The School of Architecture brings together a diverse set of students from both the United Stated and abroad. Matriculated students have come from a wide range of locations including India, China, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. We welcome the global point of view these students add to the academic experience.

Applicants need to follow the application guidelines for the specific program to which they are applying. Below is additional information for international applicants.

TOEFL/IELTS Requirements

International applicants to the program must take either the TOELF or the IELTS.
The following scores are required:

  • TOELF: 100
  • IELTS: 7.0

Scores less than but close to these scores may be considered if the applicant’s overall application is very strong but in general, it is important that applicants have a strong grasp of English in order to complete are program.

Code for department: 3682

NOTE: If instruction at the undergraduate institution was conducted completely in English, language testing is not required.

Please visit the ETS-TOEFL iBT site  or the IELTS site for more information.



Does the School of Architecture offer English language programs to International Students?

Does the school offer Provisional Admission to students?

What type of support is there for International Students at NU?
There is the International Student & Scholar Institute that can advise students on a range of events from life in Boston, registration, employment and visas.

Is there any financial aid for international students?
International students will be considered for the Graduate Student Scholarship offered by the College which can be up to 25% off the cost of tuition.