International students can study a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Aston University through ONCAMPUS Aston, our International Pathway Centre.

We welcome international students to study our pathway programmes across a range of subject areas including business, finance, engineering, the health professions and law. 

International Pathway Programmes:

  • Foundation
  • International Year One
  • Pre-Masters


The ONCAMPUS Aston International Pathway Centre is based on our Birmingham city centre campus and offers you the ideal first step in pursuing your studies at Aston University. 


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Why study at Aston University?
  • We are University of the Year (Guardian, 2020)
  • Top 25 in the UK overall (Guardian University Guide, 2022)
  • 1st in the UK for ‘Value Added’ (Guardian University Guide, 2020)
  • Outstanding Entrepreneurial University (Times Higher Education Awards, 2020)
  • Best University Careers/Employability Service in the UK (National Undergraduate Employability Awards, 2020)
  • Top 100 in the world for business and management (QS World Subject Rankings, 2021)
  • Among 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation
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Pathway Programme Benefits
  • Guaranteed progression, subject to qualifications, performance and progression pathway
  • Full university experience that prepares you academically and culturally for your degree, and for life in the UK
  • English language support
  • Develop your academic research and writing skills
  • An introduction to your chosen subject area
  • Enter with a lower English Language (IELTS) score and develop your English while studying

Your questions answered


Can I still apply for the Aston University international foundation courses?

The Aston University international foundation courses are now closed.

You can still study an international foundation course at Aston University through ONCAMPUS Aston, our International Pathway Centre.
Is progression to an Aston University degree guaranteed?
If you successfully complete the ONCAMPUS Aston programme and achieve the required grades for progression, you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen Aston University degree. For a list of courses and progression requirements, please check the ONCAMPUS course finder. 
Will I be able to use the University labs and other facilities, or will everything be separate?
You will be studying on Aston University’s campus and have full access to all of the University services and facilities, such as lab equipment, library, IT, Students’ Union as well as other student services.   
Where is the ONCAMPUS Aston Centre located?
The ONCAMPUS Aston Centre is situated in the main building of Aston University’s campus.
How far is the Aston University campus from the centre of Birmingham?
The Aston University campus is located in the city centre of Birmingham; all you need to do is cross the road from the campus.