International Students

No financial or visa documentation is required for the application for admission. International applicants who have been accepted to the program will be required to submit documentation to the Graduate Admissions Office in order to initiate the I-20 process.

Accepted international students who require a student visa will receive information on the documentation required for BU to process an I-20 form, the form the student will take to the embassy in order to request a visa. Once Admissions has received all required documentation, it typically takes about one month for all processing to occur and for an I-20 to be sent via FedEx to the student.

Visa application and processing times will then vary by country. Students should contact their nearest embassy for information on visa application procedures.

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) have its own website at which you will find the answers to most of your questions: http://www.bu.edu/isso/.