Northeastern University fees and dates for international programs

Tuition costs

Undergraduate programsProgram lengthTuition (US$)*
American Classroom1 semester (4 months)14,154
Bachelor’s Completion6 semesters
(24 months)
Bachelor's degree4 years50,450 per year
Graduate program or degreeProgram lengthTuition (US $)*
Graduate Global Pathways1 semester (4 months)14,759
2 semesters (8 months)25,319
College of Professional Studies
master's degree
18–24 monthsApproximately 34,000
D'Amore-McKim School of Business Graduate Certificate2 semesters (8 months)24,000
D'Amore-McKim School of Business MS degree12 months48,000
D'Amore-McKim School of Business MBA24 monthsApproximately 96,000
School of Law LLM12 months50,700
Other master's degree18–21 months Approximately 42,000–56,000

*Tuition costs listed above are for the 2018-19 academic year and are likely to increase each year.

Paying your Northeastern University fees

If you are a student in the Bachelor’s Completion or Graduate Global Pathways program, you can pay your fees through Flywire, the convenient online payment system for international students. Flywire allows you to make a secure, instant overseas payment. You can also track your funds as they are delivered, and get immediate assistance if you have any questions. Overseas payments to Northeastern University Pathways can be made through the associated online account.

If you want to make a payment using a USD bank account or credit card, or if the country you want to make payment from is not listed on the Flywire page, please contact us.

Housing fees and living expenses

In addition to your tuition and Northeastern University fees, you will need to budget extra for accommodations, meals, travel, books, and personal expenses. Please budget at least $8,450 per academic semester for your additional living expenses.

Prices for accommodation offer great value for money. Exact fees depends on your contract length and chosen housing option; see the accommodation guide below for more details.

Program start dates

For many programs at Northeastern, you have the flexibility to choose from multiple start dates each year.

Starting semesterWinter and Spring 2019Summer 2019Fall 2019 
1-semester American ClassroomJanuaryMay (final intake)-
2-semester American ClassroomJanuary (final intake)--
Bachelor's Completion / Graduate Global PathwaysJanuaryMayAugust
Direct admission to College of Professional StudiesJanuary and AprilJulySeptember
Direct admission to D'Amore-McKim School of BusinessJanuary (graduate certificates only)May (graduate certificates only)August
Direct admission to School of Law LLMno intakeno intakeAugust

View the academic calendars below for specific dates.

Application deadlines and pathway duration

What is the deadline to apply? How long does it take to complete a pathway at Northeastern University? Select your preferred starting semester from the summary sheets below to find out:


Global Pathways and Bachelor’s Completion programs

Merit scholarships are available for high-performing applicants to one of the above programs. These are awarded based on your academic achievements in your previous study, and are one-off partial tuition discounts at the point of admission.

Direct admission to D’Amore-McKim School of Business

The School of Business holistically rewards high-performing students who apply to enter a degree directly:

  • MBA merit scholarship: students with a strong application and GMAT score above 650 will be considered for a scholarship of up to 70% of tuition fees.
  • MS degrees merit scholarship: students with a strong application and GMAT score above 600 will be considered for a scholarship of up to $15,000.
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