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Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)

If your TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test score is below the required minimum, it is possible that you can still be admitted to BU by attaining the minimum score before classes begin. You may choose to come to campus early and enroll in intensive English courses at our BU Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP). Once you’ve achieved proficiency in English, you can continue your studies at BU.


Copy of Data Page of Passport

All international students must supply a photocopy of the photo/data page of their current, valid passport. This can be uploaded via the Common or Coalition Application, uploaded to the MyBU Portal under the “Application Status” page, or faxed to 617-353-5334. PDF is our required file format.


Merit Scholarships

First-Year international students are eligible to apply for the Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, and Alumni & Friends Scholarships.

Alumni & Friends Scholarships

A select number of awards are made to first-year students from a variety of geographic regions and academic interests. These awards have been made possible by the generosity and commitment to international education by distinguished alumni and friends of the University community.

  • Annual Value: $10,000 to the full cost of attendance
  • Priority Deadline: December 1
  • Number of Awards: 5 to 15

Please note that Boston University does not offer need-based financial assistance to international students.

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