Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Overview

Aston University was established in 1966 by virtue of the Royal Charter. The university was the upgrade of the original School of Metallurgy in1875, which went under transformation and development, both academic and physical from 1895 to 1965. Today,  the university is affiliated to ACU, CDIO Initiative, EQUIS, EUA, Universities UK, AACSB, M5 Universities and AMBA. Aston University has been awarded the title of the “University of the Year, 2021” by The Guardian. The university is known for its research initiatives in fields of Optometry, Biology, Pharmacy, Psychology and General Engineering. Across 26 main subjects and related course programs, Aston University offers  a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas.

Aston University comprises 13 schools for Business, Law, Social Sciences and Humanities, Informatics and Digital Engineering, Engineering and Technology,Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, Biosciences, Medical, Optometry, Audiology and Healthcare Sciences, Pharmacy, Neuroscience and Psychology. There are 3 colleges operated by the university, College of Business and Social Sciences, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and College of Health and Life Sciences. Some of the notable alumni of Aston University are Rahul Potluri, David Willey, Abdollah Jassbi, Frankie Boyle, Ivan Noble, Kate Walsh, Viswas Raghavan, Chris Banks, Rob Perrins, Terry Pitt, Salma Yaqoob and Ernest henry Wilson among many others.

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Aston University Facts & Highlights

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Description

Type of University

Public Research; CoEd

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - GBP 19,000

Masters - GBP 25,000

Admission Intakes

January/February & September/October

Average GPA Requirement

4.0

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1200; ACT - 26; IELTS - 6.5; TOEFL - 93; PTE - 64; Duolingo - 100; GMAT - 590

Admission Requirements

Standardised test scores, LOR, SOP, Academic Transcripts

Admissions Deadlines

UCAS Deadlines

Percentage of International Students

28% (approx)

Size of Campus (in acres)

60

Alumni Worldwide

300k+

Female to Male Ratio

48 : 52

Average Salary after 10 years

GBP 75,000

Aston University Rankings

Aston University World Rankings

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

401-500

401-500

501-600

351-400

351-400

QS World University Ranking 

=485

511-520

442

=381

NA

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

720

NA

NA

NA

NA

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities

  Rankings

NA

701-800

701-800

NA

901-1000

Aston University Subject Rankings

Business

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

126-150

101-125

101-125

101-125

=85

QS - Accounting and Finance

NA

201-250

151-200

151-200

151-200

QS - Business and Management Studies

NA

=99

51-100

51-100

101-150

U.S. News & World Report - Economics and Business

132

NA

NA

NA

NA

Computer Science

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

401-500

301-400

404-500

301-400

NA

QS - Computer science and Information Systems

NA

401-450

401-450

451-500

351-400

U.S. News & World Report - Computer Science

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Engineering 

Ranked By

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Times Higher Education (THE)

501-600

501-600

501-600

401-500

251-300

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA

501-520

451-500

451-500

451-500

U.S. News & World Report - Engineering

457

NA

NA

NA

NA

Aston University Fees

Aston University charges different fees for each course program, but the range of Bachelors and Masters can be assessed:

Qualification Level

Tuition Fee (GBP)

Bachelor Courses

17,000-25,000

Masters Courses

17,000-32,000

Aston University Important Dates

Aston University has different deadlines for new students and resuming students:

Schedule

Date/Month

Application Deadline

UCAS Deadlines (January 26, 2022)

Session Begin (New Students)

September 19, 2022

Session Begin (Returning Students)

September 26, 2022

Aston University Admission Process

Aston University has three intakes including Spring, Summer and Fall for admission of international students every year. The academic year at Aston begins in September every year and continues till August of next year. 

Aston University requires its incoming students to ensure that their applications fulfil the requirements put forward by the course program they are applying for. Applicants must ensure to complete their applications with all the required documents.

Similar to most UK universities, Aston University has two entry ways for students to apply for any of the three intakes:

  • UCAS Entry Route is governed by the timelines designed by the authority. The university accepts applications as and when they come to administration’s notice, once cleared by the authority and prepared accordingly for the university.

  • Direct Entry Route is available for the international students to apply directly to the university, bypassing the selection process of UCAS. They are required to connect with an authorised representative in their home country, so as to guide themselves through the application process, required documents and additional information or information.

The students are at full liberty to choose any of the two courses. While UCAS application process shall almost cement the acceptance, the Direct Entry route is simpler and faster in comparison. In each of the cases, guidance of authorised representatives shall prove helpful, in regards with completion and organisation of the documents.

