Application Submission Procedures: International Student Applicants

  1. Confirm that you are an international student applicant.

    You are an international applicant if you:

    • Are a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States and you intend to return
    • Are in the United States on an educational, worker, or visitor visa, or are residing in your home country
    • Have filed an application for United States citizenship or permanent residency, but have not yet been granted approval

         If you do not meet those requirements, you may be a domestic applicant.

  1. Complete and submit the University of Oregon online application.

    This is the universal portion of the application for graduate studies—it is required of every applicant, regardless of their field or program of study. However, your access to the University of Oregon online application will be provided through the website of the program to which you are applying. If you need help locating or accessing the UO online application, please contact the department(s) that you are interested in applying to.

    Applicants may apply to multiple programs per term. If you choose to apply to multiple programs, you must create a new UO application account and submit a new application for each program.

  2. Complete and submit all additional materials required by the department or program.

    Each department or program at the University of Oregon establishes its own set of additional requirements and procedures for admission to graduate studies. For most programs, the departmental portion of the application is included as part of the University of Oregon application. Check with the program for their list of required application materials, submission procedures, and deadlines.

  3. Submit unofficial transcript(s) as part of your online application.

    More information is available here.

  4. Submit documentation of English language proficiency.

    Students for whom English is not a native/primary language have three options for demonstrating English language proficiency.

  5. If offered admission, submit official transcripts from all institutions where you earned a Bachelor's degree or higher. 

         More information is available here.

  1. If offered admission, submit documentation of financial verification for visa process (F-1 and J-1 students).

    The visa process begins after an international applicant has been formally admitted to the UO by the Division of Graduate Studies. 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.