Please note that this information only relates to online applications for the Foundation Degrees in the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (EAS) at present.
Our online application form provides prospective Foundation Degree students with a way to apply quickly and easily and allows Aston to provide you with a decision sooner.
Apply for the Foundation Degree
Applying online for a Foundation Degree is a very simple process.
Please click on the relevant Foundation Degree programme below, this will then take you directly to the online application form where you will be asked to create a new account in the system. You will be automatically logged in after this and be able to start your application immediately. You can elect to ‘Save and Return Later’ at any point of the process, at which point you will be emailed details on how to return to your application later.
Please find below the links that will enable you to make an application to the University:
Once you have completed your application you will be automatically logged out from the system and emailed with confirmation that your application has been received. We will also email you a copy of your completed application form.
After this point, admissions staff at Aston will communicate with you via the email address you have provided regarding the outcome of your application and you will not need to log into the Online Application form again.
I can’t create a new account, what should I do?
If you are unable to create a new account, please ensure that you are using a supported web browser (listed below) and that you are completing all of the required fields on the new account page.
You are unable to create an account twice with the same email address. If you need to apply for a second Degree Programme at Aston, you can use your existing account details to log in. If you have forgotten your original password, please follow the instructions below to receive a reminder of your password.
If (after verifying that you are using a supported web browser and that you do not already have an account in the system) you are still unable to create an account please contact our technical support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guidance notes on completing the Online Application Form.
There are guidance notes available through out the application to assist you in completing the form.
Please input your first names and family name as stated in your passport or other official documentation.
Please provide information on your address. The permanent address is usually your home address. This is the address we will use to contact you unless you specify a correspondence address.
If the correspondence address given is temporary, please ensure that you notify the Foundation Degrees Office of any changes.
If you need assistance formatting your sponsorship letter, then take a look at this template as a rough guide
Disability/Additional Support Needs
This section is included for the purposes of monitoring equal opportunities and to ensure that students with a disability know about and have access to appropriate facilities and services. Applications are judged solely on academic merit. The university is committed to equal opportunities in its admissions policy and considers applications from candidates with disabilities on the same academic grounds as apply to all candidates.
Find out more information about the facilities and support available on our website, or alternatively contact:
Disability and Additional Needs Unit
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4711
If appropriate, please choose the code most relevant to you from the drop down menu, when completing the online application form. Please also give any details of any special requirements or additional support needs you might have.
Please include all qualifications obtained (including GCSE Maths and English) or anticipated.
- Name of school, college, university or other institution: Please make sure that the names of the educational institutions are written in full and not abbreviated to initials – also state the country in which the institution is located.
- Qualification Type: For GCSE Maths and English please select 'Other UK Qualification'. This type should also be used for A levels, BTEC Nationals HNDs, HNCs etc.
- Please provide the grades you obtained e.g. GCSE/A level grade, BTEC HND/ND grade, degree classification, Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score and state what it is out of i.e. 80/100.
- You will be required to show your original documents together with official translations into English (if applicable), on arrival at the University for Enrolment.
Please note that the authenticity of your qualifications will be checked by Aston with the awarding institution/examination board and that submission of fraudulent documents will disqualify you from studying.
Please enter any professional qualifications received or memberships of professional institutions that are relevant to your application e.g. the Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma or any other non-academic qualification (if applicable).
All applicants are required to provide evidence of their ability in English. These usually include: GCSE / ‘O’ Level English language, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE) or TOEFL, although there are other acceptable qualifications. Please note that IELTS and TOEFL results are only valid for 2 years. Applicants who have already successfully completed, or are successfully completing, a full time university degree in the UK and other English-speaking countries may be exempt from these requirements. Applicants with less than the minimum English Language requirement may be rejected or asked to retake the relevant examinations. Alternatively, they may need to successfully complete one of the English language courses at Aston University before starting their programme of study. Applicants will be notified at the point of offer of any such conditions.
Relevant Work Experience
Please include any relevant work experience to support your application by ticking the box and completing all the mandatory fields.
As you are sponsored by your Employer - please input those details.
You are NOT required to complete a personal statement. Please input 'not required'.
You are NOT required to provide any references. Please input 'not required' in all the mandatory fields.
I haven’t received any emails from the application form, why is this?
Normally, you will receive an email once you choose to ‘save and return Later’ to your current application or when you complete an application form. You may not receive these emails if:
- Your email software or provider has marked the emails as Junk or Spam. Please check your Junk / Spam folder to see if any emails have been directed there. Additionally, please ensure that you add ‘aston.ac.uk’ to your email account safe list so that any further emails sent to you by the Admissions team are received quickly and safely.
- You may also have entered your email address incorrectly when creating your account. If this is the case, please contact our technical support staff at email@example.com with your name, date of birth and email address.
How do I get a reminder of or reset my password?
To have your password reset, please visit this webpage. You will be asked to provide the email address, surname and date of birth that you entered when you originally created your account. If these are accepted by the system, your password will be reset to a random value and emailed to you.
If you are unable to retrieve your password this way, please contact our technical support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
The application form doesn’t look right or doesn’t work properly on my computer, what can I do?
The Aston application form has been tested to work with the following web browsers:
If you are using one of these web browsers and are still experiencing issues, please contact our technical support staff at email@example.com
I’ve made some mistakes on my application form or supporting documentation, what do I do?
If you haven’t submitted your application form, you can change any of the documents you have uploaded and any of the information you have entered simply by logging into your application and making the necessary changes .
If you have submitted your application form, please contact the Foundation Degrees Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) with details of any changes you wish to make, along with any supporting documentation if applicable
How do I log back into an uncompleted application form once I have chosen to ‘Save and Return Later’?
You can access any existing application form via this link.
You can log in using the email address and password you used to create your account.
I haven’t heard anything regarding my application, who can I contact for an update?
If you have completed your online application and have yet to hear anything from Aston, you can email the Foundation Degrees Office (email@example.com) for more information. Your query can be processed quicker if you can provide your Application Form Number, as provided on the email sent to you when you submitted your application form.
I chose not to automatically email my references at the end of the Application form, how do I provide Aston with my references?
Please contact the Foundation Degrees Office for more information on manually sending the references for your application. Please include the Application Form Number, emailed to you separately, on all correspondence.