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Study Abroad at Bournemouth College

Why choose Bournemouth College?


This programme is aimed at students aged 16 - 18 years old who wish to study in an English college with British students for a full academic year.


Charming and eclectic, Bournemouth is one of the UK's foremost university towns, with students flocking from the UK and overseas alike to enjoy the balmy weather, miles of beach and excellent quality of life. The city is well-connected to the rest of the UK and Europe via railway and London is just 90 minutes away by train.

Bournemouth bustles with activity and events are organized year-round - regattas, rallies, tennis championships and surfing competitions, to name but a few. Fireworks light up the night sky every weekend and the city's public gardens are dotted with glowing candles.

The beaches, parks, open spaces and pedestrian centre make for a lively yet relaxed atmosphere, perfectly conducive to meeting people and enjoying your stay as well as making the most of your study abroad year.

Bournemouth College

Bournemouth College draws local and international students alike and offers a broad range of courses and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. The College is spread out over two campuses, one in Bournemouth (20 minutes' walk from the city centre) and one in Poole, the next town over.

School facilities include:

Activities and events during your stay

Bournemouth has a vibrant social scene, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The College organizes activities specifically for international students, including excursions to famous landmarks in the UK, international theme nights and different social and leisure events.

From the social activities organized throughout the year by the Students’ Union to the sports options available to help you pursue your interests or try something new, you are sure to enjoy many new experiences and make new friends.

Sports available include tennis, football, badminton, volleyball, tennis and ping-pong.

The Students' Union also organizes events all year round including fundraising campaigns. You can also choose to volunteer with local organizations.

Courses on offer

Choose from the 2 following courses:

A Level qualifications are recommended for students wishing to go on to further study at the university level.

You will choose three or four subjects from the following list: Biology, Business Studies, Financial Studies, Chemistry, Communications & Culture, English (Language and Literature), English Literature, Film Studies, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, Government and Politics, History, Information and Communication Technology, Italian, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Sociology or Spanish. You will have around four hours of classes per week in every subject, plus self-study and assignments.

Minimum language level required: B2 or IELTS 5.5

While the BTEC Level 3 Diploma also allows you to continue on to further study, these qualifications are also a great way to learn about a specific industry and, in some cases, get your foot in the door with a placement.

15 hours per week of your chosen course: Animal Care, Art & Design (Visual Arts), Business & Administration, Child Care & Education, Engineering, Horticulture, Hospitality and Food Information Technology, Media, Medical and Health Science, Music, Performing Arts, Public Services, Retail, Sports & Active Leisure, Travel & Tourism and more. Lessons will be a mixture of discussion, lectures, group and individual research, and practical activities.

Minimum language level required: B2 or IELTS 5.5

For a study abroad programme with ESL classes, visit our Chichester College.


Homestay (16+)

Single room, shared bathroom, half board Monday-Friday, full board at the weekend.

Travel time to Bournemouth College: Approx. 20-40 minutes

Practical Information:

When staying with a host family, both sides must work to communicate and establish a good relationship. Students should remember to respect the hosts' home and house rules. This will go a long way in maintaining a positive and respectful relationship with the family. Housing Services are available in Bournemouth to assist you with any questions or issues with your homestay during your stay.

A deposit is payable on arrival, refundable at the end of your stay provided no damages are incurred.

Residence accommodation (18+)

The student residence is located near the seafront and is ideal for meeting other international students.

Shared room, bathroom & toilet in each room


Facilities and services:

A safety deposit will be required upon arrival. It will be returned to you at the end of your stay if no evidence of damage has ben found.

Dates & Prices 2020 - 2021

Dates 2020 - 2021

The school year is split into three terms: Autumn Term, Spring Term and Summer Term, each with a half-term holiday.

School year: beginning of September 2020 - July 2021, 44 weeks (including holidays).

Exact term dates are not yet fixed in stone by the College. They will be confirmed once we receive your booking. The final academic calendar will be given to you before your departure.

Prices 2020 - 2021

These prices apply to EU citizens only

Academic year -

Includes course, room and board, registration fees, and taxes

School year (44 weeks, early Sept-earlyJuly)
Course and accomodation in family8995
Course and accomodation in residence, without board7995
Course and accomodation in residence, half board9695

Prices include:

Prices do not include:

Practical Information

Please note that only EU citizens may apply for this programme.

closing dates for enrolment :

Enrolment Procedures

Do you fit the criteria for participation? Think this high school abroad program is for you?

  1. Send us a registration form as soon as possible.

  2. You will then receive a pre-confirmation form and an application form to be completed. We will invite you to pay €90 in order to take a proficiency test and to provide us with your school results for the past 3 years. The interview fee is non-refundable and is deductible from the final cost if enrolment is confirmed.

  3. We will then invite you to come to our office in Brussels or Paris for the full interview. You must come to our office with the first part of the application form filled in.

  4. If the interview is successful, we will ask you to pay a deposit (25% of the total amount, minimum €1,500) and to send us the relevant documents completed. This includes recommendation letters from your teachers, your medical history and other information needed to process your booking. As soon as we recieve all the documents and the deposit, we will send the application file to our partner.

  5. The final decision belongs to the college after examination of your application form and an interview by phone. You will be accepted to your chosen courses according to the availabilities, your level of English, your previous academic background (the College requires good marks in the desired subjects) and the enrolment dates.

Your application is officially confirmed as soon as you receive the letter of acceptance from the College

Travel dates

Your exact arrival and departure dates will be sent out once Bournemouth College has confirmed admission.

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.


Medical/accident/repatriation insurance and public liability insurance is strongly advised for this type of programme.

Easy Languages offer you a complete insurance package specially adapted for youngsters travelling abroad. Please see Insurance and guarantees

Visa Information

EU citizens do not require a visa for this course.