Emergency BU Alert Boston University's Charles River and Medical Center Campuses will be closing today, Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM and will be closed all day Tuesday, January 27, 2015. All normal academic and administrative activities (e.g. classes, seminars and meetings) that are scheduled to take place after 5:00 PM on Monday are cancelled. When classes resume, they will resume on the regular class schedule. Whether or how classes are to be made up is at the discretion of the faculty member. For detailed information about the Boston University Medical campus, please go to http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm Please note: Employees in essential services must report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, University Police, Public Safety, Emergency Patient Treatment, Facilities Management and Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, University Dining Services, Mail Services, Student Health Services and the University Switchboard. For the very latest information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/today

1 – Right Top: English Proficiency

English Proficiency & Skills

BU requires English proficiency for admission. We provide reading, writing, and conversation resources to help you meet our high language skill standards and get to know your American peers.

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2 – Right Middle: Visa Info

Getting Your Visa

To make getting your visa to study in the US easier, read our quick guide and visit the ISSO's website if you need help.

3 – Right Bottom: Living in Boston

Exploring Boston

One of the great cities in the US, Boston is rich in history, culture, and a wide variety of activities to try. Start your Boston experience by visiting some famous landmarks or wandering through the neighborhoods near BU.

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5 – 4, bottom center: Housing

Where to Live

You'll find a variety of living options on campus or very close by. Many undergraduates live in our residence halls, including year-round housing options, while graduate students can apply to live in on-campus apartments or in a nearby neighborhood.


7 – Bottom Left: Admission Info

Admissions Information

Students seeking baccalaureate degrees can apply through undergraduate admissions. We also welcome transfer applicants from other universities.

Graduate students apply directly through a specific school or college.

8 – Middle top – Financial Aid

Tuition, Scholarships & Fellowships

BU offers international students a limited number of undergraduate scholarships. Scholarship opportunities for graduate students vary by school. See Smart Money 101 for financial management resources.