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Undergraduate

Find out everything you need to know to plan your student finances including tuition fees and living costs

Undergraduate

Find your tuition fee for Undergraduate degree courses starting in September 2024. Please note that Home and Channel Islands and Isle of Man fees will be subject to increase each year, and International (including EU students) fees are fixed for the duration of your course.

Undergraduate fees

All students are required to pay tuition fees for each academic year of study. Students who enter directly onto years 2 or 3 of a course will pay year 1 tuition fees.

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Tuition Fee

2024/25 Applicants

£9,250

2024/25 Applicants (Online)

£6,750

Optional placement year

£1,850*

*The tuition fee for the optional placement year is £1,850, subject to inflationary increases based on government policy, and providing you progress through the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Channel Island and Isle of Man

Tuition Fee

2024/25 Applicants

£9,250

2024/25 Applicants (Online)

£6,750

Optional placement year

£1,850*

*The tuition fee for the optional placement year is £1,850, subject to inflationary increases based on government policy, and providing you progress through the course in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

International/EU

Tuition Fee

2024/25 Applicants

£18,950

2024/25 Applicants (Animation, Costume, Film, Modelmaking, Performance Design and Film Costume)

£19,950

2024/25 Applicants (Online)

£6,750

2nd year

£17,950/£19,950

3rd year

£17,950/£19,950

FdA fees

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Tuition Fee

2024/25 Applicants

£7,250

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Tuition Fee

2024/25 Applicants

£7,250

International/EU

Tuition Fee

2024/25 Applicants

£9,500

Undergraduate financial support

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Student Loans Company (SLC)

The SLC works with Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Higher Education Institutions and HMRC to provide support for British and EU students in the UK.

SLC support includes loans to cover the cost of tuition fees, as well as maintenance loans to contribute towards living costs whilst at University.

  • For undergraduate students who've arranged an SLC loan to cover the cost of tuition fees, the SLC will pay the loan directly to AUB.
  • For undergraduate students, all other SLC maintenance loans will be paid directly to the student.
  • For undergraduate students, any other fees due to the University will need to be paid directly by the student.

For further information about SLC support and for details on how to apply, please visit http://www.slc.co.uk.

Maintenance loan

Maintenance loans are available for each year of study to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. The amount you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and your household income.

For more information and to find out what support you could get, please use the Student Finance Calculator on gov.uk.

Bursaries and additional support

To be eligible for support you must be in receipt of a full maintenance loan from Student Finance England, with a residual household income of £25,000. Our support offer is based on household income information provided by Student Finance England and eligibility is verified annually. What you’re entitled to receive will depend on your precise, individual circumstances.

Travel costs to attend Offer Holder Days

If you’re an AUB applicant, we have an annual fund available for you to receive a one-off award of up to £50 for travel costs to attend Offer Holder Days and university induction/transition events.

Accommodation costs

If you’re an undergraduate student in your first year (Level 4) living in AUB’s student accommodation, you’ll receive a rent reduction of £1,000.

Travel costs

If you’re an undergraduate student in your second year (Level 5) you’ll receive a £200 payment to assist with travel costs associated with your studies.

Support for students who are care experienced or estranged

A bursary of £2,000 per annum. This is not means-tested and is in addition to any other bursaries and benefits that you may be entitled to. If you think you may be eligible for this bursary, find out more information on how to apply and the support we offer.

Support for students who are young adult carers

A bursary of £2,000 per annum. This is not means-tested and is in addition to any other bursaries and benefits that you may be entitled to. If you think you may be eligible for this bursary, find out more information on how to apply and the support we offer.

Support for disabled students

If you’re required to make a £200 contribution towards a laptop previously provided through DSA, AUB will pay this £200. In addition, we provide support for the cost of Educational Psychologist reports where required. This is in addition to any other bursaries or benefits that you may be entitled to.

Opportunities linked to graduate employment

We have an annual fund available for you to receive a one-off award of up to £300 for:

  • Travel and accommodation costs for interviews, internships, and other opportunities
  • Attendance fees for courses, conferences, or residential training events
  • Smart clothing
  • Application costs for further study
  • Specialist equipment (not including laptops, computers, or books)
  • Some costs associated with the course
  • Other expenses related to engagement with opportunities in the creative industries

Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Students from the Islands are subject to different funding arrangements and support to mainland UK students.

Guernsey

The state of Guernsey offers higher education student grants to help with the cost of tuition fees, living and travel. The amount of funding available depends on a number of factors – including an assessment of your parents’ income.

Bursaries may also be available to independent students who have no support from parents. To find out more, please visit the Guernsey Government website.

Jersey

The state of Jersey offers funding for higher education students to help with living costs and tuition fees. The amount of funding available depends on an assessment of your parents’ income or, if you’re an independent student, your own household income.

The amount of funding you can receive for tuition fees also depends on what type of course you’re taking and where you’re taking it. Find out more on the Jersey Government website.

Isle of Man

Students from the Isle of Man aren't eligible for a loan from the UK Student Loans Company, but the Isle of Man government offers higher education students a grand (Student Award) to help with living cost and tuition.

The amount of funding you can receive is dependent on your parents’ income or, if you’re an independent student, your own household income, as well as the type of course you're taking and where you're taking it. Find out more on the Isle of Man Government website.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

If you normally live in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, you can follow the links below to find out what funding support is available to you.

The support available varies, so it’s important that you check the correct country.

Northern Ireland

Students who normally live in Northern Ireland may receive financial support for university from the Northern Ireland Executive.

For more information, students should refer to the student finance for Northern Ireland website.

Scotland

Students who normally live in Scotland may receive financial support for university from the Scottish Government.

For more information, students should refer to the student finance for Scotland website.

Wales

Students who normally live in Wales may receive financial support for university from the Welsh Assembly Government.

For more information, students should refer to the student finance for Wales website.

International/EU

If you are unsure whether you should be classed as an ‘International/EU’ or a ‘Home’ student, please complete and return the fees assessment form. Further advice on fee status can also be found on the UKCISA website.

International Loans

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 Students.

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. For further information on the Loan Fund visit the Lanekassen website.

Loans for American Students

Students from America will be pleased to know that United States Federal Loans are available for you to study at Arts University Bournemouth, just as they would be if you were studying in the US as AUB has been authorised to certify applications.

International Scholarships

We aim to have a diverse student environment with the best creative talent in the UK and have several bursaries and scholarships available. These are awarded for every year of your course, giving you financial support throughout your time studying with us. You can see the full range of scholarship on our EU and International Scholarships page.

How to pay your fees

To make things as easy as possible for you, we have two online payment gateways to help you pay any outstanding fees.

You can use a variety of different methods including:

Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit and Visa Electron

To make a payment you'll need:

  • The student’s identification number
  • The student’s date of birth
  • Your account/card details

To get started, please click one of the links below:

Payers can now pay in their home currency, please see the download.

How to Update your Card Details on your card repayment plan

If you would like your next card payment to be debited from a different card, please click on the following link to change your card details on your plan:

If you have any questions or queries, don’t worry, we’re here to help. You can contact our Finance team on income@aub.ac.uk or call +44(0)1202 363356.

We’re open Monday – Thursday between 08.45 and 16.30. On Fridays, we’re open from 08.45–16.00.

EU and EEA nationals starting a course after 1 August 2021

The majority of students from the EU and EEA will be assessed as ‘International (overseas)’ fee payers. The exceptions to this will be if you have protected rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement, the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement, or the Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement and you meet the relevant residency requirements. Further information can be found on the UKCISA website.

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