The deadline to apply to study abroad during Spring 2018 has been extended for many programs around the globe. Click here for full details.

Review of applications will begin according to this timetable.

Fall Semester &
Academic Year Programs
  • October 31: Applications open
  • February 15: Notification of admissions decisions begins (for most programs)
  • March 15: Application deadline (for most programs)
Spring Semester Programs
  • April 1: Applications open
  • September 1: Notification of admissions decisions begins (for most programs)
  • October 1: Application deadline (for most programs)
Summer Programs
  • October 31: Applications open
  • February 1: Notification of admissions decisions begins (for most programs)
  • March 1: Application deadline (for most programs)

Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Copenhagen Business School Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
China
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
France
  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Exchange, Paris
    • Academic Year: March 15
    • Fall Semester: March 15
    • Spring Semester: September 15
England
  • London College of General Studies Program in the Humanities
    • Summer Semester: December 1
      • You will be notified of your admissions status prior to the start of the spring semester.
  • London College of General Studies Program in the Natural Sciences
    • Summer Semester: December 1
      • You will be notified of your admissions status prior to the start of the spring semester.
  • London Graduate Mass Communication Program (Summer)
    • Summer Semester: February 15
  • Summer London Internship Program
    • Summer Semester: February 15
  • London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art
    • Fall Semester: January 26
Italy
  • Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS), Rome, Italy
    • Fall Semester: March 1
Japan
  • Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Keio University, Tokyo, Japan Exchange
    • Spring Semester (if space is available): September 15
Mexico
  • Tec de Monterrey Campus Monterrey
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Tec de Monterrey Campus Puebla
    • Spring Semester: September 15
Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • National University of Singapore Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Singapore Management University Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
South Korea
  • Seoul National University Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
Switzerland
  • Geneva Internship Program
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Geneva Physics Program
    • Spring Semester: September 15
Turkey
  • Bogaziçi University, Istanbul Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
  • Sabancı University, Istanbul Exchange
    • Spring Semester: September 15
USA
  • San Francisco Bay Area Internship Program
    • Summer Semester: November 10
  • Washington, DC Internship Program
    • Fall Semester: April 1
    • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Washington, DC Management Internship Program
    • Fall Semester: April 1
    • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Washington, DC Multimedia and Journalism Program
    • Fall Semester: April 1
    • Spring Semester: November 1

For the following programs, notification of admissions begins after the application deadline:

  • Bocconi University Exchange, Milan, Italy
  • Bogaziçi University Exchange, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Copenhagen Business School Exchange, Denmark
  • Dresden Engineering Program
  • Dresden Science Program
  • Ecuador Tropical Ecology Program
  • Geneva Internship Program (Spring only)
  • Geneva Physics Program
  • Ghana Global Health Program (Summer)
  • Grenoble Engineering Program
  • Grenoble Science Program
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University Exchange, China
  • Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Exchange, Paris, France
  • Keio University Exchange, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies Program, Japan
  • London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art
  • London College of General Studies Programs
  • London Graduate Mass Communication Program (Summer)
  • London Music Program with the Royal College of Music
  • London School of Education Program
  • Madrid Engineering Program
  • Madrid Science Program
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore Exchange
  • Quito School of Education Program
  • Sabanci University
  • Seoul National University Exchange, South Korea
  • Singapore Management University Exchange
  • Sydney School of Education Program
  • Sydney Sophomore Engineering Program
  • Tec de Monterrey Campus Monterrey
  • Tec de Monterrey Campus Puebla
  • Tec de Monterrey Exchange Program, Mexico
  • University of Copenhagen Exchange, Denmark

Applications will not be reviewed until all materials are on file, including the most recent transcript showing coursework completed prior to the application deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials have been received by the BU Study Abroad office.

Once the notification period begins, students with a complete application will receive an admission decision in two to four weeks. Applicants will be notified by email.

For competitive programs or tracks, BU Study Abroad may in some cases place applications on hold until a review of the full applicant pool is completed.

If you are a BU student awaiting an admissions decision, you should register for on-campus courses as you normally would do. If you are admitted to a program, BU Study Abroad will adjust your registration and student account accordingly. Fall semester applicants should also proceed with housing selection; you can later transfer your housing deposit to BU Study Abroad to account for the mandatory program deposit required of students who accept an offer of admission to a study abroad program. Please refer to the BU Housing website for details about canceling a housing reservation.