Boston University, often referred to as BU, is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian but has been historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Founded in 1839, BU is one of the largest private universities in the United States, with over 33,000 students from more than 130 countries. It is classified as an R1: Doctoral University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Boston University has a diverse range of study options with more than 300 programs of study across its 17 schools and colleges. These include the College of Communication, College of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Education, and the Questrom School of Business, among others.

BU is known for its rigorous academic programs and its commitment to research. The faculty is composed of renowned scholars and researchers, and the university is associated with nine Nobel laureates, including Martin Luther King Jr. and Elie Wiesel.

On campus, students have access to a wide variety of resources, including numerous libraries, research centers, and student services. The university’s athletic teams, known as the Terriers, compete in the NCAA Division I. BU also boasts an active student life scene, with hundreds of student clubs and organizations.

The main campus, situated along the Charles River, spans over 135 acres and consists of numerous buildings for student housing, academics, and administration. The location of BU’s campus allows students to take advantage of the cultural, social, and professional opportunities in the city of Boston.

In terms of global recognition, Boston University consistently ranks among the top institutions in the United States and the world. Notable alumni include actress Julianne Moore, radio host Howard Stern, and television personality Bill O’Reilly, demonstrating the university’s broad influence across fields.

Closing date: December 01, 2023

Student type: International students

Level of study: Bachelor, Masters

Study area: Any

Scholarship value:$25,000

Description: Each year, the Board of Admissions awards the Presidential Scholarship to our incoming first-year students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement. In addition to being among our most academically talented students, Presidential Scholars demonstrate excellence beyond the classroom and are leaders in their schools and communities. This $25,000 tuition scholarship is renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at BU.


To be eligible for the Boston University Presidential Scholarship for Incoming First Year Students, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Rank in the top 5% of their high school class
  • Have shown incredible extracurricular achievements in their schools and communities
  • Have SAT scores above 1500 and ACT scores above 33
  • must be  International students

How to apply: apply online

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