Bournemouth University (UK)


Bournemouth University (UK)

Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the UK’s leading modern universities, creating 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. Studying at Bournemouth University will give you the opportunity to progress into some of the most exciting careers, such as Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Media Production & Communication, Forensic & Archaeology, Sports & Events Management, History, Politics & Social Studies, Psychology, Medical Science and much more.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, plus at least one of the following tests: SATR, SATS, ACT or AP. The tuition fee per year will vary between £14,000 and £15,000 ( US$18,000 - US$19,500). Although we don't have an application deadline, we recommend students submit their application by 15 January and not later than the end of April. This way you will have enough time to book your preferred accommodation option and apply for your Tier 4 Student Visa.

Additional Information

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.

We offer a variety of financial aid options available, such as the US Federal Loans, Veteran Affairs (VA) Educational Funding, Sallie Mae Student Loans, £2,500 BU Academic Excellence Scholarships, £500 - £5,000 BU Sports Scholarships, £1,150 (major award) or £450 (minor award) and BU Music Scholarships.

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 kilometers 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.

Visit us

Discover our campuses and Bournemouth for yourself. Choosing a university is a big decision, so come and see us at an Undergraduate Open Day to get an insight into studying at BU and to get a feeling for what life in Bournemouth is like - If you unable to attend an Open Day and would like a tour of our campuses, please email with details of your planned visit to the UK, the course you are interested in and your country of residence. A member of our International team will contact you to make further arrangements.

"Bournemouth University continues to challenge students to better themselves. The lecturers encourage growth and the students encourage friendship. Ultimately, coming to Bournemouth University has been the life choice I’m proud of".

Destiny Guerra, Current student from California, BSc (Hons) Psychology - 2018/19
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1-3 Oxford Road, 312 Melbury Hourse
Bournemouth BH88ES

Phone number

00 44 1202 962459


United Kingdom

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