International Students

Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) welcomes students from around the world—and values the diverse cultural perspectives that international students bring to the learning environment on campus or online.

As a university with a worldwide reputation for scholarly contribution and research, BU’s students, scholars, and faculty come from more than 140 countries. Our international student population—which is among the largest in the U.S.—comes from a wide variety of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Stroll through our home campus, and you’ll hear countless languages and dialects.

Engaging with people, ideas, and pressing issues that impact the world has always been vital to the mission of the University and MET. Simply put, global engagement is in our DNA. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Boston University wishes to underscore its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

International students may enroll in a wide variety of degree or certificate programs at MET. To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Review and select a program

    Choose from our list of programs available to international students who want to study in Boston.

  2. Review admissions requirements

    Check to make sure you fulfill all the requirements to attend Boston University’s Metropolitan College.

  3. Start your application

    Find everything you need to start the application process online now.