International Students

Earn a global education in world-famous  Boston

Students come from around the world to learn and live at Suffolk in downtown Boston. On our campus, they find a world of academic offerings and opportunities, as well as friendly peers. The cross-cultural insights you gain here will prepare you to become a global success story. No matter where you call home, we’ll expertly help ensure you feel right at home here.

Early Action Fall Admission November 15
Fall Admission (Priority) February 15

  • Common Application or Suffolk Application
  • Application fee (waived when you visit in person or virtually)
  • Essay/Personal statement
  • Official secondary school transcript (in English)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency via one official score report. Learn more about our testing-flexible options

Art & Design applicants must provide a portfolio of artwork.

Transfer applicants must also provide an official university/college transcript(s).

Learn more about our admission guidelines and admission standards for freshmen.

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Study in the Heart of Boston

At Suffolk, you can experience an American education at a university ranked one of the “Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges list.

Going to school in an international city means you'll have access to cultural centers, Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, and a wealth of other educational and extracurricular activities. Suffolk students live their education every day—and they all lead their own story of learning and thriving in Boston.

Download our International Student Brochure [PDF]

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You have big aspirations. We'll help make them real.

Suffolk's Center for Career Equity, Development & Success provides the tools and resources you’ll need to take your ambition from the classroom to the workplace. The center's team of career experts will help you choose your major, find internships, apply to graduate programs, and land the perfect job. And they’ll be in your corner throughout your career, offering advice and career search services whenever you need them.

What goals drive your journey? [PDF]

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Suffolk University: A Global Institution

Transcript 0:00 About 50,000
0:04 International students arrive here in
0:06 Boston every year so there is this
0:08 diversity of representation from all
0:10 over the world. Uh, at Suffolk over 90
0:13 countries are typically represented over our
0:14 student body, so, so that to me always is
0:17 diversity the city of Boston in itself.
0:19 Apart from the campus is super diverse
0:21 so just walking around town and like,
0:23 being in this environment, you, you don't
0:26 really feel like you're an outsider. You
0:28 feel like you know you're in a place,
0:29 you're mixing you're doing things and uh,
0:31 and I can tell you as like a person did
0:34 not grow up here coming here like I
0:36 didn't feel that bad in terms of culture
0:38 shock or like anxiety because I just
0:41 felt like I was already part of
0:42 something. A lot of the faculty are
0:45 international a lot of the staff as well
0:48 is International and we have supporting
0:51 groups, programs like academic advising.
0:54 We also have tutoring and we help a lot
0:58 of the students in getting adjusted to
1:00 the culture. At Suffolk I've met a lot of
1:03 people from all around the world I've
1:04 met people from Indonesia, Greece,
1:06 Guatemala, Sudan, Morocco, really
1:09 everywhere and I know that I've learned
1:11 a lot through those like interpersonal
1:13 relationships that I don't think I would
1:15 have gotten anywhere else. But I feel very
1:17 safe here you are safe here and the
1:19 school does a lot there's all these
1:21 resources around from them and they
1:23 always want to make sure you're safe.