Bournemouth University Admissions 2022: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,UK

  • Bournemouth,UK
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Shilpa Saxena

Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the best universities in the United Kingdom. BU is a vast community of approximately 19,000 students from more than 125 countries in the world. The university has over 2,600 international students from all over the globe coming to study here. BU has more than 1,800 staff members.

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that include over 173 different programs to its students. BU has a record of 93.3% of UK-based Bournemouth university graduates getting placed or admitted for higher studies within six months of graduation.

BU’s location attracts major industries and networking opportunities. Also, metropolitan cities like London are located in the vicinity. Besides, the perfectly relaxing location of BU between a national park and a beach allows students and professors enjoy over the weekend.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What all the courses are avilable to international students?

Bournemouth University offers over 150 courses divided into undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university offers over 90 undergraduate courses and over 85 postgraduate courses to choose from. There are numerous courses available at Bournemouth University, such as accounting, animation, archaeology, engineering, etc. The courses are also divided into six years: diplomas, nine-month courses, and even a year. The university also issues bachelor's degrees for a course of 3 to 4 years.

BU provides a wide range of courses according to your interest in major subject areas such as:

Major Study Areas

Accounting, Economics, and Finance


Business and Management


Life and Environmental Sciences

Health and Social Care

Archaeology and Anthropology


Computing and Informatics

Animation and Games

English and Communication


Social Studies




Medical Science


Social Work


Tourism, Hospitality, and Events


The university has four major faculties as listed below:

Bournemouth Faculties

International students may choose their area of specialisation in either of the aforementioned fields through the aforementioned faculties.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility requirements?

When studying at Bournemouth University, the eligibility of the students depends on the courses they have opted for. The entry requirements vary from country to country. The entry requirements for various courses for the Indian students are explained below:

Undergraduate Courses: The students are eligible to apply for undergraduate courses only if they have passed the 12th standard, also known as the intermediate level, with at least 65%. Depending on the value of the course around the world, the percentage required may increase.

Postgraduate Courses: Students need to have a graduate degree from any recognized university. And if they studied in India, they must hold an Indian Bachelor’s (Honours) degree. Along with that, they must have scored the required percentage for admission to BU.

Research Programmes: Applicants need to have a postgraduate degree to enrol into a research programme at Bournemouth University.

BU International College Foundation Certificate: Students can bag the Foundation Certificate before they enrol themselves for the undergraduate courses only if they have completed their schooling up to 12th standard and have an IELTS score of more than 5.0 in academics.

English Language Requirements: The university accepts TOEFL, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, Cambridge English, and Trinity College London scores as a proof of English proficiency. The minimum score requirements for international studies from non-English-speaking countries, such as India, are given against IELTS score in the table below:

IELTS Academic


PTE Academic

4.0 (B1)









5.5 (B2)









7 bands



IELTS Academic

Cambridge English: Advanced and Proficiency

Trinity College London ISE II

4.0 (B1)









5.5 (B2)









7 bands



Note: Some of the courses may have higher score requirements or different academic and language requirements. Please refer to the intended course page on the university website to check the exact limit on each course.

What all documents are required for the application?

The documents required to apply to any programme at Bournemouth University are as follows:

Undergraduate Documents

Postgraduate Documents

  • Transcripts showing the evidence of the required qualifications
  • References (professional or academic)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Student CV
  • English language test scores
  • A copy of your passport
  • Work experience letters (if applicable)

Note: Document requirements may vary with different programs. To check the exact requirements, please refer to the intended course page on the university website.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

Undergraduate applicants applying to Bournemouth University through UCAS applicants must pay GBP 20 to GBP 26 for undergraduate courses. There is no application fee for postgraduate admissions unless applied via UCAS. Students can directly pay through debit or credit cards.

What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?

The estimated tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022 for different programs offered by Bournemouth University are explained below:

Bournemouth Tuition Fee

Source: Bournemouth University

Note: Tuition fees might be different for different courses and majors. Additionally, the overall cost of the study is likely to include additional charges such as books, supplies, health insurance, student fees, living expenses, and miscellaneous expenses. University reserves all rights to revise the tuition fee before a new academic session. To learn about the latest course fees, it is recommended to check the university website.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

There are various scholarships awarded by Bournemouth University. Merit-based scholarships are offered to students who have opted for postgraduate courses and are marked as reward for excellence at the academic level.


BU Scholarships are meant to assist economically weak students, offering them financial help. Qualifying students do not need to repay the fee amounts. These awards is treated as a discount on the tuition fee for the entire year.


