International Students

Getting started

International student can start out by registering for BU First Class, a free online noncredit pre-arrival course designed to prepare incoming international students for their transition to the BU classroom and community.

International students should begin the student visa process as soon as possible. Admitted international students can expect to receive an email from the Graduate Admissions Office with details regarding starting this process. Learn more about obtaining your visa.

Key Offices

Refer to these resources for a broad range of international student needs.