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Year of establishment1966
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Size of Campus in acres60
Accommodation expenses6677 Pound for 1 sharing (UG),7940 Pound for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   How is Aston University ranked in the world?


Globally, Aston University ranks at the #401-500 position in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in 2024. University of Aston has maintained this position since 2021. On the other hand, according to US News & World Report, Aston Uni ranks at #717 in Best Global Universities in 2023. There has been an improvement in the university's position in 2023 as in 2022, it was placed at #720 spot.


Q:   How are the academics and social life at Aston University?


Aston University is one of the best universities in UK and students across the globe desire to study here. As per the Aston University student reviews, attending the university is a very rich experience. Students get to study world-class programs, taught by experienced faculty members. Additionally, the social life at Aston University is also very enriching. Students can join a variety of clubs, participate in co-curricular activities and events throughout their time at the university.


Q:   Is Aston University better than the University of Birmingham?


Aston University as well as the University of Birmingham are two well-known institutions in UK and great study abroad options for students. When it comes to rankings, University of Birmingham beats Aston University with the rank #84 in QS World University Rankings for the year 2024. The latter has been ranked #446 in the same category. In US News & World Report University Rankings 2024, Birmingham again has an upper hand with rank #89 in Best Global Universities. Whereas, Cobventry is has been ranked at the spot #717 in this category.

Mentioned below is the comparison between both the universities on the basis of some other parameters that can help you choose the better university for you:


Aston University

University of Birmingham

Acceptance Rate



Average GPA/Grades Required


2.8 - 3.2%

Annual Tuition Fee (MBA)


INR 20L - 34L


Q:   Does Aston University accept international students?


University of Anston welcomes international students from over 120 countries. With a diverse community of more than 11,000 undergraduates and over 2,000 postgraduate students, the university provides a vibrant and inclusive environment. Recognising the importance of language proficiency, Anston University offers English Language taught courses to create an inclusive, supporting and enriching environment for its students.  

Note: The above numbers were taken from an unofficial website, hence it is subject to change. 


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Q:   Does Aston University offer scholarships for international students?


Aston University has been providing scholarships totaling more than USD 2 million to help students fulfill their professional goals. Students are given the opportunity to apply for a variety of international scholarships that are based on their academic, professional, and personal backgrounds. Students must first apply for a course in order to be eligible to apply for an Aston University scholarships. Additionally, Aston University provides Indian students with undergraduate and graduate support through a variety of scholarships. Before submitting an application for these regional Aston University scholarships, students must confirm their eligibility.

Aston University Scholarships for International StudentsAston University Scholarships for Indian Students
Vice-Chancellor’s International ScholarshipDiversity in Society Scholarship
Global Ambassador ScholarshipAston Global Advantage Scholarship
Women in Engineering ScholarshipGlobal Engineers Scholarship
The Dean’s ScholarshipExcellence in Health Innovation Scholarship
 Leading Engineers Scholarship



Q:   Is studying in Aston University expensive?


Aston University offers more than 200 programs for their international audience, on both the undergraduate and graduate level. Annual tuition fee required to pursue a degree course at the University of Aston is around 20-25L on an average, which can be considered expensive as a study abroad option. Students can refer to the table listed below for course specific fees requirements:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
B.A. (33 courses)
INR 17 L - 24 L
MIM (27 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
BBA (22 courses)
INR 17 L - 19 L
B.E. / B.Tech (16 courses)
INR 18 L - 22 L
B.Sc. (14 courses)
INR 18 L - 46 L
B.A. (16 courses)
INR 17 L - 19 L
M.A. (5 courses)
INR 22 L - 23 L

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Q:   What are the Aston University application deadlines for international students?


Prospective international undergraduate students can apply to Aston University through UCAS. Whereas, students applying for graduate courses can apply through the Official Application Portal of the University of Aston. Students can refer to the table below for Aston University application deadlines for international students:

Course Level

Application Deadline


Jan 31, 2024


Dec 1, 2024


Q:   What is the Aston University acceptance rate?


