Study abroad at Bournemouth University
Bournemouth University (BU) is a modern UK university near the seaside town of Bournemouth: a vibrant and historic town known for its award-winning beaches. Across both of BU’s campuses you can find coffee shops, lounges, music rooms and SportBU’s health and wellness facilities.
Four faculties provide students at BU with specialist degrees in creative, professional, technological, scientific and humanities subjects. The university aims to produce graduates who are forward-thinking and have the skills and flexibility necessary to succeed in their chosen industry. Bournemouth’s courses are designed using input from employers, and with work experience included in programs.
Research is also an important aspect of BU’s existence, with students playing a key role in developing knowledge of subject areas.
Why study Bournemouth University?
- Great teaching
Bournemouth University is a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver award holder
- Green commitments
BU hold an EcoCampus Platinum Award - the highest accolade demonstrating excellence in sustainability
Life as an international student
The BU community has 18,000 students, including 2,600 international students from over 120 countries. Every January the University runs workshops, lectures and seminars specifically to support international students when they arrive at BU.
The University’s Students' Union (SUBU) is able to offer students many clubs, sports and societies, which can help international students meet people and get involved with UK culture. SUBU also organize excursions to other parts of the UK, so you get to see more of the country.
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Fees and funding
Bournemouth University operates a price-freezing policy for all international fee-paying students. This means that you will pay the same annual fee (with the exception of your placement year) for the duration of your course at BU, allowing you to budget more effectively.
This applies to all undergraduate students who are classed as international for fee purposes and the amount you pay will be based on your first year’s tuition fee.
UK/EU students from £6,000 for a foundation degree to £9,250 for a Bachelor's degree. International (non-EU) from £9,500 for a foundation degree to £13,750 for an undergraduate.
Taught master's costs £11,000-£14,500 for full-time study, depending on the subject, including qualifications such as MA, MSc and LLM MBA costs £14,000 (this is a business-specific course).
If you are coming from outside of the UK, you may need some additional financial support to fund your studies. Although you aren’t eligible for the same government loans and grants as UK students, there are other funding options to support you during your degree.
BU offers a wide range of BU undergraduate scholarships and BU postgraduate scholarships for international students, and partner with certain institutions around the world to make higher education in the UK more accessible.
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Bournemouth is one of the most stunning coastal towns in the UK, with an incredible nightlife scene, fantastic shopping and a Premier League football team.
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Number of iconic Blue Flags awarded to Bournemouth's beach4
Visa requirements for Bournemouth University
Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.UK student visa requirements