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Programa CEU-Boston University | BOB

Frequently Asked Questions

American certificates are an intermediate step towards a Master's degree. It is a certification that accredits a specialisation in a branch of professional knowledge.

As a result of the close and exclusive collaboration between Universidad CEU San Pablo and the partner university, USPCEU students obtain admission to a postgraduate programme (certificate) during their last year of their CEU degree, thus improving their academic training and preparation for professional life.

A postgraduate certificate is a postgraduate credential that, like a graduate degree, focuses on a specific field of study and allows you to develop technical and professional skills. The certificate has the advantage that it allows you to obtain a specialisation in less time and at a lower cost than a Master's degree.

Yes, Boston University only recognizes IELTS, TOEFL or Duolingo as proof of English proficiency. USPCEU offers two TOEFL ITP tests to students in the programme. The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) provides academic-level reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.


No. Room and board are not included in the programme, to allow each participant to choose the option that suits them best. Please allow about $8,000 for room and board, transportation, books and other expenses during your stay in Boston.

Universal health coverage does not exist in the United States and citizens are obliged to take out private health insurance if they want to receive health care. Fortunately, most American universities routinely offer international students health insurance that meets the mandatory coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The student will be automatically enrolled in the university's health plan at the time of enrolment.

The international student can only waive the compulsory insurance of the American university if they are enrolled in an insurance policy taken out in the United States that meets coverage requirements comparable to the compulsory insurance. To do so, they will have to submit their insurance coverage to the American university for approval as valid for the stay in Boston.