As per the ratio of admissions to applications, Aston University acceptance rate stands at 55%. Since, the stats are on the higher end, we can conclude that thhe University of Aston is a not a very competitive university to get in, as it admits more than half of the applicants. Once an applicant fulfills Aston University admission requirements, ie; academic qualifications, English language requirements as well as relevant documents, they are most likely to secure an admission in the university. However, students must not take this lightly and apply to the University of Aston within the deadlines in order to get enrolled as a student.

Note: The data has been derived from unofficial sources and is subjected to changes.


Q:   Which documents do I need to submit while applying to the University of Aston?


While applying, candidates must submit the following documents:


Aston University Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(35 courses)
INR 17 L - 25 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 64 - 76, Duolingo: 100 - 110
MBA/PGDM(32 courses)
INR 22 L - 31 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 67 & Above, Duolingo: 110 & Above
MIM(31 courses)
INR 22 L - 25 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 67 & Above, Duolingo: 110 & Above
B.Sc.(14 courses)
INR 18 L - 46 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 64 - 67, Duolingo: 100 - 110
BBA(22 courses)
INR 17 L - 19 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 67 & Above, Duolingo: 110 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(16 courses)
INR 18 L - 22 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 64 & Above, Duolingo: 100 & Above
B.A.(16 courses)
INR 17 L - 19 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 64 - 67, Duolingo: 100 - 110
M.A.(6 courses)
INR 22 L - 24 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 67 & Above, Duolingo: 110 & Above
MPHARM(1 course)
INR 21 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 67 & Above
PG Diploma(1 course)
INR 13 L
Duration9 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, PTE: 76 & Above
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Q:   How can Indian students get admitted to Aston University?


In order to secure an enrollment, applicants from India must fulfill the Aston University admission requirements for Indian students, as per the choice of course.

Course LevelAston University Admission Requirements
Undergraduate Programs
  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ISCE/ICSE) or CBSE; OR
  • International School Qualifications; OR
  • International Baccalaureate; and
  • Any course-specific class 10th requirements.
Graduate Programs
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree; and
  • Minimum UK equivalent GPA required as per course.
Postgraduate Programs
  • Master’s degree from a recognised institute; and
  • Minimum of 2:1 UK equivalent degree classification.

Q:   What are the Aston University English language requirements?


Aston University admission requirements for international students comprise of proof of proficiency in the English language as a major entry criteria. University of Aston accepts IELTS/TOEFL scores as a proof of proficiency in the language and students can refer to the table below for minimum score requirements:

English Proficiency ExamMinimum Score Requirements
6.0 - 7.5
93 - 101
67 - 76

Q:   Can Indian students get into the University of Aston without IELTS/TOEFL score?


Aston University accepts country-specific qualifications from international students. Therefore, Indian students can secure an admission in the University of Aston without English proficiency exam scores if they fulfill one of the criteria listed below:


Minimum Score Requirements

ICSE (Standard 12th)


CBSE (Standard 12th)


State Board (Standard 12)



Q:   How much does it cost to study at Aston University in the United Kingdom?


Studying in Aston University can be a little expensive for Indian students as the cost sums up to be around 20-25L on an average. Students can refer to the table for course-specific fees requirements:

Aston University Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
MS (34 courses)
INR 17L - 25L
BBA (22 courses)
INR 17L - 19L
MIM (28 courses)
INR 22L - 25L
B.Sc. (14 courses)
INR 18L - 46L
B.E. / B.Tech (16 courses)
INR 18L - 22L
M.A. (5 courses)
INR 22L - 23L
MPHARM (1 course)
B.A. (16 courses)
INR 17L - 19L
Ph.D. (1 course)
Ph.D. (1 course)

