This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Russian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.
Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.
- BU International College Foundation Certificates
You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Russia and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
- Undergraduate courses
You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have completed the (Attestat) Certificate of Secondary Education at grade 11 and have completed a foundation programme, such as the BU International College Foundation Certificate.
- Top-up courses
If you have a Bakalavr or a Specialist Diploma (completed before 1991) you can apply for a Top-up course.
- Postgraduate courses
You need to have a Specialist Diploma (completed after 1991) or a Magistr to apply for a taught postgraduate course at BU. These qualifications are equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree.
- Research programmes
You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.
You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page. Full information about preparatory courses is available on the Bournemouth University International College website.
If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.