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.


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Meet Our Students

Open Days

Come along to one of our (currently virtual) open days 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

If it's not that easy for you to get to an open day, 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 his experience

“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.”


Why Choose Us?

Did you know that around 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 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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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.


Your Application And Key Timings

Make sure you apply by the date provided by UCAS, this year (2021) you will need to apply by the 29th of January, to ensure you meet the UCAS deadline. 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