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Study in Boston

All the information you need about studying in Boston as an international student.

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Why study in Boston?

Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the US. It’s located close to some of the best, and most prestigious universities in the world, and is a renowned hub for academia.

Boston is steeped in American history, and is a city of contrasts – from the Boston National Historical Park and the Freedom Trail to the Institute of Contemporary Art and a thriving punk rock scene, there is something in Boston to suite the most eclectic of tastes.

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Universities in Boston

The city of Boston is home to more than 30 colleges and universities, and is within minutes of Cambridge where you’ll find Harvard University and MIT. As a result, Boston has a vibrant student population, with plenty of great social and sporting attractions for international students.

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How to study in Boston

To study in Boston, you’ll need to apply to each university you’d like to attend, and meet their entry requirements. As a general rule, you’ll need to have at least completed secondary education in your home country, but what each university will have their own admission requirements and accepted grades.

You’ll need to complete an application form for the university, and submit this with any paperwork requested together with a personal statement and references if applicable.

What to study in Boston

Being at the heart of one the biggest education centers in the US, there’s a vast range of programs and subjects you can choose to study in Boston.

The institutions in the Boston area lead the world in terms of research and scientific discovery. There are particularly strong programs in technology and science, as well as having highly ranked liberal arts universities. Whatever your area of study, you’ll find a program and university to suit you in Boston.

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Cost to study in Boston

Tuition fees in Boston and the wider state of Massachusetts are higher than the average in the US, and can cost between $20,000 and $50,000 per year depending on the university.

Living costs in Boston are also considered high, but are cheaper than other cities like New York. How much you spend on accommodation will depend on whether you live in halls or rent privately, and the area you live in. Living in university accommodation is usually much cheaper.

Key facts of Boston

  • 73/29°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 685,000 Population
  • US Country
  • 35 Universities