International Applicants

Welcome to Boston University, one of the world’s great academic and research centers. We are an international community of students and scholars where a great adventure awaits you.

At BU, you’ll join one of the largest populations of international students in the city of Boston. And what you can study is as diverse as our student body; we offer more than 250 programs of study.

Our students come from nearly 100 countries. Our faculty is international too, with Nobel Prize winners, renowned scholars and professionals at the top of their fields. They work alongside undergraduate students in our outstanding research facilities and are committed to their roles as educators.

BU students are active and involved. Beyond the classrooms and labs, they participate in nearly 500 student organizations, including 55 cultural groups.

But your experience is by no means limited to the BU campus. We’re located in the heart of the city of Boston, long recognized as a hub for business, medicine, science and technology and academic opportunities. Rich in culture and history, alive with the arts and entertainment and easily accessible from campus, Boston is an ideal setting for our University and a welcoming home for our international students.

Thank you for your interest in applying to BU.

Questions? Contact us at or 617-353-4492.

Applying for a graduate program?

International students interested in applying for admission to one of Boston University’s graduate programs should visit the Graduate Admissions Office in the school or college they are interested in attending.

For additional information about student life, careers, diversity, academics, and more, please visit our International Students page.