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College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNAQ)

BU welcomes students from CNAQ

We work closely with CNAQ to give students on a number of undergraduate accounting, finance, management and business courses the opportunity to complete their studies at BU. In an increasingly global business environment, having the opportunity to study in an international community of academics and students is invaluable in helping you develop that global perspective and gain a better understanding of how business is conducted across borders and elsewhere in the world.

I would like to offer a warm welcome to all CNAQ students who are planning on continuing their studies at Bournemouth University. A powerful academic research culture keeps the Bournemouth University Business School relevant, informs course development and benefits the business community locally, nationally and internationally. Our consultancy to business has aided the profitability and market position of many of the organisations with which we work. We look forward to you being part of this exceptional community." 

Dr Lucy Lu, Associate Dean Global Engagement (Faculty of Management)

Further information

Programme details

You will need to study a full diploma at CNAQ before studying one or two years at BU to complete your Bachelor’s degree.  The following pathways are available:

The CNAQ Business Management Diploma (3 Year) (Accounting/HRM/Marketing pathways) progesses onto the following BU degrees:

The CNAQ Business Administration Diploma (2 Year) (Accounting/HRM/Marketing pathways) progresses onto the following BU degrees:

​Please note that the Business Studies framework includes a mandatory 40-week work placement (internship).

Entry requirements

You will need to complete your diploma at CNAQ with a minimum GPA of 2.50

You will also require an English language score of and IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each of the four skills components.

We also accept alternative English language qualifications. Please see the full list here.

If you require additional support with your English language then you can join one of our Pre-sessional English programmes.

How to apply

Your application to BU will be handled by our dedicated International Admissions Team. If you wish to apply for a BU degree please contact or

You will need to provide the following:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement / Study plan
  • CNAQ graduation certificate
  • CNAQ transcripts
  • IELTS certificate (this can be submitted later)
  • Copy of passport

Find out more

Pre-Sessional English

Pre-Sessional English

Learn more about our Pre-Sessional English courses and how they could help you with the language and study skills required to study in the UK.

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If you are currently studying in Qatar, find out more about BU and what you need to do to study in the UK.