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 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

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

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

  • 2017 Summer Session 1: April 7, 2017
  • 2017 Summer Session 2: May 19, 2017

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 $7,807 $15,614 Standard double-occupancy dormitory-style room.
University Fees $837 $1,396 Includes Student Services Fee, Orientation Fee, Community Service Fee, and Health & Wellness Fee.
Books & Supplies $525 $1,050 Estimated expenses (not payable to BU).
Incidentals $1,902 $3,803 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 $11,831 $23,978 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 $7,807 $15,614 Average cost of off-campus room and board.
University Fees $373 $436 Includes Student Services Fee and Health & Wellness Fee.
Books & Supplies $657 $1,314 Estimated expenses (not payable to BU).
Incidentals $2,189 $4,379 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 $11,786 $23,858 Does not include tuition.

Summer Term: 2017 Estimated Living Expenses*

Expense 6 weeks (one session) 12 weeks (both sessions) Notes
Room & Board $2,498 $4,996 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 $232 $458 BU’s medical insurance plan is recommended; insurance rates are subject to change.
Total Estimated Living Expenses $3,890 $7,274 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

  • Spring 2017: January 13-January 17, 2017
  • Fall 2017: August 30-September 1, 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

  • Spring 2017: January 19 & 20, 2017
  • Fall 2017: September 5 & 8, 2017 (Tentative)

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, 2017: May 22 & 23, 2017 (two sessions offered)
  • Session 2, 2017: July 3, 2017