International Freshmen

You should apply for admission as an international student if you are not a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should complete the domestic application for admission.

As an undergraduate you may apply for admission as a freshman or a transfer student. You are a freshman if you completed high school (secondary school) and have not yet enrolled in a regular session at a college or university. You are a transfer applicant if you have completed high school (secondary school) and have enrolled in a college or university.

To access the University of Oregon (UO) International Application for Undergraduate Admission, you can use the online UO application or download the PDF; freshmen may also complete the Common Application. No matter which option you choose, your application will be considered no differently.

Interactive International Student Viewbook

Freshman Admission Requirements

  1. Academic requirements

    To be considered for admission to the University of Oregon (UO), you must have satisfactorily completed high school (secondary school) with at least a B average or a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale. The characteristics of the national system of education and the level of study completed are also considered.

    There are specific minimum academic requirements for citizens of many individual nations. Please review the requirements for your country before applying.

    SAT/ACT scores are not required for international students unless you are applying to the architecture program or the Clark Honors College. However, submitting SAT/ACT scores will increase your chance of admission and make you eligible for additional scholarships.
  2. English Proficiency

    If your native language is not English, you must submit standardized language test scores. Please review test score requirements before applying.

  3. Conditional admission

    The University of Oregon may offer conditional admission to international undergraduate students who have not yet reached the required level of English language proficiency. If you are conditionally admitted, you will attend the American English Institute (AEI) to study English in an intensive environment. Upon successful completion of the highest level of English instruction at the AEI, you will be granted full admission to the University of Oregon. While studying at the AEI, you may also submit a valid passing TOEFL score to be considered for full admission to the University of Oregon. A passing TOEFL or IELTS score submitted while enrolled at AEI does not guarantee full admission.

  4. Demonstrating financial resources

    According to U.S. government regulations, all applicants who need a student visa to study in the U.S. must demonstrate they have sufficient funds to pay for tuition costs and living expenses while at the UO. Students demonstrate sufficient funds by submitting a bank statement, certificate of balance, scholarship letter or any combination of the three. Financial documents must have been prepared in the last 6 months.

  5. Personal statements and letters of recommendation (optional)

    You may send a personal statement with your application to explain special circumstances in your life that have affected you or your education. Letters of recommendation are not required for admission to the UO as an undergraduate but can be included in support of a student’s application for admission.

Completing Your International Application

Read how to complete your application.

International Exchange Student Information

Read the requirements for international exchange students