Suffolk University has a proud tradition of welcoming international students to our dynamic, culturally diverse campus in the heart of Boston. Join our community comprised of 23% international students from 108 countries. 

Please Submit the Following:

  • Common Application or Suffolk Application and application fee
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Official high school transcript* or GED/HiSET results
  • TOEFL/IELTS or SAT/ACT**
  • Letter of recommendation
    *Applicants may be required to have their credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service. Suggested agencies include: Center for Educational Documentation, Josef Silny & Associates, World Education Services and SpanTran.

    **Students from mainland China: if you have taken the Gaokao exam and English was one of the three areas tested, you may arrange an interview via initialview.com or by contacting admission@suffolk.edu.
    • Suffolk can issue your I-20, allowing you to study in the U.S. only after a student has been admitted and your Confidential Declaration of Finances, bank statement, and a copy of your passport have been received. Although these documents are not required to process an admission application, we strongly encourage you to submit these documents when you apply.

    Scholarships/Grants: 

    International students are automatically considered for merit scholarship funding when applying to Suffolk. U.S.citizens and U.S. permanent residents may apply to be considered for financial aid

    Madrid

    Starting College in Madrid, Spain:

    Why wait until your Junior year to study abroad? Imagine spending your first year (or two) of college at our campus in Madrid, Spain. You get all the benefits of an American university experience and a leading European experience in a single program. By the time you come to our Boston campus, you’ll have an unmatched global perspective.

    • Outstanding academic program
    • Intimate, supportive atmosphere
    • Academic, social, cultural, and travel opportunities
    • Modern, fully equipped classrooms
    • Library with access to Suffolk’s library and databases in Boston
    • Classes in English

    Tuition and fees for starting in Madrid

    Art & Design

    Art & Design Applicants:

    Applying With Portfolio

    BFA applicants applying as fine arts, graphic design, or interior architecture majors are required to submit a portfolio as part of the admission process.

    Your portfolio should contain only your best–and most recent–work and should demonstrate versatility, showing that you are prepared for the diverse and rigorous first-year foundation program. You may include pieces produced in your high school art classes or on your own through courses at art schools, museums, and adult ed programs.

    • Your portfolio should consist of 12-15 examples of recent, original, finished work:
    • Pieces showing skill in observational drawing/painting (still life studies, self-portraits, figure studies)
    • You may also include abstract and design-based pieces in drawing, paint or collage
    • Work that demonstrates a range of media and techniques
    • Do not include anime, manga-based work, or pieces copied directly from photographs
    • Limit the number of computer-generated pieces

    Submit your portfolio in ONE of the following ways:

    Applying Without Portfolio

    If you are a BFA applicant who does not have a portfolio, you can begin your studies at the University as "Undecided Arts and Sciences." Students who meet the stated conditions in their first semester will be considered for full entry into the BFA program.

    Deadlines

    Spring 2018 Admission & Financial Aid December 1
    Early Action Fall 2018 Admission November 15
    Fall 2018 Admission February 15
    Fall 2018 Transfer Admission June 30
    Fall 2018 Financial Aid March 1
    Priority Financial Aid for Transfers June 1

    The deadline for priority financial aid is March 1; funding for students submitting an application after that date will be based on availability. The FAFSA is required to be considered for need-based financial aid..