Going to school far from home is exciting and, at times, intimidating. At the University of Oregon, we work hard to make sure you feel at home.
When you arrive at the UO you'll be among more than 3,200 international students from 103 countries who all have at least one thing in common: the desire to attend a top-notch university known for its academic excellence, located in one of the most beautiful regions of the United States. Whether you study business, biology, education, architecture, journalism, or any of the UO's more than 300 comprehensive academic programs, you'll find course work that stresses an international perspective and prepares students for living as global citizens.
To join our global community, follow these steps:
- Learn about our admission requirements for international freshmen, international transfer students, or international postbaccalaureate students. Learn about country-specific admissions requirements before applying.
- Complete the international application. Specific programs, such as music or architecture, may require an additional application. A non-refundable application fee is required.
- Remember the deadlines for international student admission.
- Stay on track using the checklist for international admission.
An important notice about agents and consultants
The UO has multiple staff involved with international recruitment, and it’s possible we may visit your area in person. However, we sometimes hear about people claiming to represent us who do not. If an individual tells you they are authorized to represent the UO in your country, or that they have any priorities or privileges in helping you gain admission, you should check our staff listings to be sure.
If you choose to hire consultants to help with your application, please remember that we expect an application to be the work of an applicant, and that all information on the application is complete, accurate, and truthful. The use of any service that completes your application for you violates university policy, and may lead to the rejection of application materials, the revocation of an admissions offer, cancelation of admission, or involuntary withdrawal from the university.
We encourage you to work directly with us for the best, most accurate, and most current information possible regarding your chances of admission, deadline and scholarship guidance, and information about what makes the UO a terrific place for your college studies. We also encourage you to work with counselors or teachers at your own school or the EducationUSA offices around the world, and all of which have your best interest in mind and do not charge any fees.
The NACAC website provides further guidance on college study in the United States and how to seek this guidance.
The UO Campus and Eugene
All new freshmen at the UO live on campus. Living on campus enables you to find academic support, a community designed to meet your needs as a student, and hundreds of peers, some of whom will become your lifelong friends. Many students move off campus after their freshman year. Off-campus housing is private and not associated with the UO. Visit our website for information and resources regarding off-campus housing.