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International Admissions

International applicants must follow the procedures described in the how to apply section and satisfy the following requirements:

English Language Proficiency

International applicants must show proof of language proficiency through one (1) of the following three methods:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Score: Minimum Score: 88 (Internet based)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Score: Minimum Score: 7.0 overall band score
  • Degree from certain English-speaking countries: A bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from an institution in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.

See additional language requirements for international Graduate Employees.

Financial Verification

U.S. Government regulations require that the University of Oregon verify the availability of sufficient financial support for non-immigrant students before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019) can be issued. Admitted students must provide financial documents (e.g., Graduate Employee (GE) positions appointment contract, scholarship award letter) and/or bank statements to the Office of Admission. More information.

See more information on these requirements.