Bachelor Degree Admissions


Admission requirements

Hult International Business School seeks Bachelor degree students who have a strong academic background, as well as the drive to become a global leader or entrepreneur.

Bachelor degree applicants are required to:

• Provide transcripts in English of their academic record (we are an international school and welcome applicants with a wide range of credentials including: International Baccalaureate, A-Levels, ACT or SAT scores)
• Demonstrate passion, curiosity, leadership ability, and drive 
• Provide evidence of English proficiency such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent, where applicable

Application deadlines

We have a number of application dates in order to suit the academic calendar of students from all over the world. We consider late applications if places are still available, but highly encourage qualified candidates to apply early. Additionally, you will be eligible for more scholarship opportunities the earlier you apply.

January 2016 Intake*
Nov 1
Dec 1
Early Decision
Nov 1
Jan 15
Regular Admission
Round 1
Nov 1
May 1
Round 2
Dec 15
May 1
Round 3
Feb 1
May 1
Round 4
Mar 1
May 1
Transfer Applicants
Apr 1
Jun 1
Clearing Round*
Aug 19
Sep 1

*Students requiring a U.K. or U.S. visa to study should apply and confirm as early as possible to allow ample time for the visa process.

If students are accepted, we ask students to confirm their acceptance by May 1st, or within one month of notification of their acceptance for early decision** applications.

**Submitting an early decision application indicates that Hult International Business School is your first choice institution. Students can apply to other institutions but cannot have multiple early decision applications pending at any time. If you are accepted through an early decision application, you are expected to withdraw any pending applications in order to allow other institutions to plan for their capacity. We also ask that you pay your confirmation deposit within one month.

Fees and expenses

To help you understand the costs associated with your education, we have outlined the estimated expenses for each year of your four years away. We also offer a range of financing options as well as scholarships for qualified candidates.

Estimated Costs of Attendance
Annual Program Fee1 23,580 36,450
Application Fee (in USD)2 75 75
Confirmation Deposit3 2,500 2,500
Medical Insurance4 850 2,225
Accommodation starting at5 7,200
for Studio Bunk
(36 weeks)
for Standard Double
(36 weeks)
Estimated Living Costs
Meals 1,800 2,740
Books & Study Materials 360 540
Transportation 540 380
Personal & Leisure 1,800 2,340

1 Up to 30 credits per academic year. The Annual Program Fees are split between Core Courses Program Fee (due to Hult International Business School Ltd. United Kingdom) and Electives and Other Fees (due to Hult International Business School AG, Switzerland).

2 In USD across all locations. Does not count toward to the Annual Program Fee.

3 The non-refundable Confirmation Deposit counts toward the Annual Program Fee.

4 Subject to change. Insurance plans are provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield for San Francisco and Erika Medical insurance for London.

5 Estimated housing prices. Final prices depend on location, view, and size of specific room or apartment chosen.



Earning a post or undergraduate degree is a significant investment. We work with you at every step to find the most beneficial funding options to cover your education-related expenses.

Other financial aid

We work with a variety of providers to help ensure you finance your degree, regardless of nationality. We offer scholarships, fellowships, and work with other educational loan institutions.

U.S. Federal Student Aid

U.S. Federal Student Aid is available at our Boston location. Find out more about the U.S. Federal Student Aid system, lender arrangements, and student loan deferment regulations.

AP and transfer credits

Taking on upper-level courses throughout high school is highly commendable. At Hult, up to 30 Advanced Placement (AP) credits, transfer credits, and/or other previously earned credits, such as International Baccalaureate, A-Levels, or Matura, may be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

Application preparation

Many Bachelor degree programs require a standardized college admission test in order to complete your application. With our practice SAT exam, you can test your skills, see what your approximate score is, and know what to focus on before taking your official exam.

SAT practice test

Take our practice SAT test to get an understanding of where you score and where to target your efforts before your official test.

English test

Take the EFSET PLUS to get an official score on the EF Scale, an accurate estimation for international standardized exams, and a detailed diagnosis of your English skills.


About Hult

How many students are currently studying at Hult?

