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.


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Meet our students

Come along to one of our open days and talk with a current student. Find out more about what it is like to live and study in Bournemouth, find out more about our courses and the rewards of academic life at AECC University College.

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Why choose us?

Did you know that over 50% 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 around.

Our Student Services team is dedicated to advising and supporting non uk students on campus, as well as providing language support, guidance on preparations to come and study at AECC University College.   If you need assistance, help is on hand. 

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English for academic purposes support

Info and Advice

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.


Moving away from home

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

Our Student Services team are here to help you find the right accommodation during your studies here in Bournemouth.

More about accommodation

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, financial provision may be available.  

Watch this video from Student Finance England:  Student Finance for EU Students.  

UK Government provide advice: Student finance for EU Students

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

Your application and key timings

You will need to make a formal application through UCAS by 15th January of the year of study.
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.  

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.

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

further visa details


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.


Further information for students requiring a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK

“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 with our admissions team..

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