International students

Join our vibrant international student community. You’ll be welcomed in a safe and supportive environment, perfect for you to learn and succeed.


Bournemouth is renowned for its seaside resort atmosphere but there's a lot more to this coastal town than its award-winning beach; from nightlife to sports, festivals and places of historic and natural interest, there's plenty to inspire you and take part in.

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The event will be an opportunity for international students to meet each other and the ASU International Officer (Silja Tast). We will also give you tips and advice about the area you have just moved to.  It will be a great event, please do come along...


Meet Our Students

Open Days

Come along to one of our open days either virtually online or face-to-face on campus and talk with current students. Find out more about what it is like to live and study in Bournemouth, find out more about the courses we offer, the mixed methods of learning, and the rewards of academic life at AECC University College.

Blogs & Social Media

There's other ways to meet our students and find out what life is like as a student in Bournemouth.  There's blog stories on our News pages as well as updates on our social media channels about activity on campus, as well as living and studying with us.


Hear From Our Students

Chiropractic Student Kajsa Nordboe from Norway talks about her experience

“I was actually inspired to study Chiropractic by my own Chiropractor, back home in Norway. She studied at AECC University College herself and recommended it to me. I trusted her opinion and am so glad I did – I have been really happy with my choice.”


Chiropractic Student Ole Brink from Holland talks about life in Bournemouth

“There is no Chiropractic university in Holland. AECC is renowned in Europe and is known as one of the best. The chiropractor I shadowed in Holland also studied here and said so many good things about it, I just had to check it out.”


Chiropractic Student Hans-Martin Michaelsen from Norway talks about life studying in Bournemouth

““Life is too short to stay in one place. Experience the world while you can!”

HEAR FROM Hans-Martin Michaelsen

Chiropractic Student Yildiz Akcan from Cyprus talks about studying in a different country

“It is once in a lifetime experience that will help anyone to appreciate other cultures and gain a greater understanding of the world!”

Hear from Yildiz Akcan

Chiropractic Student Jill Cheng from Hong Kong talks about student life

"There is a real sense of community here and people support each other which is lovely. Everyone that comes to study at AECC University College appears to have a true passion to study and learn their subjects”

Hear from Jill Cheng

Chiropractic Student Hosanna Cheung from Hong Kong talks about studying at AECC University College

"People come from all over the world which makes for a really rich learning experience and this is really valuable for when we graduate and enter the professional world of chiropractic.”

Hear from Hosanna Cheung

Why Choose Us?

Did you know that over 40% of our students are international?  Studying alongside those on other courses, you’ll be able to share ideas and get a fresh perspective, all while making lasting relationships from around the world.

Our Student Services team is dedicated to advising and supporting non-UK students on campus, as well as providing language support, guidance on preparing to study abroad, and support with settling in at AECC University College.

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Learn more about Student Services

Our university campus is super easy to get around. You can walk between locations, or into neighbouring Southbourne and Boscombe and with the beach down the road it’s no wonder that student’s here love to get out and explore the local area when they’re not studying. 

Watch the video below to take a virtual tour with our student ambassadors to see our campus.

Preparing To Study Abroad

Learning in the UK Provides High Levels of Satisfaction

The UK is the most recommended English-speaking destination by overseas students, and one of the most popular global destinations.

Students at UK universities express the highest level of satisfaction regarding their learning experience. Universities UK International have put together more information about studying in the UK and guidance notes around Brexit.

More information about studying in the UK 

Moving Away From Home

We understand that finding the right place to live is really important when you’re moving away from home.

Our friendly Student Services team are here to help you find the right accommodation during your studies here in Bournemouth.  We have a range of residences to suit individual preferences and budgets.  We will also support you during your time with us regardless of which accommodation option you choose. 

More information is available on our accommodation page along with some frequently asked questions.

Fees and Funding

As an international student, it’s key that you organise your finances well in advance of your course start date so that your funding is in place before you arrive in the UK.

When starting university there are two main expenses, tuition fees and living costs. Depending on your circumstances and the course you are taking, financial provision may be available.

Watch this video from Student Finance England about Student Finance for EU Students which helps to explain more about how and when to make an application.

UK Government also provides useful advice around Student finance for EU Students.

If you live outside of the EU, we recommend contacting your country specific funding organisation to establish what support is available to you.

Global Partnership Scholarship

The AECC University College Global Partnership Scholarship is available to international students enrolling on the University College’s undergraduate courses who meet the eligibility criteria. The Scholarship is in recognition of the importance of a growing and thriving global community at the AECC University College. The award is for a £3,000 fee reduction in the first year of study only.

Full criteria is available in the Bursary and Scholarships Policy.

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Your Application And Key Timings

Make sure you apply by the date provided by UCAS, this year (2023) you will need to apply by the 25th of January, to ensure you meet the UCAS equal consideration deadline. However, do not worry if you miss this deadline, you can apply via UCAS late applications. The UCAS website is your main source of information. It’s worth spending some time familiarising yourself with what you will need to do and how it works. 

Helping You To Prepare

We understand there is a lot to think about when planning to study away from your home country so taking a look at UKCISA Services can help you prepare for life in the UK and support you when you are here. They have expertise in immigration rules, their website has lots more helpful information on all aspects of living and studying in the UK.

Information about the student route

Help is also at hand from our Admission teams who can support you with any visa or immigration questions you may have.  You can contact them by emailing