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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.

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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

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

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.



BU Music Scholarship

  • Amount: £600
  • Requirements: Able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

BU Sport Scholarship

  • Amount: from £500 to £5,000
  • Requirements: High performing sportspeople with the desire to continue to develop.


Academic Excellence Scholarship

  • Amount: from £3,500 to £3,750 tuition fee reduction.
  • Requirements: A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent. Automatically assessed.

BU Music Scholarship

  • Amount: Worth £600
  • Requirements: Able to demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist and that you have been involved in ensemble activity.

BU Sport Scholarship

  • Amount: from £500 to £5,000
  • Requirements: High performing sportspeople with the desire to continue to develop.

Fee information


  • Bachelor's tuition (UK/EU Students): £9,250 per year
  • Bachelor's tuition (Non-EU): Between £17,800 and £18,800 per year


  • Taught Master’s (MA, MSc and LLM) tuition: £16,000-£18,250 per year
  • MBA tuition: £18,000


Bournemouth University

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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.

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