In the 2013/14 academic year, we had 2,647 students enroll at Hult programs across our global campus network, making us the world's largest and most international business school. Below is a snapshot of our current student enrollment across programs and campuses for the Class of 2013.

Undergraduate campus: Enrollment for the classes of 2013
London: 308

Postgraduate campus: Enrollment for the classes of 2013
Boston: 288
San Francisco: 902
London: 588
Dubai: 326
Shanghai: 220

Where do Hult students come from?

Our students hold 140 nationalities and collectively speak 105 different languages. They also come from a wide variety of industries, functions and work backgrounds. The images below provide a glimpse into our diverse student body.

Which countries can I rotate to?

Rotation is essential to our unique business degrees and offers students a chance to live, study, and understand world markets up close and personal. Almost 80% of our students chose Hult because of our Global Rotation program. Students are able to rotate to a variety of locations based on the program they are enrolled in.

With six locations worldwide, how do you ensure consistency across the student experience, academics, and grading?

Hult is different from schools that take part in "international exchange programs" with other schools. We have six locations but they are all part of the same school – so whichever campus students are on, they follow the same Hult curriculum, are taught by Hult faculty, and served by Hult staff.

Our Global Rotation program enables students who move between our locations to focus on learning from local faculty, their peers, and the local business community. They don’t have the distraction of worrying about differences in the academic and grading system, transferring credits, or any other aspects that may differ from school to school.

Grading across all of our campuses follows the grading policy commonly used by U.S. business schools. This can be different from the system used by other countries. The major components of the U.S. grading policy are:

• Forced ranking of students (the number of "A" grades is limited by number not based on an absolute standard being reached).
• A significant component of the grade is based on teamwork and other class activities, rather than heavily on examinations.
• A small component is based on an individual’s class participation.

The benefit of this system over an examination-only approach is that students are evaluated on their ability to perform in real-world working environments (e.g. how well they present their conclusions to the class or client). This system drives higher classroom participation and healthy competition among students, development of essential soft skills, and means the evaluation of the student is on a holistic basis.

How are Hult’s rankings in the Financial Times, The Economist, and Bloomberg Businesweek determined? Why is Hult not included in other business school rankings?

Financial Times ranking relies heavily (59% weighting) on data from the FT's independent survey of all Hult students who graduated 3 years prior. Approximately 20% of the ranking is determined based on data provided by the school.

The Economist ranking is based on data submitted by the school and an independent survey conducted by The Economist. The ranking is weighted towards post-MBA salary, number of industry sectors recruiting students, percentage of graduates in jobs three months after graduation, and percentage of graduates finding jobs through career services.

Businessweek ranks U.S. and international schools primarily according to student and employer satisfaction, which determine 90% of the score. They use three measures to determine the rankings: a survey of student satisfaction (45 percent of the ranking); a survey of employers who hire those graduates (45 percent); and the expertise of each school’s faculty, measured by faculty research in esteemed journals (10 percent).

For more information on the methodology of each ranking, please visit their respective webpages:
• Financial Times Global MBA Rankings
• The Economist Which MBA?
• Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Rankings

Hult is not included in other (primarily U.S.-based) business school rankings such as Forbes and US News & World Report because the standard model required for these rankings is a two-year MBA degree that is AACSB accredited. Hult offers a one-year MBA degree accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC). Although Hult is a member of the Association, it currently does not have AACSB accreditation.


What does Hult look for in Bachelor degree applicants?

In addition to meeting academic requirements, successful applicants typically have shown passion, dedication, tolerance of diversity, leadership, and the drive to succeed in global business.

Is any language certification required? How do I report my language test results?

All of our programs are taught in English; therefore in-depth knowledge of the English language is essential. Students who come from non-English speaking countries are required to prove English proficiency by submitting the results of a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing Service), or PTE (Pearson Test of English).

Students who do not meet the minimum required scores, but are sufficiently close, may be invited to participate in Hult English preparation prior to studying. Results of the TOEFL may be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). We will not accept institutional TOEFL results (i.e., those given by language training programs, institutions, or other colleges). Your TOEFL score must be less than two years old to be considered valid.

