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Next steps for applicants

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 a next steps leaflet.

We will keep in touch with you regularly by email and send timely information to help you get ready for the start of term, so do add the domain 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 make your payment in person, by post or online. 

Deposit refund concession
You would be eligible for a deposit refund if you are unable to physically commence study at BU due to travel restrictions imposed either by the UK Government or the government in the country from which you are travelling to BU. If requested by us, you will be required to provide evidence of the relevant government’s travel restrictions to show you were unable to travel to BU in time to start your course. 

Securing funding or financial support

All postgraduate offer holders will be automatically assessed for the Academic Excellence/Achievement Scholarship. If you are eligible, for September 2020 and January 2021 entry, this means a fee reduction of £1,500 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:


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.

If you wish to appeal a decision or make a complaint, contact our appeals team or our complaints team.