Aston Business School

Birmingham, England

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Aston University was established in 1895, and has a proven record of academic excellence. The Aston Business School is one of largest and most highly regarded business schools in Europe. Located in the bustling city of Birmingham, there are many social and cultural activities available for students to enjoy. The university embraces international culture and hosts students from over 65 countries around the world. Aston is known for its close-knit campus atmosphere, allowing for international students to feel at home during their stay.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City

With a population of more than one million people, Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and is internationally recognized as a leader in leisure, entertainment, business, sporting events, and industry. There are several world-class art collections in Birmingham, as well as many museums, cinemas, and bars. The city is historically known as an industrial hub in Britain, but in recent years has become a cosmopolitan center with first-class social and cultural attractions. Birmingham also hosts many festivals throughout the year including an international jazz festival, a film and television festival, and a comedy festival.

Student Life

Aston's campus is located in the center of the city, making most attractions and conveniences within walking distance of the university. With approximately 50,000 college students living in Birmingham, the nightlife is thriving and the club scene is widely viewed as Britain's best. Student discounts are offered in many pubs, cafes, and restaurants throughout the city, making these activities more affordable. Aston provides many support services and activities for exchange students. The HOST program is also sponsored by the University. This program allows international students to spend weekends and holidays with local families, enabling them to experience traditional British culture.

Term Dates

Fall Semester: October to January*
Spring Semester: January to June

*UF students can study at Aston during the spring semester, or for the academic year.

Courses Available

Aston University offers a variety of business courses for students to choose from.

Use our course equivalency database to find out which courses at Aston can apply to your UF degree. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies.

Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in English.

Grade Conversion
points from
points to
60 100 A
57 59 B+
50 56 B
47 49 C+
40 46 C
38 39 D+
35 37 D
0 34 E
Credit Conversion
Aston Credit UF Credit
5 ECTS credits 3 UF Credits
(5 X .6 = 3)
10 ECTS credits 6 UF Credits
(10 X .6 = 6)

ECTS X .6 = UF credit (rounded)

Credit conversion is on a course-by-course basis - NOT the sum of credits earned.

Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at ABS
UF Tuition $3,155 $3,155
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
International Health Insurance --- $160
Airfare --- $1,600
Housing $2,710 $4,800
Internet/cable $630 $160
Food $2,115 $2,000
Books $650 $500
Transportation $550 $200
Visa --- $0
Total $9,810 $12,825


Aston provides resources for students to secure on or off-campus accommodation. There are over 2000 single rooms available on Aston’s campus, and international students are guaranteed accommodation if staying for the academic year. Exchange students staying only for the spring semester are not guaranteed housing, but are likely to get it. The international office also keeps a list of affordable off-campus accommodations.


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Travel Opportunities

Birmingham is easily accessible to many areas in the UK due to the fact that it is conveniently located near an extensive network of motorways and railways, as well as the Birmingham International Airport. London can be reached in about 90 minutes by train or two hours by car. There are also many ferries that travel from the UK to other countries in Europe, such as France, Spain, Belgium, and The Netherlands.


To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.

Contacts Abroad

Selena Teeling
International Relations Manager
Undergraduate Programme
Aston Business School
Aston University
B4 7ET
Tel: 0044 (0) 121 204 3253
Email (s.teeling at

Student Exchange Coordinator
Hazel Awty
Undergraduate Programme
Aston Business School
Aston University
B4 7ET
Tel: 0044 (0) 121 204 3305
Fax: 00 44 (0) 121 204 3197
Email (h.awty at