More than a university—a global community.

 

International students are an integral part of our diverse and inclusive community. In fact, they make up to 19% of our undergraduate population. And with our campus located in the heart of Boston—you will be going to college in one of the most culturally rich and historic cities in America.

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When to Apply

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, however, we do recommend following these application guidelines to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.

Application Information

Please refer to the following information as you prepare to submit your application requirements.

Visa Information

Learn more about sponsorship information and visa compliance requirements.

English Language Proficiency

We require all non-native English speakers to take and pass one of several available proficiency exams. 

 

What else do I need to know?

The documents you must submit with your application for admission vary depending on your current situation. Select the option below that matches your current situation for complete requirements.​​

 

United States (U.S.) Citizen

If you are a citizen of the United States, you do not need to provide any additional documentation.

To get started, review our admissions requirements:

Permanent U.S. resident card holder

If you are a permanent resident card holder of the United States, you do not need to provide any additional documentation.

To get started, review our admissions requirements:

Wishing to study full-time in the U.S. on a student visa

If you wish to come to the U.S. to study full-time on an F-1 visa you must submit the following: 

  • An application for bachelor's completion or graduate admission
  • A completed and submitted I-20 request form via myOGS. Please read about visa details and instructions.
  • Please note the myOGS e-form will require you to upload scanned copies of the identity page of your passport, financial documentation indicating availability of funds equal to or exceeding the amount needed to attend Northeastern and pay for living expenses for at least a full academic year (and dated within 9 months of your desired start date), an affidavit of support if you are not using family funds, and a completed transfer-in form
    • All submitted financial documents must be written in English with amounts listed in U.S. dollars. (If funds on the bank statement are not in U.S. dollars, please attach a currency conversion from an online calculator such as http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter)
    • The name of the account holder on any bank documents must be in English
    • If you are receiving government sponsorship, please provide a financial guarantee letter that has your name, major, and the covered terms

View a list of our programs that meet international student visa requirements.

The following programs have different admissions requirements. Visit the program page to learn how to apply:

Currently attending a U.S. institution on a student visa

If you wish to come to the U.S. to study full-time on an F-1 visa you must submit the following: 

  • An application for bachelor's completion or graduate admission
  • A completed and submitted I-20 request form via myOGS. Please read about visa details and instructions.
  • Please note the myOGS e-form will require you to upload scanned copies of the identity page of your passport, financial documentation indicating availability of funds equal to or exceeding the amount needed to attend Northeastern and pay for living expenses for at least a full academic year (and dated within 9 months of your desired start date), an affidavit of support if you are not using family funds, and a completed transfer-in form
    • All submitted financial documents must be written in English with amounts listed in U.S. dollars. (If funds on the bank statement are not in U.S. dollars, please attach a currency conversion from an online calculator such as http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter)
    • The name of the account holder on any bank documents must be in English
    • If you are receiving government sponsorship, please provide a financial guarantee letter that has your name, major, and the covered terms

View a list of our programs that meet international student visa requirements.

The following program has different admissions requirements. Visit the program page to learn how to apply:

In the U.S. on a tourist visa

If you are currently in the U.S. on a tourist visa, you cannot take classes at the College of Professional Studies. If you wish to change to an F1 visa, you must leave the U.S. and apply for a new visa from outside of the United States.

In the U.S. on a visa permitting full/part-time study

If you currently have a visa of nonimmigrant status (e.g., L-2, J-2, H1B, etc.), you must submit the following:

  • Application for bachelor's completion or graduate admission
  • myOGS Dataform
    • Please note the myOGS e-form will require you to upload scanned copies of the identity page of your passport, current visa, and I-94 information.

*Note: If you are not planning to change to F-1 status, we strongly advise you refer to an immigration attorney to help determine if your current visa allows you to engage in a full-time course of study in the U.S. and gives you eligibility to work in the U.S., including participation in co-op or other forms of experiential learning that may be required by your academic program.

In the U.S. on visa not permitting full/part-time study

If you currently have a visa of non-immigrant status that does not allow for full- or part-time study, you must travel and apply for an F-1 visa OR apply for a Change of Status with USCIS before starting your program.

You must submit the following:

  • An application for bachelor's completion or graduate admission
  • A completed and submitted I-20 request form via myOGS: details and instructions can be found here
  • Please note the myOGS e-form will require you to upload scanned copies of the identity page of your passport, current visa, and I-94 information
    • All submitted financial documents must be written in English with amounts listed in U.S. dollars. (If funds on the bank statement are not in U.S. dollars, please attach a currency conversion from an online calculator such as http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter )
    • The name of the account holder on any bank documents must be in English
    • If you are receiving government sponsorship, please provide a financial guarantee letter that has your name, major, and the covered terms

View a list of our programs that meet international student visa requirements.

The following program has different admissions requirements. Visit the program page to learn how to apply:

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Connected community. Unprecedented support from the staff and faculty. Unparalleled academics. All of this is in store for you at Northeastern. We are a group of passionate scholars, visionaries, and explorers who don’t fit into any mold because like you—we chart our own path. Take the next steps to start living your future today.

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Next Term Start Dates

Undergraduate 

  • Summer Second-Half Semester: July 2, 2018 (7.5-week session)
  • Full Fall Semester: September 4, 2018 (15-week session)
  • Fall First-Half Semester: September 4, 2018 (7.5-week session)

Graduate 

  • Full Summer Quarter: Week of July 9, 2018 (8-week session)
  • Summer First-Half Quarter: Week of July 9, 2018 (4-week session)
  • Summer Second-Half Quarter: Week of August 6, 2018 (4-week session)
  • Full Fall Quarter: Week of September 17, 2018 (12-week session)
  • Fall Second-Half Quarter: Week of September 17, 2018 (6-week session)

    Global Pathways

    I need to improve my English and academic skills before I can make the grade for my degree. Now what?

    The Global Pathways Program offers international students an excellent route to university success at Northeastern through a mix of English tutoring and academic coursework. You can start studying one of a range of degrees when you successfully complete either program.

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