1 – Right Top: English Proficiency

English Proficiency & Skills

BU requires English proficiency for admission. We provide reading, writing, and conversation resources to help you meet our high language skill standards and get to know your American peers.

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2 – Right Middle: Visa Info

Getting Your Visa

To make getting your visa to study in the US easier, read our quick guide and visit the ISSO's website if you need help.

3 – Right Bottom: Adapting to Life at BU

Adapting to Life at BU

At Boston University, we understand the challenges of joining a new community. In an effort to make your transition easier, Global Programs created the International Student & Scholar Hub. From academics to housing, we have all the resources you need in one spot.

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5 – 4, bottom center: Housing

Where to Live

You'll find a variety of living options on campus or very close by. Many undergraduates live in our residence halls, including year-round housing options, while graduate students can apply to live in on-campus apartments or in a nearby neighborhood.


7 – Bottom Left: Admission Info

Admissions Information

Students seeking baccalaureate degrees can apply through undergraduate admissions. We also welcome transfer applicants from other universities.

Graduate students apply directly through a specific school or college.

8 – Middle top – Financial Aid

Tuition, Scholarships & Fellowships

BU offers international students a limited number of undergraduate scholarships. Scholarship opportunities for graduate students vary by school. See Smart Money 101 for financial management resources.