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International

Here you'll find all you need to know about applying to AUB as an international student.

Meet your Country Representative

Hello! My name is Jessica and I am here to support students from America looking to study with us. If you have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out to me via email or Whatsapp.

What its like to study here

Connect with us in your Country

We are running a series of webinars and virtual events with more information on our university and study options.

I’ve absolutely loved my time here and always look forward to the new challenges that come with each project. The tutors are super helpful from course work to future goals and career advice. The collaborative and creative atmosphere is awesome; there’s always something going on around campus from art installations to live performances. Bournemouth itself is a beautiful town and I feel at home here, even though I’m far away from the California sunshine.

Caitlyn Keaney | California, USA | BA Costume and Performance Design

How to Apply

Common Application

We only consider overseas applicants through The Common Application who have not already applied through UCAS. Applicants submitting applications via The Common Application must be liable to pay overseas fees.

Applying via UCAS

The application process for international students is the same as UK students. To learn more about the application process and how you can apply, please select the appropriate degree level from those listed below:

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Foundation

Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of AUB's foundation courses

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Undergraduate

Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of our Undergraduate courses

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Postgraduate

Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of AUB's postgraduate courses

Entry Requirements

Our entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you're choosing to study.

Foundation

Successful completion of a High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Undergraduate

For direct admission, prospective applicants are urged to follow a college preparatory programme in high school, taking a senior course in fine or applied art where possible.

We will accept any one of the following:

  • Successful completion of an accredited honours or college preparatory high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Successful completion of an accredited high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above plus one of the following:
  • 3 AP exam results with a grade of 3 or higher
    • SAT I (Reasoning) scores of at least 1100
    • SAT II subject tests in at least 2 subjects with minimum scores of 600
    • ACT test results in at least 2 subjects with minimum scores of 24
  • Successful completion of an accredited Associate’s Degree
  • Successful completion of first year (freshman year) of University at an accredited University
  • Successful completion of a recognised Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Studies

Postgraduate

You will usually have BA (Hons) Degree graded at 2.1 or above, or an equivalent UK or international qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline. We encourage application from students with a broad range of qualifications and we welcome students from all educational backgrounds. We will take into account the knowledge and skills that you have developed outside the classroom as well as your previous qualifications.

Fees and Funding

We participate in the US Department of Education’s Direct Loans programme. Eligible US students are able to access federally-subsidised Stafford and PLUS loans to help finance their studies with us. This page linked below details how you can apply for this financial support whilst at AUB and other important aspects of the US Federal Student Aid system.

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Loans for American Students

If you're an American student looking to study at AUB and require a loan, find out everything you need to know about US Federal Loans here

More Information

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English Language Requirements

Find out what English Language support AUB can offer to International students, both in preparation for and during their time with us

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Visas and immigration

If you are coming to study at AUB and need to apply for a student visa, here's everything you need to know

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Working after your studies

Here's everything you need to know about working in the UK after graduating as an International student

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Part-time work and placements

Here we explain your working options as a International student during your study

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Portfolio Guidelines

Portfolios should show examples of your work – both finished and work in progress – that demonstrate your interests and skills

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Overview

We're here to guide you through the process of becoming an International AUB student from the start and end of your course
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Your Country/Region

Coming to AUB from an international country can be confusing, but our country representatives are here to give you a helping hand
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English Language

We offer a range of English Language support for international students, both in preparation for and during their time at AUB
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Visas and immigration

If you are coming to study at AUB and need to apply for a student visa, here's everything you need to know
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Course Webinars

We're running course webinar lead course leaders talking about their relevant course, include our foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate
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Contact us

Please contact the International team if you have any concerns about studying in the UK