International Prospective Students | University of Portland

International Prospective Students

Welcome! We are glad that you are interested in the University of Portland. An education at the University of Portland will help prepare you for a successful and meaningful career in medicine, law, engineering, teaching, business, and other fields! University of Portland graduates are regarded as creative, effective leaders and ethical decision makers.

The University of Portland community is enriched by the hundreds of students who join us each year from over 30 different countries on six continents. For admission purposes, applicants are considered an international student if they are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, and they plan to attend the University in a valid non-immigrant visa status (F-1, J-1, E-2, H-4 visas as well as others).

Please explore below to find out how you can apply to the University of Portland or browse our Prospective International Student Guide!

Undergraduate International Students now receive same Merit Awards as Domestic Students

What kind of student are you?

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International students applying for their first year of college or university following completion of secondary school (high school).

Apply as a First-Year



International students currently attending another college or university in the US or abroad or students who have taken college or university level courses after completing secondary school. Note: this does not include English language schools or ESL classes.

Apply as a Transfer


Conditional Admission

International students seeking admission to University of Portland with need of further English language preparation.

Apply for Conditional Admission



International students applying to a master's or higher level program, after completing a bachelor program in the US or abroad.

Apply as a Graduate


The Office of International Student Services is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.