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International Students

27 percent of our student body is comprised of international students.

In an increasingly global business world Babson believes it is important to have a student population which reflects international diversity. Babson values the individual cultural perspectives and experiences international students bring to the classroom and the community. With several academic concentrations and many student organizations that focus on multicultural and international perspectives, the academic and student life at Babson is one of a kind.

You also will be supported as you adjust to life in the United States. International Student & Scholar Services and the Center for Career Development are two examples of offices that offer extensive resources and workshops for international students.


International students interested in applying to Babson go through the same application process as domestic students with the added requirement of the TOEFL or IELTS exam for applicants whose native language is not English. As an alternative to scheduling an interview through the Office of Undergraduate Admission, applicants from China may also choose to do so through

Exchange Students

If your host institution is a partner organization of Babson's you can be nominated to attend Babson. Exchange students are admitted as non-degree students and are eligible to take courses in all disciplines, including Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Arts and Humanities, and Technology. For more information click here.

Visa Process

To enter the United States for educational purposes, most full-time students obtain a Form I-20, receive an F-1 student entry visa, and enter the U.S. in F-1 student immigration status.

For detailed information about the visa process and to request a Form I-20 from Babson, visit the New International Students page.

​International Students
Ben Tang '15