How to Pay

Boston University offers a variety of payment options for those attending the Research Internship in Science & Engineering program. You will need your Boston University ID number to pay. We will email you your BU ID number within two weeks of our receipt of your Letter of Intent and Registration Form.

Electronic Payment

If paying by credit card, please go to

Payment by Check

If you are not able to complete payment online or prefer to pay by check, make out your check to “Boston University." Please write the student's name, BU ID number, and "RISE" in the memo line and mail to:

Boston University Summer Term
Research Internship in Science & Engineering Program
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B05
Boston, MA 02215

Wire Transfers

Boston University offers two options for international payments of a student account balance: peerTransfer and Western Union Business Solutions. These vendors both provide a tailored interface for international payments to BU. Use of either of these services will generally result in a lower exchange rate and/or total transaction cost for the student than payment by bank wire. In addition, since the information collected from the student through these vendor interfaces, including the student’s BU account number, is transmitted electronically to BU along with payment, use of either of these vendors will allow for faster crediting of payments to the correct student account.

Following are links to these vendors' web pages:

Note: Application fees and the initial deposit are non-refundable. No refund or reduction in tuition or service fees will be made for a student who arrives to the program late, leaves the program early, or is dismissed from the program due to a violation of the program guidelines.