Information and registration forms are available from TOEFL Program, Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, New Jersey 08541, U.S.A. or by visiting

Our institutional reporting code is 3015. The department code is 02.  

If I come from a non-business background, am I still eligible for a Hult program?

At Hult, we stand for and embrace the diversity of our students, believing it is essential to the global experience we offer. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds bring so much more to the classroom setting, enabling our students to not only learn from the teachers, classes, and material, but to also learn from each other and get exposure to different cultures, industries, and sectors. Please refer to the question "Where do Hult students come from?" to get a picture of the diversity of industries and functions in our student body.

When should I submit my application, and why are there multiple application dates?

As a rule of thumb, if you know you would like to attend Hult, it is always best to apply as early as possible. We encourage candidates to apply early to increase their chances of getting into their program of choice, at their campus of choice. An application will receive more attention if it is submitted before other applicants; furthermore, the applicant will be eligible for more scholarship opportunities the earlier they apply.

We have a number of application dates in order to suit the academic calendar of students from all over the world. Additionally, visas are a key part of our application process; our admissions process is established to accommodate our diverse student body. For the majority of our students, getting a visa can take up to 14 weeks. We have early and frequent application deadlines so that we can make admissions decisions and start working with all students before the embassies reach their peak seasons. We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible to avoid complications regarding visas.

The application dates for September 2015 admissions are:
January 2015 intake:
• October 26, 2014
• November 16, 2014
Early decision Fall 2015 intake:
• October 26, 2014
• December 14, 2014
Rolling application Fall 2015 intake:
• October 26, 2014
• December 14, 2014
• February 15, 2015
• May 24, 2015
• July 26, 2015

How many students apply? What ratio of these applicants end up in class (acceptance rate)?

For the 2013/2014 academic year, we received an outstanding 8,167 applications. Of the 8,167 applications received, 2,250 ended up in class (an approximate ratio of 4:1). To see how this application volume compares to other highly ranked business schools, please see the details below.

School: Applications received for 2013/2014
• Hult: 8,167
• Harvard: 9,315
• Stanford: 7,108
• LBS: 2,000+
• Wharton: 6,442
• Columbia: 6,669
• Insead: approx. 3,500


What scholarships are available and how do I apply?

We offer two different types of scholarships, academic excellence and merit-based. The merit-based scholarships vary per program. For each category of funding, we encourage students to apply as early as possible as these amounts are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis in accordance with eligibility.

Academic Excellence Scholarships
Applicants with a GPA above 3.6, SAT of 1300+, or ACT (CR+M) of 29+ may be eligible for up to 20% towards the program fee.

All other Merit-based Scholarships
Merit-based scholarships are specialized per program. Funds awarded for merit-based scholarships will not exceed 7% of the applicant's program fees. Applicants who would like to apply for a merit-based scholarship need to fulfill the requirements of the scholarship and provide the requested material, generally an essay of 400-600 words.

For more specific information, please go to the program’s scholarship section:
• Bachelor degree scholarships

Students may receive two sources of funding to pursue their degree at Hult, Financial Aid and Scholarships. Financial Aid is provided based on proven financial need. Contact your enrollment advisor for more information on Financial Aid.
* Note: These amounts are guidelines and scholarship funds are subject to change throughout the admissions cycle.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

Applicants are able to apply for more than one scholarship, however each applicant can only be awarded one scholarship. Additionally, applicants may receive a combination of scholarship and financial aid if they apply and/or are eligible for both.

Can I work whilst I study, if so what are the options?

Students are eligible to work if they have the correct visa/permission for the country they are studying in. For Bachelor students studying at our London location, only EU passport holders are able to work or are able to do internships for school credit. For Bachelor students studying at our San Francisco location, only students with a US passport are eligible to work, however most students are eligible to work for school credits (internships).


What accommodation is available to students?

Across both of our campuses, Bachelor students are able to reserve Hult accommodation before arriving, and after two years will have assistance in finding accommodation that suits their own taste, lifestyle, and budget*.

