International (non EU)

Financial assistance for international students in the UK is limited but it does exist…


Full-time international students get a 10% discount for paying tuition fees for each year in advance. In other words, if you pay your fees early, you’ll save at least £1100.

International Alumni of Arts University Bournemouth can also obtain a discount of 20% off their MA fees.  Please note that students who are awarded this discount are not eligible for a scholarship but can still benefit from the early payment discount.

There are other progression discounts available for students progressing from a Study Abroad programme or Preparation for HE course to degree course,  contact us for further details.

AUB offers a range of MA scholarships for high calibre students and these are open to students from anywhere in the world.

AUB BA scholarships currently only exist for new students from India because of AUB’s participation in the British Council’s Great Scholarships India scheme. However, students from other countries should ‘like’ us on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest scholarship information.

Students from the USA will be pleased to know that federal loans are available for you to study at AUB, just as they would be if you were studying in the US.

A full list of external scholarships can be viewed at the Education UK website.

Scholarships and Bursaries

AUB offers scholarships of up to £3000 for Master’s level study – information on eligibility criteria and details of the application process can be viewed on our MA Funding page. In addition to this, tuition fee discounts related to early payment of fees are available for international students on all fulltime courses (including Foundation and Undergraduate), contact us for further details.

A number of external scholarships are open to international students applying to Arts University Bournemouth for Master’s level courses. Please note that these scholarships are extremely competitive and require the demonstration of outstanding achievement in the field of the creative arts. Students interested in applying for external scholarships should contact the international office for further details.


American students are eligible to apply to the US Department of Education’s Direct Loans Programme as Arts University Bournemouth has been authorised to certify applications, full details of this can be found in Loans for American>

Norwegian students are eligible for financial support from The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, administered by Lanekassen, which provides student loans and stipends for higher education. Arts University Bournemouth is on the list of UK institutions where students are eligible for supplementary funding (Tilleggsstipend). For further information on the Loan Fund visit The Lanekassen website.

Icelandic students can borrow loans via The Icelandic Student Loan Fund (LÍN). Visit the LÍN website for more information about Icelandic student loans.