The application to the 2020 BU STaRS program is now open! Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2020.

Application Requirements

To apply to STaRS, you’ll be asked to submit an online application including the following:

    • Demographic Information
    • Educational Background
    • A personal statement of no more than 4000 characters (approximately 600 words)
    • A copy of your unofficial transcript
    • Letters of recommendation from two academic references to be submitted by February 1st to
      The email subject for letters of recommendation should use the following format: LOR for STaRS Applicant – Student Name

To complete the application, click here.

Please make sure that you click the FINISH button at the end of your application to successfully submit your application for review.

Applications are evaluated and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. No applications will be accepted after the final deadline.

Additional Information

Qualtrics, the survey tool used for this application, allows you to save your work and come back to it later. It does this by placing a cookie on your browser that keeps track of your progress. If you clear your history or cache, or do not return to the survey on the same computer, your progress will not be saved. It will also allow you to use back/forward buttons so that you can navigate through the survey and check your work. It is highly recommended that you have all of your application materials ready at the time of submission.