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Bournemouth University

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Uni facts

Poole, UK
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    818
  • International students
    2600
  • Nationalities
    120
  • Total programs
    129
  • Acceptance rate
    20%

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.

Find & apply to programs at Bournemouth University

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Program level

Why study Bournemouth University?

  • Ranking

    BU are ranked in the top 80 young universities in the world

  • Scholarships

    BU awarded scholarships and bursaries worth over £6.8 million in 2020/21

  • Graduate prospects

    90% of BU graduates were in sustained employment or further study three years after graduation

  • Research excellence

    96% of our research was rated as internationally recognized or higher

  • Great location

    Bournemouth beach is one of the best in the world –TripAdvisor ranked it in the top 5 in Europe and the top 20 beaches in the world in 2021.

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 organizes excursions to other parts of the UK, so you get to see more of the country.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Maternity Care
    • Physiotherapy
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 4
    • Cafe’s 8
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Badminton Courts 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 151
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 3
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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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.

Fee information

Undergraduate

  • Foundation tuition (UK/EU Students): GBP£5,421 per program
  • Foundation tuition (Non-EU): GBP£14,250 per program
  • Bachelor's tuition (UK/EU Students): GBP£9,250 per year
  • Bachelor's tuition (Non-EU): From GBP£16,250 to GBP£17,595

Graduate

  • Taught Master’s (UK/EU Students): From £8,000-£12,000 per year
  • Taught Master’s (Non-EU): from GBP£12,500 to GBP£16,500 per program
  • MBA (UK/EU Students): GBP£13,750
  • MBA (Non-EU): GBP£16,250

Funding

Undergraduate

BU Music Scholarship

  • Requirements

    Able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

  • Amount

    GBP£600

BU Sport Scholarship

  • Requirements

    High performing sportspeople with the desire to continue to develop

  • Amount

    From GBP£500 to GBP£5,000

Graduate

Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Requirements

    A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent. Automatically assessed.

  • Postgraduate

    GBP£3,500

BU Music Scholarship

  • Requirements

    Able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

  • Amount

    GBP£600

BU Sport Scholarship

  • Requirements

    High performing sportspeople with the desire to continue to develop

  • Amount

    From GBP£500 to GBP£5,000

Location

Bournemouth University

Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB, UK

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.

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