The Solar System, Certificate | Boston University | Boston, United States
1 months
3380 USD/full
3380 USD/full
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Boston University offers the The Solar System programme.


Key facts

Boston University's The Solar System exploresThe historical development of astronomy and the motion of the planets. The formation of the solar system. The sun and its effects on the earth. Description of the planets and the moons of our solar system, including recent results from the space program. Use of the observatory. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Inquiry 
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Critical Thinking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the International Student Online Enrollment Form and pay the $50 international student processing fee by credit card upon submitting the form.
  • Submit the following to the Summer Term office:
  • Registration Form for Summer 1 and/or Summer 2
  • To qualify for student immigration sponsorship you must study full time.
  • (Full-time enrollment is defined as registration for a minimum of 8 credits in one summer session or 12 credits if studying in both sessions.)
  • Immunization Record Form
  • Copy of your valid passport, including the data page and passport expiration date
  • Copy of your most recent I-94 admission record or most recent US Port of Entry stamp in your passport (only required if you are currently in the US)
  • Copy of other relevant US immigration documents (only required if you are currently in the US)
  • Copy of your most recent English Proficiency Test scores. Read more about this requirement here.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3380 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3380 USD for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    3380 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3380 USD for the full programme during 1 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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