You can find our latest frequently asked questions for international applicants relating to BU's response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic below. If you still have questions, please contact our Future Student Enquiry Team. If you're a current student at BU, please see our main FAQs for the BU community.
I can’t take an IELTS exam as the centres are shut. Will you accept alternative qualifications such as AP English or do you have your own English exam that I can take in my country?
If I can't obtain my high school diploma/first degree qualification in time for September entry, can I still join Bournemouth University? If so, what other qualifications will you be looking at?
If I am not able to provide an official transcript or certificate, will you accept screenshots or an online confirmation of result?
Is BU still open and accepting applications?
Is BU planning to postpone the start of the courses to a later date in September?
Do I have to pay a deposit to study at BU?
What happens if I get ill with Covid-19 and I’m unable to join the programme in September – will I get my money back?
Can I defer my programme?
Is there anyone available to talk to regarding to my application status if the university is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic?
If the situation with Covid-19 has improved and my programme can run in September 2020, but I still feel insecure, can I get a full refund?
I am an international student, does the online delivery of my course count as ‘distant learning’ or will this decision affect my visa?
When is the latest start date for the English pre-sessional course for students starting in September?
Is BU running online pre-sessional programmes? If so, can students use non UKVI IELTS for entry?
As BU runs an online pre-sessional English course, will the tuition fees be the same?
What if I successfully complete a pre-sessional course, but the situation is still not good, and I cannot study the main course in September 2020? Can I use this pre-sessional result for the next intake? (January 2021 or September 2021)
Can I start my course later if there are visa delays in my country?
Will I be safe at BU?
I’m very worried about bullying or abuse related to coronavirus
Can I use the hospitals/doctors if I get ill with Covid-19 in the UK?
What kind of precautions will be taken in accommodation and on campus?
Where can I go for further information about Covid-19 in relation to studying in the UK?