International Students

Join the AECC University College’s 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 to places of historical and natural interest, there’s plenty to inspire you and to take part in.

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Meet our students 

Our open days give you the opportunity to find out more about the rewards of academic life at AECC University College and to meet our students.  If you can't wait for an open day and want to find out more now, take a look at some of our international students stories.

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Why choose us?

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.  You'll get a great experience living and studying at AECC University College.

You will thrive as part of our international community and will meet a wide mix of students from all corners of the world. Studying alongside those on other courses, you’ll be able to share ideas and get a fresh perspective, all while making lasting relationships.

Our Student Services office is dedicated to advising and supporting non-UK students on campus, as well as guiding you through your preparations to come and study at AECC University College.  If you need assistance, help is on hand with a wide variety guidance.

We’ve put together a handy guide of the recommended academic ability you’ll need for your course.  Simply  find your country in the A-Z list, where you can see the various entry requirements. Alternatively, contact our Admissions team if your country is not listed or you need some more help.



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.

There are two main expenses at university, tuition fees and living costs. Depending on your circumstances and course, a range of financial provision is available.  You can find out more about EU funding here and relevant course fees here.  If you live outside of the EU, we recommend contacting your country specific funding organisation to establish what is available. 

Why study in the UK?

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

Your application and key timings

You will need to make a formal application through UCAS by 15th January. 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.

Visit UCAS  

Some applicants from overseas choose to apply to us via study abroad agencies. These are treated in exactly the same way as applications received directly, and there is no advantage or disadvantage either way in terms of admission.

Language Support

Workshops are available on campus if you require extra help.  More details can be obtained by contacting Student Services.

UKCISA Services

UKCISA can help you prepare for life in the UK and support you when you are here.  They have expertise in immigration rules but their website has more information on all aspects of living and studying in the UK. 

UKCISA SERVICESMore immigration information


EU Advice

Following the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (EU), the UK and the EU have two years to negotiate arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal. The expectation is for the UK to remain a full member of the EU during this time. 

We know you may have questions about your current or future application to study with us as the UK prepares to leave the European Union. We want to reassure you that our international outlook, has not changed. More information can be found on our EU Statement page.


Visa Information

If you are unsure about which type of visa you need, head to our 'Common Questions' section further down this page, to find out more information.  Alternatively, if you have a specific question, feel free to contact our admissions team at  

Get the prospectus

Follow in the footsteps of 100% of students who are now in employment six months after graduating from the AECC University College. Explore the courses we offer by downloading or requesting a prospectus to be sent to you.

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Open Days

Go beyond the prospectus. Book onto one of our open days and get the chance to chat with students, ask those burning questions and perfect your application. Get a feel for your future and come visit us.


Common Questions

“I loved the international and multicultural atmosphere amongst students and staff, you’ll have friends all over the world” Renske, Class of 2013, Masters of Chiropractic.

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Any questions on studying abroad are welcomed. Please get in touch.

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