Aston University is lively, welcoming and cosmopolitan campus based university situated in the centre of Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK. It was founded in 1895 and in 1966, received the Royal Charter to be a University from Queen Elizabeth II. The campus is home to five schools (Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences Life and Health Sciences and the Medical school) which offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. Aston has more than 11,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduate students from over 120 countries
The Student Support Service will ensure that any international student in Aston University is made to feel at home, and advice is available on a number of issues including academic, personal, medical and financial.
43rd in the Times University Guide 2021
30th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
442nd in the QS World University Rankings 2021
Aston consistently ranks high in various international league tables. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 78% of research submitted was evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised'. Other highlights include being in the top 100 Best 'Golden Age' Universities in the World (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017), top 200 in the world (2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings) and top 200 in Europe (Times Higher Education European University Rankings 2018).
Aston University guarantees university campus accommodation for students in their first year of study, as long as they accept their offer and book accommodation by the deadline on the website.
Aston’s campus is in the centre of Birmingham and contains 3,000 en-suite rooms. They are all five minutes’ walk from the main university buildings and the centre of Birmingham. Apartments are self-catering and house between 5 and 7 students. On-campus facilities include launderettes, satellite television lounges, 24-hour library and numerous cafes, pubs and restaurants. Residence tutors and wardens are available to support students
Aston University campus is located in the centre of Birmingham, ‘Britain’s Second City’. Birmingham is a lively and multicultural city, with a population of approximately 1.2 million people. It currently hosts the largest number of theatres outside London and has a vibrant art, music and literary scene. Birmingham also has a strong nightlife and many festivals from the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade outside Dublin to the UK’s biggest indoor Christmas Market
Life in Birmingham
Birmingham caters for all tastes in arts, culture, leisure and entertainment, with a wide variety of museums, galleries and leisure and sport facilities all in close range of student accommodation. The city also offers a fantastic nightlife, particularly for students.