International Applicants

All international students must submit an application and required accompanying documents (please see specific program requirements). In addition, students must complete the International Student Data Form. This form is included with the on-line application. Please note that the International Student Data Form does not take the place of the application for admission. International students must submit both the International Student Data Form and the application for admission.

English Proficiency Requirement

International students may satisfy the English proficiency requirment in one of two ways.

1.) By completing a degree and submitting an official transcript from an institution in which English was the language of instruction before the time of enrollment at BU.

2.) Submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets or exceeds the minimum requirement.


Applicants must meet the minimum score requirement in EACH subject area:

  • Writing: 22
  • Speaking: 23
  • Reading: 21
  • Listening: 18


The IELTS  minimum score is 7.0.

The BU College of Fine Arts TOEFL code is 3082.  Scores are due by the application deadline of February 3.

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