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). The following information will provide details that will assist you throughout the admissions process.
Freshmen applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning September 1. We encourage students to apply in well in advance of the June 1 final deadline for international applications. Review the checklist of required application items and don’t miss any important dates.
UP offers merit-based scholarships to eligible international applicants. Learn more about the award ranges and eligibility criteria. Additional financial resources and information pertaining to international students are provided here.
Non-native English speakers must submit an English proficiency exam to complete their application. Students who will complete 3 years or more of high school in the US are waived from the English proficiency exam requirement, but will be asked to submit SAT or ACT scores when applying. Learn more about the University’s English proficiency requirements.
UP must receive your official or attested academic documents directly from the original issuing source (i.e., college, university, examining board or secondary school). Learn more about what documents are required from your education system.
The Office of International Student Services is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.