Depending on your program of study, you may be able to apply for on-campus housing at BU. The information below provides information about both on-campus and off-campus housing opportunities for MET International study abroad students.
How Do I Apply For On-Campus Housing?
MET International provides on-campus housing based on availability. Upon being admitted, undergraduate students will receive an electronic Welcome Packet with instructions in the “Forms” section for how to apply for on-campus housing.
On-campus housing is limited and not guaranteed; accommodation is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students typically live in double-occupancy dormitory-style rooms. Please note that there is limited housing available on campus, and that on-campus housing is not guaranteed.
Undergraduate students are also welcome to live off-campus, and should explore the “How Do I Find Off-Campus Housing?”section below to learn more about those opportunities.
How Do I Find Off-Campus Housing?
MET International does not provide on-campus housing to graduate students. However, the Boston University Real Estate office leases, manages, and maintains residential apartments for graduate students.
Find more information on the BU Real Estate website and explore the “Resources for Off-Campus Housing” section below to learn more about other off-campus accommodation opportunities.
Resources for Off-Campus Housing
Boston University is conveniently located in the heart of Boston, and numerous off-campus housing options* are available in the neighborhoods surrounding campus. The subway (known locally as the “T”) and buses operate along Commonwealth Avenue, the main thoroughfare on campus, making it easy to get around town.
Students can search off-campus housing listings to find a roommate, connect with BU students who are subletting an apartment, or advertise a sublet as follows:
- Visit the BU Off-Campus Housing website
- Go to “Sign Up”, and then “Guests”
- Follow instructions on how to create an account to search the listings
In addition, we recommend following BU Off-Campus Housing on Facebook and taking a look at these other resources:
*Boston University does not inspect, endorse, or recommend any specific off-campus housing options.
How Do I Sign Up For On-Campus Dining?
BU’s Dining Services have placed the University in the top 10 Best Colleges for Food in America. BU offers an enormous variety of dining choices every day, including kosher dining, a Halal Meal program, all-you-can-eat dining halls, retail outlets including Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Subway, and even a Late Night Kitchen and BU Pub. Once admitted students can sign up for the dining plan of their choice on the MyBU Student Portal.
BU offers a variety of dining plans designed to fit students’ schedules, whether they live on or off campus. Additionally, students can add Convenience Points onto their accounts. Convenience Points may be used like cash to buy additional meals or to dine at any of the on-campus locations on an à la carte basis. Convenience Points are also accepted at City Convenience stores, Barnes & Noble at Boston University, most on-campus vending machines, and laundry machines in larger residences.