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: 7.0 (of the four sub-scores, no more
      than two may be lower than 7, and none may be lower than a 6.5)
  • Suggested academic standing: 85 percentile or higher
  • It is recommended that students complete at least one full academic year at the undergraduate level prior to applying to MET International
  • Students must complete an online application and submit supplemental documents (students should contact their home institutions for application instructions)

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2017 semester: October 1, 2016
  • Fall 2017 semester: April 15, 2017

Requirements

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
    • TOEFL iBT: 84 (W22/S23/L18/R21)
    • IELTS score: 7.0 (of the four sub-scores, no more
      than two may be lower than 7, and none may be lower than a 6.5)
  • Suggested academic standing: 85 percentile or higher
  • Completion of 240 ECTS credits, or the equivalent, prior to the start of a MET International certificate
  • Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and be enrolled in a graduate-level program
  • Students must complete an online application and submit supplemental documents (students should contact their home institutions for application instructions)

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2017 semester: October 1, 2016
  • Fall 2017 semester: April 15, 2017

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)
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores are not required for most undergraduate-level courses, but most academic programs expect students to have English proficiency levels equivalent to*:
    • 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

*Exceptions apply. Students should inquire with STpartnr@bu.edu.

Application Deadlines

  • 2016 Summer Session 1: April 1, 2016
  • 2016 Summer Session 2: May 15, 2016

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: 2016–2017 Estimated Living Expenses*

Expense 1 semester (4 months) 2 semesters (9 months) Notes
Room & Board $7,435 $14,870 Standard double-occupancy dormitory-style room.
University Fees $797 $1,329 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 $1,811 $3,622 Includes transportation and personal expenses (not payable to BU).
Medical Insurance $736 $2,042 BU’s medical insurance plan is recommended; insurance rates are subject to change.
Total Estimated Living Expenses $11,279 $22,863 Does not include tuition.

Graduate Certificate Program: 2016–2017 Estimated Living Expenses*

Expense Fall or Spring semester (4 months) Advanced Certificate (9 months) Notes
Room & Board $7,435 $14,870 Average cost of off-campus room and board.
University Fees $355 $415 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 $736 $2,042 BU’s medical insurance plan is recommended; insurance rates are subject to change.
Total Estimated Living Expenses $11,237 $22,748 Does not include tuition.

Summer Term: 2016 Estimated Living Expenses*

Expense 6 weeks (one session) 12 weeks (both sessions) Notes
Room & Board $2,431 $4,862 Average cost of on-campus room and board.
University Fees $60 $120 Some courses carry additional lab or technology fees.
Books & Supplies $375 $746 Estimated expenses (not payable to BU).
Incidentals $1,166 $2,331 Includes transportation and personal expenses (not payable to BU).
Medical Insurance $304 $532 BU’s medical insurance plan is recommended; insurance rates are subject to change.
Total Estimated Living Expenses $4,336 $8,591 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 2016: August 31-September 4, 2016
  • Spring 2017: January 13-January 15, 2017

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 2016: September 6 & 9, 2016
  • Spring 2017: January 19 & 20, 2017

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, 2016: May 23 & 24, 2016 (two sessions offered)
  • Session 2, 2016: July 5, 2016