International Students

You’ve paid your deposit and bought your plane ticket. Now comes the hard part: waiting for the beginning of the semester. Beginning your University studies in the U.S. is a significant life change, and you may have a lot of questions.

Don’t worry; all the details will be thoroughly covered at the University Orientation for international students. In the meantime, we’ve put together a glimpse of what Boston University has to offer you. Take some time, view our videos, and prepare for a new, exciting chapter in your life.

If at any time you have questions about any aspect of your transition to Boston University, we are here to help you. Do not hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at

To learn more about attending BU, please visit our International Students page.


You worked hard to earn your place here and have chosen to earn your undergraduate degree at one of the top-ranked universities in the world. Discover some of the inspiring classes and professors you have to look forward to.

The Immigration Process

The International Students & Scholars Office has provided comprehensive advice on how to make the immigration process as seamless as possible.

Preparing to Attend Boston University

Don’t forget to complete these important steps before you attend University Orientation.

Student Services

New students need support, and Boston University is here to help you in every way.

Living in Boston

With so many international students living and studying in the city of Boston, you’ll feel right at home here. Do you think you’d want to live on campus year-round? That’s an option, too.

Life as a Terrier