Documents Required

Aston University requires the following documents to be submitted in an application on a common basis:

  • Academic Transcripts

  • English Language Proficiency Proof

  • Standardised Test scores as required by the course 

  • Application Form and SOP

  • LOR(s) as required by the course

  • Application Essay and Student CV

  • Passport copy

Aston University Eligibility Criteria

Aston University requires its applicants to satisfy following eligibility criterias for admission consideration:

Qualification(s) Required

Bachelors - ICSE/CBSE/State Board/NIOS Certificate

Masters - Graduate Degree from recognised Indian University (Tier 1/2/3)

Average GPA

Bachelors - 1.0-3.3

Masters - 2-3

English Proficiency Tests

IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/Duolingo

Admission Tests

Bachelors - SAT/ACT (optional)

Masters - GRE/GMAT (optional)

Aston University Scholarships

Aston University has special scholarships for international students. The authorised representatives can help in determining the eligibility of each of the programmes and whether application should be made for. Before applying for scholarships, students must check their eligibility criteria.

Some of the scholarships that international students applying to the university can apply for are: 

  • Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

  • Global Ambassador Scholarship

  • MBA Dean’s Award Scholarship

  • MBA Future Leaders Award Scholarship

  • MBA Aston Edge Scholarship

  • Ferguson Scholarships (Africa & India)

  • Women in Engineering Scholarship

  • Aston Enterprise Scholarship

  • Aston Global Advantage Scholarship (India)

  • Diversity in Society Scholarship (India)

  • Excellence in Health Innovation Scholarship (India)

  • Global Engineers Scholarship (India)

  • Leading Engineers Scholarship (India)

Apart from the above Aston University-funded scholarships, some external scholarships are also available:

  • Single Parent Scholarship

  • Trendhim Scholarship

  • British Council IELTS Scholarship India

  • Chevening Scholarships in India

  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

  • Foundation for Women Grants

  • Inlaks Scholarships

  • Postgrad Solutions Ltd

  • Sir Dorabji Tata trust

  • The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

  • The Whitworth Scholarships Trust Fund

Aston University Placements

Aston University has a Careers and Placements department to help its students ensure that their career pathways are securely chosen. The manner in which support is provided by the department has been highlighted below:

  • The team helps in building CVs, profiles, Cover Letters, etc. throughout the duration of study at the university

  • The department provides the students with the opportunity to register in the first year of study and attend consultation sessions, where they discuss the possible career pathways and design action plans for upcoming years.

  • Throughout the degree duration, action plans of grades, internships, work experience placements, etc. are achieved. There is a summary drawn up just before the final year or placement year and CV, Cover Letters and other related documents are built up and profiles are updated.

  • In the placement year, students are encouraged to be active on meeting portals, where they can connect with potential employers. Webinars, virtual events, EXPOS are an active part of the final year.

  • Support is available for all levels of qualifications, undergraduate and postgraduate.

  • Self-employment is encouraged and entrepreneurial students are supported with their plan through loans and investment funds. Sometimes they are also connected with investors and other parties which may partner the creative idea into a marketable position.

  • Some of the recruiters of Aston University graduates are GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), IBM, Microsoft, Samsung, Network Rail, Aldi, The Prince’s Trust, Rolls Royce, SMEs, etc.

Aston University Alumni

Aston University’s alumni profile is not only vast but also extravagant, with popular and impactful names from diverse fields registering their names in the list. While being an Aston alumni is itself quite reputational, there is so much more which the university offers to its past graduates:

  • The graduates are considered as reputable, especially in the mid-career years.

  • The alumni of the university are present in various fields ranging from Business, Engineering, Research, AI, Politics, Philanthropic Authorities, International Authorities, etc. 

  • Aston University’s alumni have contributed immensely to the research in the fields of Optometry, Medical Sciences and Engineering.

  • The alumni are also noted for their contribution to the fields of History, Architecture, Liberal and Performing Arts

  • Some of the notable alumni of the university are Andrew Campbell, Kevin Warwick, David Wiley, Ivan Noble, Ravi Kant, Phil Popham, Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, Ashok Kumar, Robert Walter, Gregor Townsand, Burak Ozcivit and Ernest Henry Wilson.

Aston University Accommodations

Aston University has a vast campus to boast of for its territorial presence. Within this campus, there are various facilities that are accessible to the students, one such is accommodation facilities at Aston Student Village. The university provides on-campus accommodation and off-campus accommodation support to its students:

  • The new students to the university shall have to apply for the accommodation anew in the Spring of their term year.

  • The returning students shall retain their accommodation choice as per the allocation details held by them or they may apply for a different or change in accommodation. The application shall have to be made similarly to the new applications.

  • The postgraduate students are invited to volunteer as residence tutor and help undergraduate students at Aston Student Village. This position comes with the benefit of 90% cheaper accommodation expenses in comparison to the market. There are certain eligibility terms and conditions which need to be satisfied continuously during the course of post.

  • Aston University helps the students choosing off-campus accommodation to understand tenancy rights and duties, rent agreements, and help them make safe and secure connections for off-campus rentals.

Campus Location

Aston University

Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

http://www.aston.ac.uk/international/international-students/ | 00 44 (0)121 204 4888 | international@aston.ac.uk

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