Tuition

The department of World Languages & Literature offers merit scholarships to our MFA in Literary Translation applicants based upon the strength of each applicant’s credentials. All admitted domestic and international applicants are considered for scholarship of up to 50% of full-time tuition and will be notified of the scholarship offer in the admission letter.

Students applying to work in Chinese are eligible for additional funding from the Han Suyin Graduate Scholarship Fund.

Students applying to work in Arabic are strongly encouraged to apply for FLAS Fellowship support from the African Studies Center; further information is available here. Please note that eligibility for consideration for FLAS fellowships is limited to US citizens and permanent residents.

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Financial Aid Office, located at 705 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 112, is a resource for current and prospective GRS students and can provide assistance with scholarship and federal loan processing. Students are welcome to contact GRS with any questions regarding tuition or financial aid at grsaid@bu.edu or (617) 353-2696.

Full Tuition & Fees per semester (2023-24) (before the 50%-off scholarship)

Full-time Students (12-18 Credits/Semester)
Tuition (per year)                               $63,798
Fees (Student Services
Health & Wellness)                                 $914

Part-time Students (Fewer Than 12 Credits/Semester)
Tuition (per credit)                             $1994
Student Service Fee (per semester)    $60

Information about health insurance cost can be found here.