You cannot get the scholarship unless you apply for it. To apply, it is important to fulfil the eligibility criteria to secure a scholarship. The university usually offers various schemes that make it easy for international students to bag a scholarship.

Award and Eligibility

The various scholarships offered by Bournemouth University (BU) are:

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship

For outstanding results in academics

Music Scholarship

Applicants need to demonstrate that they are a talented musician or vocalist and has been involved in ensemble activity

Sport Scholarship

Applicants need to demonstrate great performance in sports and wants to continue to improve

International Partnership Scholarship

Citizenship of the country where the partnered university is located; attended a course from that university

Postgraduate Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship

At least have an upper second-class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent

Sport Scholarship

Applicants need to demonstrate great performance in sports and wants to continue to improve

Chevening Partner Scholarship scheme

Applicants for full-time M.Sc Cyber Security & Human Factors and MA International Political Communication

A citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who intends to go back at the end of the study

Music Scholarship

Proof that you have been participating in ensemble activity

Demonstrate that you are a talented musician or vocalist

Chevening Scholarship scheme

Full-time applicants for a postgraduate course

A citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of application and who expects to return at the end of the study

Note: Scholarship deadlines and amounts may vary. For more details on the scholarship application process and deadlines, please visit the university’s scholarship webpage.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

The application deadlines for undergraduate programs are given below:


Window Opens

Application Deadline*

Health Courses


End January

UCAS Undergraduate Application


End June

Other Programs (September Intake)

Early September

End June

*Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage students to check the school/department’s website for the exact deadlines.

The university does not provide a formal application deadline for the postgraduate taught programs. However, students should submit the application as soon as possible to get enrolled in the preferred programs.

What are the steps to an undergraduate application?

Bournemouth University acknowledges undergraduate international applicants through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) site. Undergraduate students can apply using the UCAS portal at

Create your account with your email address. Once you make an account, fill in your personal details, contact information, demographic and citizenship details, education history, and work experience. Pay the tuition fee for the particular course and submit the application.

The application depends on the type of courses a student wants to enrol in, such as part-time, full-time, diploma, etc. Studying applying to a full-time course as an undergraduate student, may follow the steps given below:

Step 1: The students need to submit their form through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admission Service. It processes the application for admission to a university in the UK and checks if the student is eligible, and the application is moved to the relevant universities.

Step 2: It is important to note the correct UCAS code for the university you want admission to. The UCAS code for BU is B50.

Step 3: It is expected that students fill their application form provided by their chosen university within the deadline, or it will not be accepted. The university sends the application form only to those students approved by UCAS.

Step 4: The last step is to write a personal statement in which a student needs to mention why they want to take up that course. It is written to impress the university so that they consider the application form.

Check out everything you need to know about UCAS Application and UCAS Personal Statement.

What are the steps to a graduate or postgraduate application?

International students may apply to postgraduate courses at Bournemouth University using the university’s online application portal. Refer to the  step-by-step application process given below:

Step 1: Visit and select a course from the given link and click ‘Apply Now’.

Bournemouth Application Steps

Step 2: Once you select a course, you will be directed to an online application page at and create an account or log in if you are an existing user.

Bournemouth Application Steps

Step 3: After you log in, start your application.

Bournemouth Application Steps

Step 4: Proceed with the application form and fill in all the details in the form. The details include personal information, contact details, education and qualifications, citizenship details, personal statement, research proposal, references, etc.

Bournemouth Application Steps

Step 5: Once you fill in the details, submit the application.

Next, wait for the results.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

The university sends admission confirmation through email or the applicant portal, myHub. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to receive the university’s response once students complete the application formalities. You can also check the status of your application through the UCAS portal or the university’s admission page.

Note: It is recommended to register with an active email ID and check it frequently for the latest updates on admission related information. Also, students must remain active on the official website of the university to stay updated with any admission related announcements.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances of getting into this university? How difficult is it to get an admission for international students?

It is important for students to have the necessary academic grades and English language test scores to secure admission. However, good grades do not mean that applications will be selected as thousands of applications are submitted every year.

Success Factors

Bournemouth University considers the following while allotting seats to students:

  • Relevant work experience in a particular area of study
  • Achievements of the students on a personal level
  • The personal statement
  • References that students provide in the application form
  • A student’s passion towards the subject for which he has applied
  • University interview scores
  • Research of independent nature carried by the student in the subject he has applied to

It is safe to say that the university evaluates potential candidates based on their profile and not their nationality.

