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1. I applied for a course before Christmas and have not had a reply, what should I do?

We know how anxious this time of year can be, so we try as best we can to respond to applicants within 2-3 weeks of receiving your application from UCAS.  If you submitted your application before the 15 January deadline, Universities have until 8 May 2014 to respond.  Once you have been for an interview, it may take a little while for the admissions team to get back to you, so we do ask you to be as patient as you can.  Some teams like to wait until all interviews have been conducted, whilst some will make offers in small batches. 

If you’ve missed something out of your UCAS application or made a mistake, don’t panic! Just send us an email at with the details, remember to include your full name, the title of the course you have applied to study and your UCAS ID number. We’ll forward it on to the relevant course administrator (the person who will be reviewing your application) and they’ll contact you when they’ve made a decision.

If you’re unsure, or would like an update, you are always more than welcome to contact us at or telephone 01202 961 916.

We will be receiving A LOT of applications this month, so please bear with us while we look through them all.

2. Is it too late to apply for a course?

The majority of our courses are still accepting late and UCAS Extra applications for September 2014, use our course search to check the course you are interested in.  If you would like to apply as a late applicant then please submit your application via UCAS by the 30 June 2014. 

UCAS Extra will be available from the 25 February and applications need to be submitted by the 2 July 2014.

All the important deadlines can be accessed on the UCAS website here.

3.    Can we have a look at the accommodation facilities when attending an Open/Invite Applicant Day?

As part of the campus tour, there will be the opportunity to see where the halls of residence (Lansdowne Campus) and student village (Talbot Campus) are located, however, due to security reasons we are unable to permit access to student’s living quarters.  Please feel free to click here for a video link, where this will show you inside BU accommodation facilities.

4.            My application has been unsuccessful, but would like some feedback, what should I do?

We’re sorry to hear that your application has been unsuccessful. To obtain detailed feedback, applicants will need to email the askBU team with your details, remember to include your full name, the title of the course you had applied for, together with your UCAS ID number and we will ask the admissions team (that process the applications) to email you directly.

5.            I am in the 2nd year of study at another University and would like to transfer to your University, what should I do? 

We may consider transfers from other universities. Acceptance of an applicant depends on whether we have a place in the requested year of entry and if the course modules you have already covered at your current Higher Education Institution are compatible with what we offer on our course.

Nursing transfers are quite limited due to the fact that we have a set number of placements available, and if the required number of students stay on into year two, this means we have no spare placements available. Please note we cannot consider 2nd year transfers onto the Adult Nursing course this September.

Unfortunately, you would not be able to transfer during term time. Should you wish to transfer, you would have to complete your current year at your current university, with the possibility of starting at Bournemouth University next September.

In order for the admissions team to assess your eligibility to transfer, please complete a formal application through UCAS and select your preferred year of entry.

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