Aston University

Overview of university

The history of Aston University traces back to 1875 when a School of Metallurgy was started. Then, after many transitions and additions to the university, finally, in 1966, Aston University received its royal charter from Queen Elizabeth II. Aston University is a public research university and is one of the leading career-focused universities in the UK. It is dedicated to providing a real-world experience to all students.

Located in the centre of Birmingham, Aston Uni welcomes career-minded students. Aston’s graduates are amongst the highest-paid five years after graduation (Leo, 2020). The rankings of Aston University over recent years indicate it to be a leading and inclusive university at the local, national, and global levels. As per The Complete University Guide 2022, it is at 47th rank. The rank of Aston University is #25 according to The Guardian University Guide 2022. If we talk about the subject rankings, as per THE 2022 rankings, the overall world ranking is 162 for Psychology. Also, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 rated 79% of Aston University research as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Aston Uni campus is a single-site campus located in the heart of Birmingham city. The university provides its students with some of the world's best learning and research environments. This includes modern lecture theatres and clinics for students to practice in – such as the Aston Brain Centre and Aston Eye Clinic, to a range of specialist laboratories, including the £3.9 million virtual reality facility. Apart from this, Aston University has a library that remains open 24/7 during term time. 

Aston University provides various courses at different levels such as foundation programme, undergraduate degrees, degree apprenticeships, postgraduate courses, professional courses, research degrees, and online courses. Some of the departments of the university are Aston Business School, Aston Law School, Aston Medical School, Health and Life Sciences, School of Engineering & Applied Science, College of Business and Social Sciences, and School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The university has a diverse and friendly international community from over 120 countries. There is a range of international scholarships available at Aston University namely the Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship and Global Ambassador Scholarship.

The undergraduate students at Aston Uni are provided a room in Aston Student Village if they meet all the eligibility requirements. Additionally, students can also take off-campus accommodation. Aston University also guarantees campus accommodation to the first fifty postgraduate applicants for their first-year study if they meet all the set conditions. Aston University has strong and wide alumni around the world. Some of the names of the notable alumni include Chris Banks (Businessman), Ravi Kant (Indian Executive), Kevin Brooks (Writer), Steve Martin (British Academic), Seema Malhotra (British Labour and Co-operative Party Politician), and Sapna Pabbi.

What are the documents needed for the application?

The documents required at the time of admission at Aston University are given below:

Documents for Undergraduate Application

  • Completion certificate of secondary and higher secondary school
  • English proficiency test score
  • Financial statement of a guardian or your financial statement, depending on who pays the fees
  • Passport copy
  • Health insurance
  • Foreign transcript evaluation

Documents for Postgraduate Application

  • Official transcripts of all academic documents
  • Two references
  • A personal statement
  • English Proficiency test score
  • Financial statement of the guardian
  • Passport copy
  • Health insurance
  • Work experience details (for MBA application)
  • GMAT or GRE score to increase the chances of admission (for MBA application)

Note: Document requirements may vary with different programs. To check the exact requirements, please refer to the intended course page on the university website.


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