About BU

Boston University (BU) — private non-profit university. It is located in Boston, United States. BU is working closely with Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). Sport affiliations and memberships National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The university is one of the top-110 universities in the world. BU is on top of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the United States. The educational institution is in the top-60 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

BU does research in different fields of study and invites students to bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Boston, United States
Establishment year
International students
Female students
Acceptance rate

Place in ratings

Rating QS
Rating in the USA
Rating THE

BU tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at BU is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. The cost of study at BU is the same for locals and foreigners — from 22,410 USD per year. The university offers scholarships and financial aid to some students. Scholarships are available to both locals and foreigners. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.

Academic calendar
Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
Bachelorcitizens and foreigners
58,544 USD/year
Mastercitizens and foreigners
22,410 USD/year

Additional costs

In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Room and board
on campus
16,640 USD/year
off campus
16,640 USD/year
Other expensestransport, personal expenses, university fees
on campus
1,950 USD/year
off campus
1,950 USD/year

Bachelor degree at BU

Before applying, you need to pass the IELTS or TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score is 7. The TOEFL score is not lower than 90. A subject exam is required. The university relies on the ACT or SAT results.


Master's degree at BU

The academic performance of a student in an undergraduate program plays an important role in the selection of candidates. It is impossible to enter BU for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 84. IELTS — 6.5 or higher. There is an opportunity for admission to online master's programs at BU.


Doctorate degree at BU

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS or TOEFL. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 100 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 7. BU is inviting students for online PhD programs.


BU campus

The campus of BU is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. Not only locals study at BU, but also students from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the culture of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type

What to do after graduation

After graduation, students are allowed to stay in United States for a year. During this time, graduates can find a job and change their student visa to a work one. Graduates of BU are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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