This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Taiwanese education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Taiwan and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold a Junior College Diploma from Taiwan. If your Diploma is from a prestigious college or department in Taiwan, you may be considered for second year entry to an undergraduate programme. If you have completed either a Senior High School or Senior Vocational High School Leaving Certificate, you will need to complete a one-year foundation programme (such as the BU International College Foundation Certificate) before you can join a Bachelor's degree programme.
  • Postgraduate courses
    You need to have a good Bachelor's (Honours) degree in a relevant subject from an official Taiwanese university. Your Bachelor's should be four years in length.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page. Full information about preparatory courses is available on the Bournemouth University International College website.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.