Congratulations on your offer! You might be about to join one of the world’s best young universities, studying for a degree that’s designed to make you globally employable.
It’s really important that you carefully read your offer letter and everything enclosed with it. This includes important information about tuition fees and other costs associated with studying at university, as well the student agreement and the next steps leaflet for September 2019 and January 2020 entry (pdf 67kb).
We keep in touch regularly by email and send timely information to help you get ready for the start of term, so do add the domain bournemouth.ac.uk to your safe senders list to ensure all our emails get through to you.
Accepting your offer
You will have been given either:
- An Unconditional offer: this means you have met all the entry requirements for your course and have been offered a place
- Or a Conditional offer: this means you will have a place on your course, provided you meet the conditions set out in the offer letter. Usually, this will mean achieving a certain standard in your current qualification, such as your Bachelor’s degree, or obtaining an accepted English language qualification
You will also receive log in details to your myHub account which is your online portal and will contain updates to your application.
We ask that you make your decision as quickly as possible and accept your offer via myHub.
To give you the opportunity to discover Bournemouth, our beautiful location, evolving campuses and outstanding facilities, we hold postgraduate events throughout the year. These include open days, exhibitions overseas, and virtual events.
If you decide not to study at BU, please notify us in myHub.
Complete any requirements from your offer
You will need to provide us with the information we have requested in your offer letter, and upload any required documentation to accompany your application to myHub. There may be additional requests, such as:
- Earlier qualifications/proof of study
- Eligibility to study in the UK and English language qualifications
- Employer or academic reference.
If you hold a conditional offer, please ensure that you have cleared all your actions within myHub before the start of the course We do accept copies of documentation, however when you enrol you must bring your original documents. Once we have received your documents, and made a decision about your offer, we will update your status in myHub.
Queries about these requirements?
If you are a non-UK student and have questions regarding the above, please get in touch. Alternatively, if you’ve applied via one of our International Representatives, please check with them for more details on what you need to do and when.
Check if you need a visas to study in the UK
If you are a non-EU applicant you may need a Tier 4 Student Visa. Our International Admissions Team will be in touch and will require outstanding documents to be uploads into myHub as soon as possible.
Please be aware that due to UKVI regulations we cannot issue your CAS more than 3 months prior to your course start date and we cannot issue your CAS number until you clear all your actions in myHub.
Paying a deposit
If you are an international (non-UK/EU) student, we will ask you for a deposit to secure your place on the course. In most cases, this is non-refundable. All payments must be made in pounds sterling (£). You can choose to pay in a single lump sum, or split the cost into three equal instalments and can make your payments in person, by post or online.
Securing funding or financial support
All postgraduate offer holders will be automatically assessed for the Academic Excellence Scholarship. If you are eligible, this means a fee reduction of £2,000 for UK & EU applicants or £3,500 for International applicants will be applied when you pay your fees during online registration.
Explore other funding options available:
- Applying for a postgraduate loan (UK/EU students)
- Scholarships and bursaries
- Sponsorship by your employer
- Work as a student ambassador
If you are eligible, you will be automatically awarded an Academic Scholarship. The fee reduction will appear when you go to pay your fees during online registration.
Choosing your accommodation
You may be able to defer your place once, to the next academic year of entry. Beyond this you would need to submit a new application.
Appeals or complaints
If you wish to make an appeal or a complaint about your application you should review the Recruitment, Selection and Admissions – Appeals and Complaints: Policy and Procedure and follow the process set out in that document. You can only appeal about processes and procedures if there is relevant new information available which was not included in the orginal application. You cannot appeal against matters of academic judgement.