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Bournemouth University International College cost of living

Studying abroad is a big investment, so you need to plan ahead. In addition to tuition fees, you need to think about things like accommodation, course learning material costs and living expenses.

The information below will help you understand these better.

Cost typeGuide cost (2019–20 academic year)Guide cost (2020–21 academic year)
Course learning materials£200 to £500£200 to £500
Accommodation£6,344 to £14,095*£6,650 to £TBC*
Living expenses
(including food, transport and social activities)
At least £1,015 per monthAt least £1,015 per month
Administration fee£200£200
Insurance£227 to £700£238 to £735
* This includes a £250 deposit for your accommodation. This will be returned to you in full when you move out of your room, on the condition that you leave it in good condition with no damage, and that there are no accommodation penalty charges to pay.

Course learning materials

The cost of course learning materials varies depending on your pathway course length and subject. The exact amount will be confirmed in your invoice that accompanies your offer letter.

Accommodation costs

Our prices for accommodation are extremely competitive. Exact fees depend on your contract length and chosen housing option. See our Bournemouth University International College accommodation page for more details.

Living expenses

You need at least £1,015 per month of your pathway course, in line with UKVI regulations. Contact us for more information.

Administration fee

Starting from the 4th April 2018, you’ll be charged an administration fee to cover administration costs related to your application. This is payable at the same time as your tuition deposit if you accept an offer to study at the College. The fee does not apply to Bournemouth University Pre-Sessional English (BUPSE) courses.


We offer all students EduTravel, a comprehensive insurance policy for studying abroad. This is offered in partnership with Endsleigh, a leading insurance provider. The price will depend on your pathway course length— the exact cost will be confirmed in the invoice that accompanies your offer letter.