• London and San Francisco campuses for our Bachelor degree students: Bachelor degree students studying in London or San Francisco will stay in our exclusive Hult Residence for their first year. Both locations offer high-quality, premium living accommodations and ultramodern interiors and terraces.

For Summer Rotation during summer terms I and II, accommodation will be coordinated and communicated before registration.
* Note: Bachelor students are required to live in Hult accommodation for the first year of their education. There are exceptions for students with families or extra-ordinary situations. Contact your enrollment advisor for more information.

What support is offered to those leaving their home/country or looking for accommodation?

Across both of our campuses, Bachelor students are able to reserve Hult accommodation before arriving, and after the first year will have assistance from our Housing Departments on campus in finding accommodation that suits their own taste, lifestyle, and budget.

Our Housing Department works closely with vendors in the area to provide students with a variety of options that are safe to book from near or far. We will direct students to this list of approved partners after the first year, or once confirmed to attend Hult*. Students will also have a chance to connect with future classmates and meet potential roommates before arriving on campus through myHult, a web-portal for accepted and confirmed students.

* Note: Bachelor students who qualify to live off campus, including those students with families, special handicap requirements, ect, will be able to find accommodation accordingly. Please speak with your enrollment advisor or one of our Housing Coordinators for more information.

Can I get in touch with other students looking for accommodation?

Students will be able to connect with future classmates and meet potential roommates before arriving on campus through myHult, a web-portal for accepted and confirmed students. Additionally, confirmed and current students will be able to join our program- or campus-specific social groups.

Connect with Hult

How can I connect with current students and alumni or different departments of Hult?

There are lots of ways to connect with our current students or alumni. The best way to connect with someone is to ask your enrollment recruiter, as he or she will have a list of students/alumni/departments who are available to speak with prospective students during the application process. Alternatively, you can attend an open house at any one of our campuses or an event in your area. Additionally, you may reach out to current students and alumni across our official social networks. Tweet your request to @HultAmbassadors, @HultAlumni, @Hult_Biz, subscribe to our Hult Alumni and Friends group on LinkedIn, or join our group on Facebook.

If specifically interested in contacting a Hult Alumni, we have 60 Alumni Chapters and Clubs across the world, and our chapter leaders will be able to tell you more about attending an event or put you in contact with an alumni in your region.

Can I visit the campus or join a class before enrolling into a program?

At our campuses around the world, you are invited to attend open houses, campus visits, and other events for prospective students. Many of these events also host mock classes, specifically designed for prospective students to get a taste of our classroom experience. Contact your enrollment advisor or visit our events page to find out more about visiting a campus or class.

After Hult

Where can I find the latest employment statistics for Hult graduates?

Employment statistics for our Bachelor degree students can be found on our Career Services page or in the Bachelor of Business Administration brochure. These statistics are compiled from a survey of Hult graduates.

For more information, please visit the link below:
Bachelor degree brochure

My goal in pursuing a degree at Hult is to get a job overseas. How feasible is this?

We specialize in international mobility and support for our students in realizing their career goals, including securing jobs abroad. Approximately 65% of our MBA graduates and 60% of Master graduates changed their country of employment upon graduation. Job prospects for international students are highly dependent on the prevailing economic climate and the student’s profile for the position.

In general, students who have had success in finding employment abroad:
• Start their job search from the moment they are confirmed to attend Hult. With our Career Development Fast Track program, we support you before you arrive on campus through CV reviews, webinars, personalized feedback, and profile matching with our Talent Solutions so you are ready to apply to programs that start recruiting as early as September.
• Network extensively to build relationships with professionals in the desired industry, position, or company.
• Apply for positions that value many components of their resume (e.g., academic background, industry experience, language skills, and geographic knowledge).
• Are flexible on their starting profile/role, particularly if they are attempting to move industry and region of employment at the same time.
• Have an understanding for the local language, if applicable.

Our Career Services team will work with you to help make your goal a reality. Generally, students who have had success in securing job opportunities outside of their country of origin are those that start working with Career Services from before day one and proactively work on achieving their goal.

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