Pre-Arrival and Welcome Arrangements

  • The university offers a range of preparatory programmes and an airport meet & greet service.

English Language Requirements

Typical English language requirements include the following. Please note that higher levels will be required for some subjects and specific minimum component scores will also be applied.
  • GCSE English grade C.
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each component).
  • TOEFL internet-based test (iBT): 80.
  • For research degrees, the university requires a minimum of 6.5 IELTS.
  • Successful completion of the university's pre-sessional English for university study programme allows students to study for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university has a variety of accommodation both on and off campus, and runs a private accommodation service.
  • Students may make arrangements to stay in their accommodation during vacations.
  • Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international undergraduate students who submit their UCAS application by 30 June 2017 and make Bournemouth University their first choice.
  • Accommodation is also guaranteed for all new postgraduate students who’ve applied by 15 August 2017 (for September 2017 entry).

Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £13,500 £13,000–15,000
Mixed £13,500 £13,000–15,000
Laboratory £13,500 £13,000–15,000
Clinical - -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

What Do International Students Study?