Bournemouth University

Rank 401
Established 1992
Famous for

Sports Management, Tourism, Business

Overview

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. Bournemouth University 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 16,000 students; with approximately 2,600 international students from over 120 countries. Our four faculties offer degrees in creative, professional, technological, scientific and humanities specialisms. Bournemouth are ranked in the top 100 young universities in the world according to the THE Young University Rankings.

There are many reasons why so many international students choose BU. 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, International Business and Management, Politics & Social Studies, and much more.

Bournemouth is also a great town to live in 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.

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.

The Bournemouth University acceptance rate is 51%. A key Bournemouth University ranking is placing in the top 300 universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2023) and many Bournemouth University scholarships are available to students from all nationalities and backgrounds.

Services

Bournemouth University provides a range of support services, from orientation and language support, to assistance with immigration and visa issues. The Academic Services department and Ask BU Student Services will be available to help with any issues throughout your time at Bournemouth.

Apply for Bournemouth University

SI-UK can help you apply to study Bournemouth University in the UK. Arrange your free consultation online or at our London office today.

Rankings

  • 81st in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 99th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 771-780th in QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 251-300 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023
  • 62nd in Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2022

Bournemouth University has been recognised for the quality and volume of its research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.  

94% of BU’s research was found to be internationally recognised or above, with 95.7% of the research delivering considerable impact or above. 19% of the university’s research was found to be world-leading in quality with 31.5% achieving an outstanding impact score.  

Courses

Accommodation

Bournemouth University guarantees accommodation to all non-UK students for September entry, providing they meet the application deadline. For postgraduate students starting courses in January, a range of Bournemouth University-managed accommodation options are available, but some students may be in the private sector.

There are nine halls of residence, all with en-suite bathrooms, and some with studio apartments available. The Student Village is on a green just outside Bournemouth and offers three to seven bedroom houses and several studio apartments for postgraduate students.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Previous Arrow
Next Arrow

FAQs

Do UK universities and courses have quality assurance?

Yes, the universities in the UK are expected to meet the standards set by the quality assurance system in the UK. Their universities are globally recognised for the strong academic and research departments that offer a diverse range of courses and for the friendly, multicultural communities in the campuses that offer a space where everyone can belong.

How do I find and apply for a course to study at a UK university?

SI-UK’s course search has a database of over 80,000 courses at all study levels, allowing you to find a course in the UK that is most suitable for you.

Where can I find scholarships and financial support for studying in the UK?

A wide range of scholarships and financial support options are available for international students who dream of studying in the UK. The SI-UK scholarship search leads you to hundreds of scholarships provided by universities and government organisations.

How can SI-UK help my study abroad journey?

SI-UK is a global education agency that assists students in pursuing their studies in the UK. We advise on the best universities and courses based on your academic background and future goals, and assist you with the application process, including documentation support, visa guidance, and scholarship searches.

Meet your counsellor today

Find your ideal university in the UK with guidance from our certified counsellors. Take one step closer to achieving your academic – and life – goals.