Q: When should I apply?

A: We strongly encourage the applicants to apply as early as possible.  All candidates are required to provide a proof of English proficiency or take BU International’s placement test.  Those who failed to prove their English proficiency test will be required to take the IEN 001 Preparatory English Course (10 weeks). Therefore, the local candidates who do not submit their proof of English proficiency and wish to study in semester one (August-December) must apply before May 31st, or those who wish to study in semester two (January-May) must apply before September 30th.  Whereas, the overseas candidates who do not submit their proof of English proficiency and wish to study in semester one (August-December) must apply before May 1st, or those who wish to study in semester two (January-May) must apply before September 1st.

For the local candidates with a proof of English proficiency, the required application documents should be submitted before July 31st to study in semester one, or before December 31st to study in semester two.  For the overseas candidates with a proof of English proficiency or who are native English speakers, the required application documents should be submitted before June 30th to study in semester one, or before November 30th to study in semester two.