Before you start:
These instructions apply to international undergraduate, English language and gradate MBA and Pathway programs. Other direct Graduate applications should visit the OSU Graduate School international applications page.
1. Determine course of study
Decide what academic or English language program you want to apply for. Read about OSU's degree-seeking and English language programs at oregonstate.edu/admissions/international/programs. The Office of International Admissions does not perform pre-evaluations.
2. Check requirements
Be sure your academic and language scores meet admission requirements for your program of choice. Detailed admission requirements can be found at oregonstate.edu/admissions/international/admission-requirements.
When you're ready to apply, visit oregonstate.edu/admissions/international/apply.
4. Send required documents
Along with your application, supporting documents are needed to make an admission decision. These include:
- Transcripts (copies in native language and in English)
- Diplomas (copies in native language and in English)
- Language proficiency scores, if applicable
- Test scores, if applicable
- Passport (copy)
- Evidence of funding
When submitting documents, always include your full name, date of birth and OSU ID number, if available. Email submission of digital (scanned) copies of your documents is the quickest way to submit documents.
Anything that can't be submitted electronically (such as official transcripts) should be mailed to:
Office of International Admissions
Oregon State University
1701 SW Western Blvd.
Corvallis, OR 97333 USA
5. Application processing
After you submit your application, we will notify you via email once it has been recieved and you may be asked to provide any missing application documents. Your transcripts and other documents must be evaluated and you will be contacted once an admission decision has been made.
6. Offer of admission
Direct OSU Applicant: If qualified, we will send you an offer of admission and you I-20 via mail.
INTO OSU Applicant: If qualified, we will send you an offer of admission.
Direct OSU Applicant: Confirm your intent to enroll at oregonstate.edu/admissions/international/after-youre-admitted/intent-attend.
INTO OSU Applicant: Return your signed offer of admission and pay the deposit. Once your signed form and deposit have been recieved, we will send you your I-20. Instructions for payment submission are included with your offer letter.
8. Prepare for arrival
You will receive a Pre-Departure Guide to help prepare you for living and studying in the US. Pre-Departure Guides for INTO OSU and OSU direct applicants can be found here.
9. Be a Beaver!
When to Apply
OSU recommends students apply for INTO OSU and undergraduate direct programs at least eight (8) weeks prior to their expected program start date. Applicants to graduate programs are encouraged to apply six (6) months before their expected start date (unless specified otherwise by their department).
Applying to the University Honors College
Students considering applying to the Honors College should see their website for details.