Admissions

All students seeking admission to MET International study abroad opportunities must currently be enrolled at an approved institutional partner of Metropolitan College and have a clean disciplinary record. For information about how to apply, please visit the international office at your home institution. Students must meet all requirements of their home institutions before completing an application to a MET International study abroad experience.

Requirements

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
    • TOEFL iBT: 84 (W22/S23/L18/R21)
    • IELTS score: 6.5 (of the four sub-scores, none may be lower than 6.5)
  • Suggested academic grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have a completed minimum of one (1) year of undergraduate university studies prior to studying in Boston
  • Students must complete an online application and submit supplemental documents (students should contact their home institutions for application instructions)

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2018 semester: October 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018 semester: April 15, 2018

Requirements

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
    • TOEFL iBT: 84 (W22/S23/L18/R21)
    • IELTS score: 6.5 (of the four sub-scores, none may be lower than 6.5)
  • Suggested academic grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; completion of 240 ECTS credits
  • Be matriculated in graduate-level programming and have completed at least one semester of graduate coursework prior to studying in Boston
  • Students must complete an online application and submit supplemental documents (students should contact their home institutions for application instructions)

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2018 semester: October 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018 semester: April 15, 2018

Summer Term has an open enrollment policy, and international students may request a student visa by registering for 8 credits in one 6-week session (typically 2 courses) or 12–16 credits over both sessions (3–4 courses).

Requirements

  • Online Enrollment Form and supplemental documents (students should contact home institution for enrollment webpage)
  • In order to be enrolled in summer classes, you will need to show evidence of proficiency in English. Please work with the international office at your home university or your advising agent to present them with evidence of proficiency which meets the required levels listed below:
    • 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT)
    • 84 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
    • 7 on the IELTS
  • In order to register for a graduate-level course, students must provide an academic transcript and a copy of a recent TOEFL/IELTS score (unofficial copies accepted):
    • 84 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
    • 7 on the IELTS

Students should direct inquiries about Summer Term enrollment to STpartnr@bu.edu.

Application Deadlines

  • 2018 Summer Session 1: April 6, 2018
  • 2018 Summer Session 2: May 18, 2018

Once accepted into a course of study, MET International coordinates with students and their home institutions to assist in the visa application process.

The MET International office works with the Boston University International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) to issue I-20 documents to admitted students. Once students receive an I-20, they can make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to request a student visa. To obtain more information on a visa appointment, students should contact their home institution.

This process takes time, and the MET International office encourages all international students to submit their applications and visa documentation as early as possible. MET International cannot affect the outcome of any visa application.

The following tables contain estimated living expenses for MET International semester and summer programs. Students should contact the study abroad advisor at their home institution for tuition charges.

Undergraduate Semester Program: 2017–2018 Estimated Living Expenses*

Expense 1 semester (4 months) 2 semesters (9 months) Notes
Room & Board $7,635 $15,270 Standard double-occupancy dormitory-style room.
University Fees $841 $1,392 Includes Student Services Fee, Orientation Fee, Community Service Fee, and Health & Wellness Fee.
Books & Supplies $500 $1,000 Estimated expenses (not payable to BU).
Incidentals $1,799 $3,598 Includes transportation and personal expenses (not payable to BU).
Medical Insurance $760 $2,115 BU’s medical insurance plan is recommended; insurance rates are subject to change.
Total Estimated Living Expenses $11,535 $23,375 Does not include tuition.

Graduate Certificate Program: 2017–2018 Estimated Living Expenses*

Expense Fall or Spring semester (4 months) Advanced Certificate (9 months) Notes
Room & Board $7,635 $15,270 Average cost of off-campus room and board.
University Fees $368 $428 Includes Student Services Fee and Health & Wellness Fee.
Books & Supplies $626 $1,251 Estimated expenses (not payable to BU).
Incidentals $2,085 $4,170 Includes transportation and personal expenses (not payable to BU).
Medical Insurance $760 $2,115 BU’s medical insurance plan is recommended; insurance rates are subject to change.
Total Estimated Living Expenses $11,474 $23,234 Does not include tuition.

Summer Term: 2018 Estimated Living Expenses*

Expense 6 weeks (one session) 12 weeks (both sessions) Notes
Room & Board $2,568 $5,136 Average cost of on-campus room and board.
University Fees $60 $120 Some courses carry additional lab or technology fees.
Books & Supplies $400 $600 Estimated expenses (not payable to BU).
Incidentals $700 $1,100 Includes transportation and personal expenses (not payable to BU).
Medical Insurance $238 $499 BU’s medical insurance plan is recommended; insurance rates are subject to change.
Total Estimated Living Expenses $3,966 $7,455 Does not include tuition.

*All prices are subject to change and quoted in U.S. dollars.

Orientation programs are offered for all students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and Summer Term programs through MET International. During Orientation, students meet their classmates, as well as MET International staff and Boston University faculty. Students will have plenty of opportunities to ask—and get answers to—questions they may have.

Undergraduate Student Orientation

Undergraduate students participate in Boston University’s Orientation, which provides an introduction to University resources along with an overview of program expectations. MET International registers incoming students for BU Orientation. For more information about orientation, visit the BU Orientation website.

Undergraduate Orientation Dates

  • Fall 2017: August 30-September 1, 2017
  • Spring 2018: January 12-January 17, 2018

Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate students participate in a mandatory program meeting followed by the Metropolitan College orientation, which provides an introduction to University resources along with an overview of program expectations.

Graduate Orientation Dates

  • Fall 2017: September 5 & 7, 2017
  • Spring 2018: January 17 & 19, 2018

Summer Term Orientation

All international students in Summer Term should attend one of the orientation sessions. You will learn about University resources such as the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO), Student Health Services, and the Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec) facilities and membership, and meet other international students at a reception following each orientation session.

Summer Term Orientation Dates

  • Session 1, 2018: May 21 & 22, 2018 (two sessions offered)
  • Session 2, 2018: July 2, 2018