Most programs have the following application deadlines, but there are exceptions. Please be sure to confirm what your program deadlines are and whether the program is on a rolling admission cycle or not on specific program pages.

For rolling admissions programs, applications will be reviewed once all application materials have been received. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials have been received by the BU Study Abroad office. To ensure full consideration, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as some programs and internships have limited space and may fill up before the deadline. Submitting a complete application prior to the application deadline does not guarantee acceptance. Students can expect an admissions decision within three weeks of a completed application

Fall Semester &
Academic Year Programs
  • October 31: Applications open
  • March 15: Application deadline (for most programs)
Spring Semester Programs
  • April 1: Applications open
  • October 1: Application deadline (for most programs)
Summer Programs
  • October 31: Applications open
  • March 1: Application deadline (for most programs)

Exceptions to Rolling Admissions

For programs that are not on the rolling admissions cycle, decisions will not be made until after the application deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials have been received by the BU Study Abroad office, before the admission deadline.

Applicants will receive their decision via email.

 

BU Student Awaiting an Admissions Decision

If you are a BU student awaiting an admissions decision, you should register for on-campus courses as you normally would. If you are admitted to a program, BU Study Abroad will handle adjusting your registration and student account.

Fall semester applicants should also proceed with housing selection and deposit. If you are admitted to a BU Study Abroad program and accept the offer of admission, your housing deposit can be transferred to your required BU Study Abroad program deposit. Please refer to the BU Housing website for details about canceling a housing reservation.

Students who receive financial assistance should accept their financial aid package.