In addition to the required Oregon MBA application materials, international applicants should review the following details as to not delay the application review process.
Language Proficiency Requirements
A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to the University of Oregon. Conditional admission is not offered to Oregon MBA applicants. Applicants whose native language is not English must show proof of language proficiency through one of the following methods:
||7.0 overall band score
|Degree from English-speaking country*
||Submit degree transcripts proving that you received a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from an institution in the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.
"Native language" is defined as the language you spoke at home since birth OR the language you spoke and wrote as your primary language in school beginning at age five and continuing through the rest of your education.
Application files will not be sent for review until all of the admission materials, including qualifying language proficiency score reports or exempting degree transcripts, have been received and uploaded into the departmental application.
Additionally, offers of admission cannot be finalized by the UO Office of the Registrar nor the UO Graduate School until OFFICIAL qualifying language proficiency score reports, OFFICIAL degree transcripts and related degree certificates, and all other applicable official documents have been received, processed, approved and coded by all necessary UO Departments involved in approving graduate applications.
Submitting Official ETS TOEFL Language Scores: ETS must send a TOEFL score report to the University of Oregon, Institutional Code: 4846
*If the applicant is pursuing a U.S. or other exempt degree which has not yet been awarded, the applicant must submit a COPY of their most recent language proficiency score report to the Oregon MBA departmental application as part of the application process.
To be admitted to the University of Oregon Graduate School for the purpose of seeking an advanced degree such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), you must have an accredited degree equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree. Additionally, the credentials must be received from an institution recognized by the country’s educational body that oversees institutional approval, such as the Ministry of Education. If you are concerned about your eligibility for admission, please contact the UO Graduate School for credential analysis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Official Transcripts: All records from foreign institutions must be official. Official records are defined as original documents from the institution bearing the actual (not photocopied) signature of the registrar and the seal of the institution. Records issued only once by the institution should be photocopied and certified as official copies either by school officials or legal authorities, such as embassies, consulates, or notaries public. Do not send the original of an academic record that cannot be replaced; obtain a properly certified copy instead.
English Translations: Official transcripts with certified English translations of all college or university work are required. Official degree certificates with certified English translations are also required if the degree and conferral date do not appear on the transcripts.
View a List of Countries Where this Requirement Applies (PDF)
Degree in progress: If you have not yet finished your degree at the time of application, you will still need to submit your in-progress unofficial transcript via the online Oregon MBA departmental application. However, you do NOT need to send your official (in-progress) transcript to the Office of the Registrar until after your degree is conferred.
Official transcripts and applicable degree certificates should be sent to:
University of Oregon
Office of the Registrar
5257 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Contact the Graduate School at email@example.com with questions regarding the transcript requirement.
If transcripts or mark sheets do not indicate the degree conferred, applicants must also submit a degree certificate in English and in the original language. Both versions must be marked by a stamp in a different colored ink or raised seal by the university.
If academic records and diplomas are not issued in English by the institution, both the official records in their original language and an authorized English translation must be sent. All translations should be complete and literal renditions of the original records. Institutions using the Pass/No Pass grading system should provide a written course evaluation for each class.
Contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding the degree certificate requirement.
International applicants who have been offered admission will work directly with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) in order to provide financial verification. If you currently have a visa, you still need to contact the ISSS office in order to ensure that your visa is in compliance.
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. International students must submit the Financial Certification and Immigration Information Form along with supporting financial documents (e.g., graduate employment (GE) appointment contract, scholarship award letter and/or bank statements) to email@example.com.
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Students planning to be sponsored by an agency, government, or other sponsor should submit the Statement of Financial Support Form along with proof of financial support from the personal sponsor, such as a relative, friend, or employer. Proof of financial support should be sent from the sponsoring agency (e.g., a letter from the sponsor and copies of the sponsor’s bank statement).
See the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website for more information and links to other relevant websites.
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Submitting Financial Verification Documents: Financial verification documents are NOT processed by the Oregon MBA. Financial verification documents that are sent to the Oregon MBA in error are forwarded to the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
Financial verification documents, marked with your UO Student ID number, can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Office of International Student and Scholar Services
5209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Service at email@example.com with questions regarding the financial verification requirement.
Once You Have Been Accepted by the University of Oregon
I-20 Visa Process for Applicants Who Have Been Offered Admission: Most international students attending the UO hold a student (F-1) visa. International students will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) after admission to the UO. To obtain a student visa, the Form I-20 must be presented to a U.S. embassy consulate.
Some international students come as exchange students or are sponsored by international agencies and enter the United States as exchange visitors. In this case, the UO or program sponsors will provide the student with Form DS-2019, needed to obtain an exchange visitor (J-1) visa.
International graduate students completing an advanced degree at the UO and continuing on with a second advanced degree must update academic program information with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services to ensure that their I-20 or DS-2019 remain valid.
Additional information may be reviewed on the following websites:
Contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding your I-20 or visa status.