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Welcoming students from the United States of America

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The United States of America

We have a large community of international students at BU – currently 1,600 students from around 140 different countries. We are always happy to welcome new American students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and top-up courses.

We will help you with your application to study at BU, or you can speak to one of our representatives in the USA 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 the USA.

Upcoming Live Chats and Q&A's

You can join regular live chats and Q&A's with previous and current students from the USA. If you would like to connect with them, please contact the Regional Manager for the USA to receive a full schedule of upcoming events: Luciana Figueiredo -

Chat to a BU student from the USA

Stories from America

A selection of stories by current students and graduates

Academic Support at BU - by Erin Snell, BA Communication & Media 2018/19

A day in the life of Erin Snell - by Erin Snell, BA Communication & Media 2017/18

How to make the most of your first term - by Erin Snell, BA Communication & Media 2017/18

A comprehensive guide on travelling in and around Bournemouth - by Erin Snell, BA Communication & Media 2017/18

Here I can make strong professional connections - by Erin Snell, BA Communication & Media 2017/18

BU was where I needed to be - by Alex Parker, MA 3D Computer Animation 2016/17

Why Study MA 3D Computer Animation at BU? - by Alex Parker, MA 3D Computer Animation 2016/17

My BU story - by Kevin Baker, MSc Sports Management 2016/17

Why study MSc Forensic Anthropology at BU? - by Cecily Paldino, MSc Forensic Anthropology 2015/16

A Californian’s survival guide to living in Bournemouth -  by Cecily Paldino, MSc Forensic Anthropology 2015/16

How my BU experience changed me - by DeAsia Davis MSc Biological Anthropology 2015/16

Why I chose BU -  by Angelique Holmes, MSc Tourism Management 2015/16

My BU story - by Angelique Holmes, MSc Tourism Management 2015/16

Read more international student stories.