(Last Updated On: March 17, 2021)

Boston University Summer Term gives students the option to attend classes remotely in 2021. Students will be nominated by UM when they choose to enroll course(s) in online format only.

SAO Programme CodeUS8
SAO Programme TypeG2/G3*
Programme PeriodSession 2: 6 July – 13 August, 2021
(Students will not be nominated to the Session 1 due to time clash with UM class dates)
U Macau Application Deadline9 April, 2021
QuotaNo limit
Responsible StaffKaman Hoi (kamanhoi@um.edu.mo)
Official WebsiteClick HERE
(Please visit the programme official website for the latest information)
CoursesSummer Term offers more than 700 courses in 70 subjects. Please refer to host university website for course details.

Course listing: Link

*For the vast majority of courses, professors will record their lectures so students who are taking courses in less favorable time zones will be able to watch lectures at times which work better for them. There may be times but it would be rare, a student will need to log in to their course at the time it meets in Boston time zone (EDT, UTC -4).

Programme Fee
  • Tuition per course: USD2,920
  • Student Services Fee per session: USD60
  • Application fee: waived for UM students
English Requirement
  • English proficiency proof will not be requested if student’s major are taught in English
  • Otherwise, please provide the English scores list on BU website.

Students are expected to have a good command of the English language in order to follow the lectures and participate actively in the discussions.

*SAO reserves the right to change the programme type/amount of sponsorship based on the actual expenses spent on the programme.

(Very Unsatisfied 1 – 4 Very Satisfied)

Overall experience  : 3

Programme Arrangement
– Course Intensity (Very intensive 1 – 4 Not intensive): 2.2
– Payment of programme fee: 3
– Course arrangement: 3
– Airport pick up service:  No
– The entertainment of extra activities: 3

1. Thanks for the activities held by BU, I made many new friends in a short time, they were Americans, Chinese, Germans, Frenches with different cultures. It was amazing that people with different cultures sit around and shared happiness with others. There was no culture barrier in Boston, there was only happiness from cultural communication.

2. In BU, the interaction between teacher and students are very frequent. The enthusiasm of professor and students to the class makes the atmosphere great and everyone is excited to learn new things.

3. Sometimes I found the professors speak too fast, but they were really nice to me. They helped me with my presentation and assignment. This is the first time I made poster presentation. It made me exhausted. But finally I war highly appreciated by my classmates. Thank you to the supports by them as well as by Boston University.

Accommodation (on-campus dormitory)
– The price: 2.5
– The location: 3.3
– The cleanliness: 3.3
– The facilities: 3.3
– The attitude of staff: 3


The apartment of Boston University is very nice. The view and the facility are perfect. The roommates are very nice, I got three roommates, a Chinese, a Japanese and an American. We cooked and ate together, and we watched NBA games together, I enjoy the time staying with them a lot.

– The price: 2
– The taste: 3

Other comments:
1. Besides having classes, my friends was a main part of my life in BU. We played basketball almost every day – the atmosphere in BU gym room and basketball court was very goodJ

2. We traveled to other places during leisure time, such as Niagara Fall and New York. We met my friends every day and had fun with them.

3. During the six-weeks study in Boston University, the most important thing I learned was not only the knowledge, but also new study methods.

4. I really appreciate that I have the opportunity to take part in this program. I really treasure the new knowledge, new friends, I hope to join this program again.