£10,500 Aston University 2023-2024 Ferguson Scholarship for Postgraduate Students, UK

Written by David on April 28, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    9000 - 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Aston University Birmingham B4 7ET UK +44 (0)121 204 3000

We are thrilled to share the news that students studying in Africa and India will have the opportunity to compete for one of seven scholarships for a total of £10,500 during the academic year 2023/2024.

These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, an organization whose mission is to provide educational options for students who, for a variety of reasons, might not be able to consider attending school in the United Kingdom.


About the Scholarship Provider:

The Birmingham and Midland Institute’s School of Metallurgy, which opened in 1875, marked the first step in the establishment of what is now known as Aston University. In addition to assisting in the development of the best institution in the UK in terms of research and business, the Institute educated students on the significance of receiving a scientific and technological education. In 1966, after Aston University had undergone significant expansion and development, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed upon the institution a royal charter. People who want to get jobs after they graduate from university should consider attending Aston University because it is one of the best universities in the UK in this regard. Its purpose is to provide each and every student with a genuine educational experience.

Over the course of the last few decades, the University has established itself as the preeminent educational institution in the United Kingdom by virtue of the quality of its research and other programs. Aston University is ranked as the 22nd top university in the United Kingdom by the Guardian University Guide for the year 2023. This rank has been climbing consistently higher throughout the course of the past few years. Aston University was ranked 717th on the list of the top universities in the world by US News, however it is between 561 and 570th on the list of best institutions in the world by QS World University Ranking 2023. According to the results of the What Uni League Table for 2022, the Aston Student’s Union finished in ninth place. According to The Economist’s Which MBA 2022 ranking, the MBA program at Aston University is one of the top 100 in all of the world. In addition, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2022, 79% of Aston University’s research was either good on an international level or world-leading.


The primary campus of Aston University is located smack dab in the center of the bustling city that is Birmingham. This educational institution is home to one of the most outstanding learning environments found anywhere in the globe. In addition to the virtual reality facility that cost £3.9 million, the institution boasts a number of contemporary lecture halls and clinics where students can obtain hands-on experience. Some examples of these facilities include the Aston Brain Centre and the Aston Eye Clinic. Not only that, but throughout the academic year, the library at Aston University is accessible at any time of the day or night.The university draws students from over 120 nations; these students come from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and are friendly.

Currently, there are approximately 11,000 students enrolled at the university, and they accept applications on an annual basis. Because the proportion of students who are admitted to Aston University hovers around fifty percent, competition to study there is relatively stiff. Students need to demonstrate academic merit or a strong academic record in order to get admitted to college. First-year students at Aston University are certain to have a residence hall to call their own for the duration of the program. It is guaranteed that Aston Student Village will have a room for each and every new undergraduate and postgraduate student who satisfies the requirements. Students at Aston University have the opportunity to apply for a wide variety of foreign scholarships. Some examples of these awards include the Vice Chancellor’s foreign Scholarship, the Global Ambassador Scholarship, regional scholarships, the Ferguson Scholarship, and many more. Aston University awards more than two million pounds worth of scholarships to students each year to assist them in achieving their academic and professional goals while they are enrolled there.


Some of the most significant people in their respective industries received their education at Aston University. Chris Banks (businessman), Ravi Kant (Indian executive), Kevin Brooks (writer), Steve Martin (British academic), Seema Malhotra (British Labour and Co-operative Party politician), Stewart Clegg (Australian sociologist), Laura Jones (BBC journalist), and Sapna Pabbi all attended Aston University. Steve Martin is a British academic. Seema Malhotra is a British politician.


SeNSS is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC, and they will be offering a handful of fully-funded ESRC doctoral studentships beginning in September 2023. SeNSS is one of the only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Aston University

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: £10,500

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • In the event that you are accepted, your contribution toward the cost of your Master of Science degree will be approximately 9,600 pounds.
  • It is important that you are aware that you will be expected to give evidence to UKVI that you are able to contribute this amount in addition to your living costs.


The Gustafsson & Skrondal Visiting Scholarship is administered by the University of Oslo’s Centre for Educational Measurement (CEMO). As part of the visiting scholar program, CEMO and the University of Oslo host a number of young researchers from Norway and elsewhere each year.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • You need to have an offer, either conditional or unconditional, for one of the courses listed above.
  • You must be a citizen of either India or a country in Africa.
  • Obtain a grade of 2:1 or higher, or its equivalent, in a field of study that is pertinent to the course for which you are applying. Include a compelling personal statement when you send in your application for the course.
  • Be a self-funded student
  • The winners of the prizes will be communicated with via email in June of 2023. 
  • Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Bhavisha Koner at [email protected] if you have any further questions or concerns regarding this scholarship.



The Aston University 2023-2024 Ferguson Scholarship for Postgraduate Students, UK is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • Are you interested, and do you qualify? To submit your application to SOKA University of America, please visit www.soka.edu on the web


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Aston University 2023-2024 Ferguson Scholarship for Postgraduate Students, UK  is May 19, 2023.


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