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Bournemouth University International College student services

Our dedicated student services team will do everything possible to ensure you have a rich and rewarding experience at Bournemouth University International College, and successfully follow your path to university.

Do you have questions about how coronavirus might affect your studies? Visit our dedicated FAQs page, and find out how you can apply with confidence.

BUINTCOL student Fabiana from Venezuela

Fabiana from Venezuela

Foundation Certificate student at Bournemouth University International College

Kaplan helped me to prepare everything before I came to the UK. I received support with my visa and they sent me the things I needed to enrol. Their support staff also assisted me with my arrival, and they checked whether I needed transportation to my accommodation. They were really helpful!

BUINTCOL student Lubono from Zambia

Lubono from Zambia

Foundation Certificate student at Bournemouth University International College

The Student Services team organise lots of fun activities. I went to a boat party and the Eid celebration – I don’t actually celebrate it but I still got to go, and there was great food! I’ve also done Zumba, and I took part in a dance competition against other residences, which we won!

Pre-arrival support

You’ll be supported every step of the way when you enrol at Bournemouth University International College – starting before you even set foot in the UK. You’ll receive a pre-arrival guide, and help with the visa process. The student services team will be ready to answer any questions you might have, no matter how big or small.

At the airport

When you land at the airport in the UK, the College’s student services team can arrange to pick you up and take you to your accommodation. They will make sure you are given a warm welcome to your new home.

Once you have accepted your offer to study with us, you can book your airport transfers by filling in the form in the pre-arrival area.

Welcome Week

In your first week, before your classes start, the staff will help you settle in and do everything possible to make you feel comfortable. You’ll meet your teachers, find out more about your course, and tour the University facilities that you can use. You will also receive help with things such as setting up a bank account and registering with a doctor. Pre-Sessional English students will receive a 1-day induction to cover the same important information.

Social activities

During your time at the College, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to make new friends, and there will be numerous social activities to help you get to know your fellow students. Activities might include a sunset party cruise, a weekend in London, a games night, salsa classes or a visit to Stonehenge.


The College features its own student accommodation, attached to the College building and in the heart of the University’s central Lansdowne campus. Contemporary and stylish, the flats and studios are equipped with all the modern conveniences you’d expect. The residence also offers great social spaces for relaxing with friends, and some fantastic views across the town. You can find out more about the residence on the accommodation page.

Meet some of the College staff

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Pre-arrival students