Aston University
Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Academically oriented
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.8
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4.4
Student Life4.3
Value for money3.9
Public transportation4.9
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration4.1
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MSc in Supply Chain Management - Batch of 2022
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Decent university which includes everything but balanced.
Tips: You have to match up the pace of the university because everyone will be running. You should have a brief knowledge of your course so that you will not face any difficulties while doing assignments. I didn't get any scholarship but they do offer one. I am very much okay with my college.
Likes (Student Life): Quality of life will be good being more productive. Going to libraries, with different people. Doing many things at a time makes us more productive. Apart from studies you will have a chance to participate in various events such as student leadership roles and sports etc.
Dislikes (Permanent Immigration): Currently, employers are not offering sponsorship for long-term visas as they feel supply chain positions can be easily replaced by someone unless the individual is well-experienced, But that differs to other streams. But in the supply chain, we do have jobs and we just need them in the right way.
Reviewed on 4 Apr 2024Read more
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MSc Strategy and International Business - Batch of 2022
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Aston is Multi-dimensional.
Tips: You'll find many students from India and South Asian here, language here is no such problem however pace up with the British Accent! I personally wasn't on any scholarship here. The course curriculum was good and Industry- specific and our lecturers were good as well giving us all the relevant knowledge that we needed. The college has many groups and clubs you can join and become part of and football here is good. The college has been a long-time supporter of Aston-villa F. C currently playing in the top tier of English football and students do get some perks in their home games at villa park. You'll definitely enjoy being here at Aston!
Likes (Post study jobs): I would say that the placements are quite average but I've rated it 5 because the university is constantly improving with the new graduate route. Most of the placement opportunities are online and one can apply from there. Nearly all the students get jobs or get enrolled for Ph.D.
Dislikes (Value for money): Considering the difference in academic pattern of Aston with that of other Indian Institutions, there is better student support. The student union here is good which adds up the value of money paid to come here. Honestly, it's not only about the quality of faculty but also about how you are treated as a foreign student in the institution you are going. However I've rated it a 4 because no doubt there are groups and unions to help you out but the help-desk processes are a bit slow.
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MSc Information Systems and Business Analysis - Batch of 2024
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Underwhelming college experience
Tips: There was definitely a transition after coming here. There was not much of any cultural shift I experienced but there was definitely a change in my lifestyle and personal growth which inclined towards self-development. I did not avail of any scholarships and the university doesn’t provide too many scholarships and getting one is rare. I am satisfied with the university but not the course. The course needs much learning outside the curriculum. You need to learn different tools and techniques which are not included in the course for better learning opportunities.
Likes (Public transportation): The campus is situated in the center of the city and is easy to commute. There are buses running all day with very high frequency. The transportation is pretty affordable when compared to other cities. The university provides a concession amount for the people who travel to the university. So transportation should not be an issue.
Dislikes (Value for money): The rating of 2 for the tution fee is supported by a lack of robust experiences and extracurricular activities, the perception of average instructors and insufficient university support in placements which collectively contribute to a less satisfying educational experience.
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2023Read more
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MSc International Business - Batch of 2023
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Overrated with respect to fees but maybe better for MBA courses
Tips: I am an Indian and while coming to UK, I was expecting to live in a different culture. However, the majority of the crowd here is Indian. My class had 98% Indians. I did not like that as I wanted to experience studying with people from different backgrounds. However, everybody has a different perspective and they might find comfort in such an environment.
Likes (Public transportation): There are buses and trams every 10 minutes throughout the city. Hence, travelling by public transport is easy. There are cabs available as well. The bus pass costs 40 gbp per month based on student discounts and the university also provides help to students living far.
Dislikes (Value for money): My tuition fee which is almost 21000 gbp does not seem justified. The syllabus is short and repetitive. The ranking of the university is going down. It does not make sense to pay that much amount for a university which does not stand out from other cheaper and better universities.
Reviewed on 4 May 2023Read more
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MSc Data Analytics - Batch of 2021
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Good university. I recommend it
Tips: UK is facing a recession and there are fewer job opportunities. But the right talent and skill set can get you a job. Students have to put extra effort to gain additional skills in their free time so that companies can offer sponsorship which will help in getting permanent residency. University provides the opportunity to gain the skillset and career pages to apply for those roles.
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Aston University Placements

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Glaxo Smithkline
Rolls Royce
Bosch Ltd
Grant Thornton
Ford Motors
Deutsche Bank
Warner Brothers
British Gas
Ernst & Young
Goldman Sachs
Marks and Spencer
Morgan Stanley
Standard Chartered bank
CA Technologies
Singapore Airlines
Hewlett Packard
Mercedes Benz
Barclays Bank
RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
HCL Technologies
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Q:   What is the Aston University average salary for graduates?


