• £18,500 per annum (full-time)
  • £9,250 per annum (part-time)
  • MA Architecture, £18,500 per annum (full-time)
  • MPhil/PhD, £20,110

Full-time international students get a 10% discount for paying tuition fees for each year in advance. In other words, if you pay your fees early, you’ll save at least £1100.

International Alumni of Arts University Bournemouth can also obtain a discount of 20% off their MA fees. Please note that students who are awarded this discount are not eligible for a scholarship but can still benefit from the early payment discount.

There are other progression discounts available for students progressing from a Study Abroad programme or Preparation for HE course to degree course, contact us for further details.

Students from the USA will be pleased to know that federal loans are available for you to study at AUB, just as they would be if you were studying in the US.

A full list of external scholarships can be viewed at the Education UK website.

Scholarship and Bursaries

If you are joining AUB as a Postgraduate student, you might be eligible for the following scholarships and discounts.

International Excellence Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the launch of International Excellence Scholarships in 2020 for our MA courses, worth £5,000 each. Please see the list below for details of all MA courses that currently are awarding International Excellence Scholarships.


These scholarships have been created in order for the University to recognise artist merit and support international students with their studies. The scholarships will be awarded by each MA Course Leader based upon your AUB application and submitted portfolio.

Financial Amount

Each scholarship awarded is worth £5,000 each. Students successfully awarded the International Excellence scholarship will have the award amount removed from their tuition fees.

No other discounts (i.e. early bird payment discount) or financial bursaries can be used in connection with this award.


To be eligible for consideration for an International Excellence Scholarship you must have completed and submitted your application and portfolio to AUB for one of the MA courses listed below by 1st June 2020 and be an overseas-fee paying student. You do not need to fill in any additional application forms or documents to be eligible for this scholarship.

If you are successful and selected to receive the scholarship, you will be notified of the decision by the end of June 2020.


If you have any questions or would like to talk further about your application or the scholarship, please contact us: international@aub.ac.uk

Early Payment Discount

Students who have been offered a place on a Masters programme and pay the full tuition fees by 1 August 2020 are eligible for a 10% discount. This would be £1,850 off the fees for the 12 month course. If you receive an offer after 1 August, you will need to pay your fees within five working days of the offer being made, to be eligible for the 10% discount.

Progression Discount

  • All BA Alumni will receive 20% discount on postgraduate fees. These students will also be eligible for the early payment discount (see example below).
  • PrepHE, Study Abroad and Exchange students will receive 10% on postgraduate fees.
  • Summer Course students will receive 10% discount on postgraduate fees.

Application of Discounts

If an applicant qualifies for two discounts, they are calculated on a reducing balance basis, as per the following example*:

Course fees: £10,000
Progression discount (20%): £2,000
Fee payable: £8,000
Early payment discount (10%): £800
Net fee payable: £7,200

*Note: the costs in this table are an example and not representative of actual fees.

Discounts for Academic Achievement/ Relevant Workplace Experience

  • All applicants who hold a 2.1 degree or equivalent will be eligible for a discount of 10% off the cost of the course.
  • Applicants from non-degree background or applicants applying with relevant/equivalent work experience will be eligible for a discount of 10% of the cost of the course.

*Note: Alumni are not eligible for all discounts but they can pay early and obtain the Early Payment Discount, as well as the Progression Discount.

AUB offers scholarships of up to £5000 for Master’s level study. In addition to this, tuition fee discounts related to early payment of fees are available for international students on all full-time courses (including Foundation and Undergraduate), contact us for further details.

A number of external scholarships are open to international students applying to Arts University Bournemouth for Master’s level courses. Please note that these scholarships are extremely competitive and require the demonstration of outstanding achievement in the field of the creative arts. Students interested in applying for external scholarships should contact the international office for further details.

If you are unsure whether you should be classed as an ‘Overseas’ or a ‘Home/EU’ student, please complete and return the fees assessment form. Further advice on fee status can also be found on the UKCISA website.