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Study abroad at Arts University Bournemouth

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading arts university for the creative industries. The University takes pride in providing a vibrant and caring environment to help students thrive.

All courses take place on a single campus with modern buildings and attractive surroundings. On-campus there is a refectory/canteen, Arts Bar, and a café, plus communal student areas as well as an active student union that organizes events.

Bournemouth is a very lively and friendly seaside town, situated on the south coast of the UK, with many shops, bars, and cafés and a growing creative community; it’s just two hours from London.

The University has students from over 60 countries. Each program has a number of places for overseas students – this ensures there’s a varied mix of individuals from different backgrounds.

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Arts University Bournemouth

Wallisdown, Poole, Dorset BH12 5HH

Bournemouth and Poole offer plenty to do, from nightlife to sport, and from countryside to town. A town with two universities; the local area is buzzing with students.

Fees and funding

Arts University Bournemouth keeps its fees at the lowest possible levels and has a thorough quality assurance procedure to ensure a high standard of teaching and resources for students on all courses.

Fee information

  • Foundation Program

    £7,250 per year

  • Undergraduate tuition

    From £18,950 to £19,950 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    £19,950 per program


International Vice Chancellor Scholarship Vice Chancellor Scholarships are awarded by the Vice Chancellor that recognise and support creative talent within the global student community.

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International Progression Bursary Progression Bursaries are available for all students who have completed either our Foundation course or an undergraduate program and wish to progress onto an Undergraduate or postgraduate program.

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International Institution and School Partnership Bursary Partnership Bursaries are available to all students who have studied at an AUB global partner university, school or other institution and wish to progress onto a foundation diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate program.

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International Mature Student Bursary Mature Student Bursaries are for all students who are at least 25 years of age and wish to join a foundation diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate program.

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Early Payment Fee Waiver

  • Early payment fee waivers are available to all students for every year of their studies who are not awarded an AUB bursary or scholarship.
  • All full-time pre-degree, bachelor's and master's students who pay annual fees in full by 1st August receive a 10% tuition fee discount.

Visa requirements for Arts University Bournemouth

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Why study at Arts University Bournemouth

  • Excellent Teaching

    Awarded Gold on the TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) by HEFCE

  • Modern campus

    Industry standard art and media technology

  • Employment

    Average graduate employment rate over the last five years of 97%

  • Social responsibility

    AUB Human enables students to use their work for addressing global issues

Life as an international student

Throughout the year the international office can provide information about current events, the campus, the local area and student life. They also organize get-togethers to meet other students like you, and at the start of the academic year there’s an orientation program for all European and International students.

Once you’ve started on a course, international students can get help and advice from the International Office and Student Services and learning support; this includes help with improving academic English, and is available from a specialized team of academic tutors.

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