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:
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5 overall band score|
|Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)||66 overall|
|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.|
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 Admissions 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 admissions to the University of Oregon Graduate School, please contact Cortney McIntyre (email@example.com) for credential analysis.
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 Admissions until after your degree is conferred.
Official transcripts and applicable degree certificates should be sent to:
University of Oregon
Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
Contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with questions regarding the degree certificate requirement.
International applicants who have been offered admission need to work directly with an International Evaluator from the UO Admissions Office in order to provide financial verification. If you currently have a visa, you still need to contact a UO International Evaluator in order to make sure 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 supporting financial documents (e.g., Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GTF) appointment contract, scholarship award letter) and/or bank statements to the UO Office of Admissions International Evaluators after applying. Estimated expenses can be found here.
View Estimated Expenses (PDF)
Students planning to be sponsored by an agency, government or other sponsor should have proof of financial support sent from the sponsoring agency (e.g., a letter from the sponsor and copies of the sponsor’s bank statement).
See the International Affairs website for more information and links to other relevant websites.
Visit International Affairs
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 International Evaluators in the UO Admissions Office.
Financial verification documents, marked with your UO Student ID number, can be e-mailed or mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
Contact the Office of Admissions 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 Affairs 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 Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding your I-20 or visa status.