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Welcoming students from Italy

Meet our Italian community

We have a large community of international students at BU – currently just over 2,000 students from around 100 different countries and regions. At the moment, we have 32 students from Italy studying with us.

We are always happy to welcome new Italian students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate, research and top-up courses. We are also pleased to offer two exchange programmes in Italy through our partner universities - Università Ca’Foscari, Venezia and Università Di Pisa.

We will help you with your application to study at BU, but if you’d like more general advice about the UK education system, visas, scholarships or the variety of courses on offer, you should contact the British Council in Italy

Funding eligibility for EU Undergraduate students

EU students applying for university places in the 2018/19 academic year will continue to be eligible for student fee loans and may be eligible for the government Maintenance Loan* - this will be for the duration of their course. Further information about undergraduate funding can be found on the gov.uk website.

*EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years or be EEA migrant workers in order to apply for the government Maintenance Loan.

Funding eligibility for EU Postgraduate students

EU students studying a Master's degree in 2018/19 may be eligible for some funding. The UK government is providing up to £10,280 in postgraduate loans. If eligible, you would receive the first payment after your course start date, once we have confirmed that you have registered. Each year's amount will be paid in three instalments of 33%, 33% and 34%. The instalments will be paid directly to you at the beginning of each term. 

You can find more information on the gov.uk website.

Stories from Italy

A selection of stories by current students and graduates

Personal Support at BU - by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2018/19

Planning for part-time work in Bournemouth - by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2018/19

Living as an Italian in Bournemouth - by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2018/19

Extra help outside class - by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2018/19

Small changes in you, big changes out there! - by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2018/19

Developing your independent study skills in the UK vs. Italy - by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2018/19

How I spend my days in Bournemouth – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

Escape from your daily routine – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

Bournemouth is more than sandy beaches – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

Keep motivated during your first term – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

Bournemouth is the perfect fit for international students – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

Suitable transport for your needs – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

Feel the Christmas spirit all around town - by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

My 10 money-saving tips – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18 

Why I chose to study MSc Events Marketing at BU – by Marta, Msc Events Marketing, 2017/18

Okeford House – A paradise for postgraduates – by Marta, Msc Events Marketing, 2017/18

We are very proud to be here – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18

The variety of topics on BU online events are quite impressive! – by Diana Pelino, MA Computer Animation and Design, 2017/18

Read more international student stories.

Events

Open Day
Nov
28

Postgraduate Open Day

During our Open Days you can find out more about postgraduate study, hear about funding options and talk to academic staff about our courses.

Virtual Open Day
Dec
5

Postgraduate Virtual Open Day

Find out about studying a postgraduate degree at BU without having to step foot on campus.