How many Indian/international students study at the university?

Out of a total of 17,753 students enrolled in Bournemouth University, approximately 2,610 are international contributing to the diverse environment.

BU Students 2020-2021

The percentages of international and domestic students are showed in the pie chart below:

Bournemouth Student Body

Source: Bournemouth University

As the chart shows, nearly 14.7% of total BU students are international. This share of students comes from over 125 countries.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

Yes, all national and international students can work part-time while studying at BU. Students can find several opportunities inside the university campus too.

On-Campus Jobs

University also provides various jobs that you can take up along with your studies. The main advantages of working at the university are they understand the need for giving extra time off during exams. Also, you will never have to go far to get to work.

You could find a job inside the university in the following manner:

  • As part of the BU Student Ambassador scheme
  • At Students’ Union outlets
  • At Students’ Union bars

Part-Time Jobs

There are many part-time jobs in Bournemouth town’s shops, bars, hotels, cafés, and restaurants. Weekend and evening work is in high demand. So, if you want a part-time job, it’s good to start applying as early as possible.

BU Careers & Employability Service lists part-time roles so that you may find something suitable there.

If you already have a job with a national chain, like a supermarket or pub company, you can ask them whether they have outlets in Bournemouth. You could be assigned to such outlets once you start your course.

Note: International students are advised to check the conditions of working in a foreign country on their study visa. They are also advised to confirm any specific instructions on the same from their respective departments and faculties. Under no circumstances should they be found compromising with the law and order of the country.

Students must also get familiar with the rules and regulations of working in a foreign country and learn about the minimum wages they are entitled to. For more details, students can check the on and off-campus opportunities on the university website. Also, refer to the UK Student Visa Guide.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

Bournemouth University has two campuses:

1. Talbot Campus

The Talbot campus is located at Fern Barrow, situated exactly across the Poole side of the boundary with Bournemouth. The main university buildings are located inside this campus. Some of the major buildings in this campus belong to the student’s union and the main university library.

2. Lansdowne Campus

The Lansdowne campus is located outside the town centre of Bournemouth, which conducts the six teachings in housing and the administrative building. Near Christchurch Road, the student union’s nightclub is located. And near Oxford Road and Holdenhurst Road, there are many halls. A new building is currently under construction on this campus.

Both the BU campuses are international. It means that international applicants may get a place in their dream course through either of the colleges on either of the campuses.

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

Yes, both on-campus and off-campus accommodation options are available for second, third, and fourth-year students, including privately rented flats and houses and university halls of residence.

Lettings BU Service and Private lettings

There is ample variety across private rent houses and flats. Residential Services of Bournemouth University is their student-friendly letting service, with a variety of privately allowed accommodation opportunities across the areas of Winton, Charminster, Boscombe, and Wallisdown.

Residence Halls

Students wishing to live in halls of residence have several options available. The list of different residence halls along with their rates is given below:

Residence Halls

Type of Room

Weekly Rent* (in GBP)

Corfe House

Standard ensuite

Premium ensuite





Lansdowne Point

Classic ensuite

Deluxe ensuite





Lulworth House

Standard ensuite

Seaview ensuite

Silver Studio




Source: Bournemouth University

Living Expenses

The living expenses for Bournemouth are listed below:


Monthly Cost* (in GBP)

Yearly Cost* (in GBP)

Rent (if you are living in the university accommodation, paid during the one installment every term)



Housing bills (electric, gas, water, sewerage, and internet)

0 (when you opt for university accommodation)

50 (When you opt for non-university accommodation)

0 (for the university accommodation)

525 (for selecting non-university accommodation)

Local bus travel

0 (when you opt for university accommodation)

25 (for non-university accommodation)

0 (university accommodation)

250 (non-university accommodation)

Food, toiletries, and household items



Laundry costs



Insurance for personal possessions



TV licence



Course materials



Source: Bournemouth University

*Living costs vary depending on students’ lifestyle choices. Additionally, housing and dining rates are subject to change with progressive years. To know the exact costs of on or off-campus accommodation, please check the university’s accommodations webpage.

Note: Students must run a security check on any off-campus accommodation they choose. Also, they must prepare for the additional charges and facilities offered in off-campus housing. Since accommodations are offered on a contractual basis, it is recommended to do a thorough check before investing a huge amount in an unknown place.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of doubts?

In case you have any queries, you can contact the university at:


Address: Fern Barrow, Poole BH12 5BB, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1202 524111

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