Aston University

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About Aston University

Established in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston University is a research-led university known globally for world-class teaching quality and strong links to business and the professions. Aston University is ranked Top 25 in the Guardian University…

Guide (2023).

Outstanding graduate employability and placements
A leading university for graduate employment success and with an award-winning Careers and Placements team, Placements, pre-registration years, and work and study abroad opportunities feature across our undergraduate programmes. This means students develop essential work skills and a professional profile. 

Our employed graduates achieved the 16th largest median salary in the UK out of all Higher Education Institutions five years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2022), and we are ranked in the UK top 10 for graduate career satisfaction 15 months after graduation (‘Graduate Prospects-On-Track’, Complete University Guide, 2024.)

Excellence in teaching and research
We are committed to high quality teaching and academic excellence and provide the highest standard of education to our students. Hands-on teaching is specialist, relevant and practical with access to professional and technical equipment in the relevant subject areas .  

We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the colleges of Business and Social Sciences, Life and Health Sciences and, Engineering and Physical Sciences. The academic colleges comprise 11 specialist Schools; blending business, health, science and technology expertise.

Rated 79% in the REF (2021) for research that is world leading or internationally excellent, Aston University has an excellent reputation for research which shapes and improves lives. We’re proud of the quality of our research and the real-world applications developed as a result – it makes a substantial and beneficial difference to people, organisations and society.

Our students
Aston University is a popular choice for international students. We recognise and welcome the important academic contribution and cultural diversity international students bring to our university environment.

With over 17,500 students from more than 120 countries, Aston University is a safe and friendly campus enjoyed by a global, multicultural community. Our diverse student population comprises the second largest proportion of Black and Minority Ethnic students in the UK (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide Social Inclusion Rankings for BAME students, 2023).

Centrally located campus in Birmingham, one of Europe’s liveliest cities
The Aston University campus is ideally located on one site within the vibrant city of Birmingham. One of the ‘greenest’ universities in the UK, the academic campus houses all the social and accommodation facilities for our students and is within walking distance to the city.


Birmingham is recognised as a leader in leisure, entertainment, shopping and sport and is an international centre for business, commerce and industry. Home to world­ class companies and innovative entrepreneurs,  Birmingham has one of the youngest populations in Europe. It is a dynamic, business-focused region that is well connected and centrally located in the UK.

University information

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Total StudentsInternational studentsTotal faculty staff
UG Students- 83%
PG Students- 17%
UG Students- 34%
PG Students- 66%
Domestic Staff- 63%
International Staff- 37%

Tuition fees

International Student  Tuition Fees: N/A (Tuition Fee/year)

Rankings & Ratings

Aston University is one of the top public universities in Birmingham, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=446 in QS World University Rankings 2024.


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Academic Reputation
Employer Reputation
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International Faculty Ratio
International Students Ratio
International Research Network
Employment Outcomes

Campus locations

Aston University, United Kingdom

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