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International Applicant

International Applicant Description

We are pleased you are interested in studying at Portland State University. Please visit our International Admission and Application Center!

Admission Process

Explore PSU and Academic Programs

Explore our Academic Programs

Discover all of the degree and certificate programs offered at PSU.

Discover General Education at PSU: University Studies

Students are exposed to a range of coursework outside of the major discipline.

Discover General Education at PSU: Urban Honors

The University Honors Program serves high-achieving, academically-motivated students.

Visit Virtual PSU

Take a virtual tour of Portland and the PSU campus.

Review Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for International Undergraduates

Find out what requirements you must meet to be admitted to PSU.

Admission Requirements for International Postbaccalaureate Students

Find out what requirements you must meet to be admitted to PSU.

Admission Requirements for International Graduates

Find out what requirements you must meet to be admitted to PSU.

Review Graduate Program Information

View basic program admission requirements, deadlines and contact information by graduate department.

Find Out How Credits Transfer to PSU

Review Transfer of Academic Credit for International Students

See how your earned college credits will transfer toward your PSU degree.

Submit Your Application and Official Documents

Apply to PSU - International Freshman

Complete your PSU application.

Apply to PSU - International Undergraduate Transfer

Complete your PSU application.

Apply to PSU - International Postbaccalaureate

Complete your PSU application.

Apply to PSU - International Graduate

Complete your PSU application.

Submit Application to Your Graduate Academic Department

Complete the application process with your academic department. This is the second step of the graduate admission process.

Submit Academic Records / Official Transcripts - International Freshman

In order to review your application, we will need an official transcript from your high school and/or official results from your secondary leaving exam.

Submit Academic Records / Official Transcripts - International Transfer

In order to review your application, we will need an official transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended.

Submit Official Transcript - International Postbaccalaureate

In order to review your application, we will need an official transcript from the institution where you received your undergraduate degree.

Submit Academic Records / Official Transcripts - International Graduate

To complete your application with the university, you must submit an official transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended to the office of Admissions, Registration & Records.

Submit Additional Support Documents to Your Graduate Department

Along with their own set of official transcripts, your department may require test scores, personal statements and letters of reccommendation.

Explore International Scholarship Opportunities

Explore International Scholarship Opportunities

See what scholarships are available to you at PSU.

Apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid

Apply for Scholarships / Graduate Assistantships

Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships may be available.  Check with your graduate department.

Apply for University Housing

Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency

Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency - International Undergraduate

To ensure success in regular college courses you must submit proof of your English language proficiency.

Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency - International Postbaccalaureate

To ensure success in regular college courses you must submit proof of your English language proficiency.

Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency - International Graduate

If your first language is not English, or your primary and secondary education were in a different language, you must submit proof of English language proficiency.

Submit Financial Certification and Immigration Information

Submit Financial Certification & Immigration Information Form

Notify PSU of your immigration status and provide required financial documentation where applicable.

Submit Financial Certification & Immigration Information Form - International Freshman & Transfer

Notify PSU of your immigration status and provide required financial documentation where applicable.

Submit Financial Certification & Immigration Information Form - International Graduate

Notify PSU of your immigration status and provide required financial documentation where applicable.

Review Required Financial Documentation - International Postbaccalaureate

International applicants who plan to have F-1 or J-1 student visas are required to submit documentation of adequate financial support for at least the first year of study.

Review Required Financial Documentation - International Graduate

International applicants who plan to have F-1 or J-1 student visas are required to submit documentation of adequate financial support for at least the first year of study.

Review Required Financial Documentation - International Freshman and Transfers

International applicants who plan to have F-1 or J-1 student visas are required to submit documentation of adequate financial support for at least the first year of study.

Watch for Admission Decision

Watch for Admission Decision Via Email

If admitted, you will receive notification of your admission via email to the email address you provided.

Create PSU Computer Account

Create PSU Computer Account (if admission is offered)

Your admission letter will include a user ID and password which you will use to create your PSU student account.

Submit Proof of Measles Vaccination

Submit Proof of Measles Vaccination

The state of Oregon requires proof of Measles vaccination or valid exemption for all enrolled students.

Submit SEVIS Transfer Form

Submit SEVIS Transfer Information Form if Currently Attending US Institution

If you are currently studying in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, you must submit a SEVIS transfer form.

Let PSU Know You're Enrolling and Pay Deposit

Submit Intent to Enroll and Tuition Deposit if Beginning in Fall Term - Freshmen

In order to secure your spot for Fall term, you will need to submit your Intent to Enroll and Tuition deposit. This must be done in order to register for your Orientation, Advising and Registration session.

Submit Intent to Enroll and Tuition Deposit if Beginning in Fall Term - Transfer

In order to secure your spot for Fall term, you will need to submit your Intent to Enroll and Tuition deposit. This must be done in order to register for your Orientation, Advising and Registration session.

Sign up for Orientation and Register for Classes

Orientation and Registration Session

This session will introduce you to the PSU basics and academic advising. You will also register for your first term courses at this event.

Begin Classes