With the Aston University placement rate of around 74%, the university has a good placement rate for international students compared to other universities in the UK. Aston University average salary for graduates is around £5,136 per year. Graduates can get an average salary of up to £70,000 per year in many profiles.


Aston University Rankings

B++Overall University Grade
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Electronics EngineeringB+
Business EconomicsB++
Supply ChainC++
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Q:   Where is Aston University ranked in UK?


Aston University is one of the most popular universities in the UK. Specific to the UK, the Complete University Guide 2023 has ranked Aston University at #48 and The Guardian University Guide 2023 has ranked the university at #22. University of Aston's position has improved in the rankings of The Guardian in 2023, as in 2022, it was placed at #25 position.


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Q:   What are some of the top-ranked universities in UK?


Some of the University universities in the UK are the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, etc. Check the table given below to know about the ranking of these top-ranked universities.


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University of Oxford



Imperial College London






The University of Edinburgh



The University of Manchester



King’s College



London School of Economics and Political Science



University of Bristol



The University of Warwick




Q:   How can I get a UK student visa?


International students who want to pursue higher education in the UK must have a UK Student Visa, previously called as Tier 4 (General) Student Visa or Tier 4 Student Visa. The fee for UK Student Visa is Pound 363 (Approx INR 37,000). The documents required to apply for a UK Student Visa are a completed student visa application form, proof of parent’s or guardian’s consent, original mark sheets / provisional certificates, proof of funds, etc.


Q:   Do universities in UK offer scholarships for international students?


Various universities in the UK offer scholarships to international students. Given below is a list of the scholarships offered by the UK universities.

Scholarship Name

Offered by

Scholarship Amount

Rhodes Scholarship – MBA

University of Oxford

Around INR 90L

Felix Scholarships - MBA

University of Oxford

Around INR 75L

Kent Graduate Scholarship

University of Kent

Around INR 3L

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - MBA

University of Cambridge

Around INR 87L

WBS Scholarship

University of Warwick

Around INR 25L

Also Read: UK Scholarships for Indian Students


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Aston University guarantees a room in Aston Student Village to all incoming undergraduate and graduate students who fulfill their requirements. William Murdoch and James Watt are two of Aston University's housing buildings. If a postgraduate applicant meets the required qualifying requirements, Asto


Anushree Sinha

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Answered 5 months ago

Based on the comparison of tuition fees for various courses, Aberystwyth University is cheaper than Aston University. The tuition fee may vary at both universities from course to course, however, the average annual tuition fee at Aberystwyth University ranges between INR 13 Lacs and INR 15 Lakh, on



Mayank Vashisht

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Answered 5 months ago

The only logical reason for choosing the MIM programme to pursue at Aberystwyth University rather than Aston University is that Aberystwyth University offers MIM programmes at a much lower cost than it is offered at Aston University. However, besides the cost and tuition fee, it is better to pursue



Mayank Vashisht

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Answered 6 months ago

Based on online sources, it appears that Solent University is more affordable in terms of tuition fees in comparison to Aston University. Here are some pertinent details:

  • For postgraduate courses at Solent University, the fees range from £4,250 per year for a 2-year distance learning course to £8,495




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Answered 6 months ago

As Aston University is one of the oldest University of UK, where as Solent University started as a Private School of Art in 1856 and expanded as an independent Higher Education Institution in 1989. It has won the ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ award, 2015 by Times Higher Education.for M.S. the



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