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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Boston College

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available for 2021/22: 1 full year place

University website:

General Contact:

Term Dates: August to December and January to May

Academic Information

Boston College cannot guarantee students entry into classes. Exchange students are urged to be flexible about classes required and to ensure that all pre-requisites are met before applying for the class.

Application Deadline

Fall or Full Year - March 1st

Spring Semester - September 1st


Students are not able to register for more than one finance and one economics class.

Language Requirements

The language of instruction at Boston College is English. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of language ability.


The availability of on campus accommodation for exchange students is extremely limited and rooms are assigned by lottery. Most exchange students live in off campus accommodations such as shared houses or apartments with other BC and international students. The BC Off Campus Housing Services office provides assistance to exchange students in locating housing both before and after arrival in Boston.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Proof of Financial Support (e.g. bank statement)
  • Copy of Passport

Student Support

Boston College offer a wide range of student support including Emergency Services, Health Services, Counselling, Academic Support and Careers Advice.

Other Information

All students are required to have US based medical insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled into the medical insurance on acceptance of a place through the exchange programme.The annual cost of this insurance is $3088. If students can prove that they have comparable medical insurance, they may opt out of the plan offered by Boston College.

More information can be found here:

Tuition fees are not payable to BC, however, certain courses may include certain small special fees that students will need to pay (e.g. lab fees).

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no Summer Opportunities at Boston College.