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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.
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.
How to Apply
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:
Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of AUB's foundation courses
Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of our Undergraduate courses
Here's everything you need to know to apply to one of AUB's postgraduate courses
Our entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you're choosing to study.
Successful completion of a High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
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
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.
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
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
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
Working after your studies
Here's everything you need to know about working in the UK after graduating as an International student
Part-time work and placements
Here we explain your working options as an International student during your study
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