We are always happy to welcome new American students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and top-up courses.

We have a large community of international students at BU – currently 1,600 students from around 135 different countries. Our dedicated team can help you with your application to study at  BU, or you can speak to our representatives in the United States of America who can offer assistance with your application.

Study in a stunning coastal location

An aerial shot of Bournemouth, capturing much of the town, with the beach and sea on the horizon

Located on the south coast of England, Bournemouth University is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty less than two hours from central London by train. We are a green, safe and friendly town welcoming students from many countries.

Famous for its seven-mile stretch of award-winning sandy beaches, the town is also a thriving hub for a number of industries including the creative, financial and tourism sectors. The New Forest National Park is on our doorstep and the Jurassic Coast (which is a World Heritage site) is just a short drive away.

View the online version of our Bournemouth University United States of America Country Guide 2023/24. This can also be downloaded as a pdf (10.6mb).

Why BU?

BU is ranked by THE World University Rankings (2022) as one of the top 70 Young Universities
of award-winning sandy beaches
Over 4,400 students were awarded a bursary or scholarship in 2021/22, worth £3.5 million

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What our students and alumni say

Destiny Guerra_USA


BSc Psychology

I chose Bournemouth University because of the quality of the teaching, the highly qualified lecturers and the enormous amount of help offered to international students. The 11- hour journey from California was all worth it.


MSc Clinical & Developmental Neuropsychology

BU was unique with its wide range of work placements, which allowed me to apply my knowledge and gain work experience in real-world settings! BU offers automatic assessment for an Academic Excellence Scholarship.


MSc Biodiversity Conservation

BU became my first choice with the wide variety of postgraduate programmes. The Students’ Union provides endless events and societies and the opportunity to experience new cultures.