A variety of scholarships are available ranging from £1,150 to a full tuition fee scholarship. Ranging from £1,150 to a full tuition fee scholarship.
We guarantee a place in University allocated accommodation for all new international students starting courses in September and January, and who apply for a room before the deadline (mid-August for September and early December for January entry).
The university has Halls of Residence in the town centres of Bournemouth and Poole and prices range from £120 to £150 per week (inclusive of bills). BU also manages private local housing on behalf of landlords, which currently houses over 700 students.
Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the UK's leading modern universities; we create forward-thinking graduates with the skills and flexibility to succeed throughout their career. Our courses are designed with direct input from employers, and we recognise the importance of work experience as part of your degree.
The BU community includes around 18,000 students; with approximately 2,600 international students from over 120 countries. Our four faculties offer degrees in creative, professional, technological, scientific and humanities specialisms. We are ranked in the top 200 young universities in the world according to the THE Young University Rankings and 65th in The Guardian University Guide 2019. Our Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and only 5% of business schools around the world have achieved this.
There are many reasons why so many international students choose BU. Studying at Bournemouth University will give you the opportunity to progress into some the most exciting careers, such as Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Media Production & Communication, Forensic & Archaeology, Sports & Events Management, History, International Business and Management, Politics & Social Studies and Hospitality and Tourism.
Bournemouth is also a great town to live as an international student. We are located in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of the United Kingdom. Situated on the south coast of England, and less than two hours from London by train, Bournemouth enjoys fantastic scenery and some of the country's mildest weather. Famous for our 11 kilometres of golden sandy beaches that have been ranked in Europe's top five beaches* and beautiful parks, Bournemouth blends a traditional British seaside resort with a busy and thriving town.
Research is an integral part of BU, providing solutions to real-world problems and informing the education we deliver. Our students are a key part of this research, co-creating knowledge with us and playing a crucial role in everything we do.
At BU you will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships. All students joining the University who meet the University's published criteria for an Academic (Excellence) Scholarship will receive the award ranging from UK/EU: £2,500 fee reduction and Non-EU: £3,500 fee reduction. Students do not need to apply as qualified applicants will receive the award pending confirmation of eligible results by International Admissions Administrator.
*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).
*Queen's Anniversary Prize committee 2012
*Rookie Award 2018
*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2017.
*2019 TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards
"I’ve taken away a good handful of really valuable lessons from my time here, one of the most important ones being that there will always be someone who knows more about something than you do, whether it be rigging, animation, rendering, (or in my case, sometimes even turning the computer on), and there is absolutely no shame in asking those people for help! I’m a stubborn problem solver, and I’ll sit on a problem for days trying to fix something myself, when a simple question to a coursemate can sometimes fix it in minutes. The people around you have all been in your shoes at one point; this industry is a continuous learning process, and the help you can give one another is really invaluable."
"Don’t think too much, just choose BU and sign up, participate to every event you can. This may be your last chance to enjoy being a student. Live in the moment!
I can say that it won’t be always easy going through a postgraduate experience, but it will make you a better person. BU teachers will determine you to become better and your colleagues will teach you valuable real life lessons. Choose BU and you won’t regret it!"