We have a large community of international students at BU – currently just over 2,000 students from around 100 different countries and regions. At the moment, we have 20 students from Finland studying with us.
We are always happy to welcome new Finnish students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and top-up courses. We are also proud to offer two exchange programmes in Finland through Savonia University and Jyvaskyla University.
We will help you with your application to study at BU, or you can speak to one of our representatives in Finland who can offer assistance with your application. If you'd like more general advice about the UK education system, visas, scholarships or the variety of courses on offer, you should contact the British Council in Finland.
Funding eligibility for EU Undergraduate students
EU students applying for university places in the 2020/21 academic year will continue to be eligible for student fee loans and may be eligible for the government Maintenance Loan* - this will be for the duration of their course. Further information about undergraduate funding can be found on the gov.uk website.
*EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years or be EEA migrant workers in order to apply for the government Maintenance Loan.
Funding eligibility for EU Postgraduate students
EU students studying a Master's degree in 2020/21 may be eligible for some funding. The UK government is providing up to £11,222 in postgraduate loans for September 2020 and January 2021. If eligible, you would receive the first payment after your course start date, once we have confirmed that you have registered. Each year's amount will be paid in three instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%. The instalments will be paid directly to you at the beginning of each term.
You can find more information on the gov.uk website.
Stories from Finland
A selection of stories by current students and graduates
Uncovering Bournemouth’s cultural treasures - by Ella Aaltonen, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design 2017/2018
There is a place for everyone at the Chaplaincy - by Ella Aaltonen, Finland, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art and Design 2017/18
Learning to budget from experience - by Ella Aaltonen, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art & Design 2017/18
We are very proud to be here - by Ella Aaltonen, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art & Design 2017/18
Getting to know BU before you arrive – online events - by Ella Aaltonen, BA (Hons) Computer Animation Art & Design 2017/18
Read more international student stories.