Floor

More information about responsibilities of certain members of the team you can find  here.