Oregon State University


Oregon State University is the perfect place for students looking to study at a research-intensive university. No matter if students decide to study business, engineering or any of our other programs, they’ll enjoy opportunities to get hands-on experience in every field.

  • #2 Forestry Globally (Center for World University Rankings 2018)
  • 31,476 students with 3,969 international students from 112 countries
  • 1 of 81 public Universities with Carnegie Foundation’s Tier 1 highest Research Activity (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (Best College Reviews)
  • #20 Environmental Science & Engineering Program (Academic Rank of World Universities 2016)

Quick facts

Why This University


Direct Entry

If your student meets the academic and English language requirements for the degree program, they can apply directly to the university program.

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International Direct

First-year students who meet the academic and English requirements for the undergraduate degree program can apply directly to the university program of their choice, receive comprehensive support and services designed for international students and receive a Direct Entry I-20.

International Year One

International Year One allows students to begin earning credits toward their degree even if they don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.

  • International Year One in Business
  • International Year One in Computer Science
  • International Year One in Design, Apparel and Merchandising Management
  • International Year One in Engineering
  • International Year One in Environmental Economics and Policy
  • International Year One in Exercise and Sport Science
  • International Year One in Food Science and Technology
  • International Year One in Forestry
  • International Year One in General
  • International Year One in Mathematics

Transfer Program

A customized program allowing students to transfer credits and apply them toward their degree.

  • Undergraduate Transfer Program

Direct Entry

If your student meets the academic and English language requirements for the degree program, they can apply directly to the university program.

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Master’s International Direct

Master’s International Direct (MID) provides comprehensive support and services for students in the first term of select graduate programs. MID students are full degree-seeking students who are issued a Direct Entry I-20 and receive additional support and services in the first semester of their degree.

Graduate Pathway

Graduate Pathway program provides a direct path to various degrees. 1-Term, 2-Term and 3-Term options available, depending on English language level.

  • Graduate Pathway in Applied Economics
  • Graduate Pathway in Bioengineering
  • Graduate Pathway in Biostatistics
  • Graduate Pathway in Chemical Engineering
  • Graduate Pathway in Civil Engineering
  • Graduate Pathway in Comparative Health Sciences
  • Graduate Pathway in Computer Science
  • Graduate Pathway in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Graduate Pathway in Environmental Engineering
  • Graduate Pathway in Environmental Sciences

Academic English

An intensive program offering students rapid progress in preparation for an academic degree.

  • Academic English

Study Abroad With English

Academic English and undergraduate courses that earn credits toward an undergraduate degree.

  • Study Abroad with English

Visiting International Student Program

A credit-bearing, intense program for students to rapidly improve English and academic skills.

  • Visiting International Student Program

Top subjects

Key rankings

Student success

  • Top 1% Computer Science Program in the US (College Factual 2018)
  • 1 of 81 public Universities with Carnegie Foundation’s Tier 1 highest Research Activity (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education (Best College Reviews)
  • #20 Environmental Science & Engineering Program (Academic Rank of World Universities 2016)
  • #41 Top Research University in the US (Best College Reviews)

Take a look at our student progression results in all programs for 2018-19:

Eligible: 85% of students who successfully completed the Pathway program and qualified for admission as degree-seeking students.
Enrolled: 98.1% of students who enrolled as degree-seeking students in their next term of degree study at their host university.

INTO North America Progression Record 2018-19, 31st of October 2019

Campus and location

1. Corvallis Campus

With its diverse population and landscape, Corvallis is ranked as one of the safest, greenest and best college towns in the US. The city offers year-round cultural and outdoor activities so you’ll always find something to do. You can take quick weekend trips to the mountains or the coast. If you decide to stay in town, you’ll enjoy the local restaurants and boutique shopping. Downtown Corvallis is only a few blocks away from campus. It is a quaint, small town and an easy place to navigate. Almost all the roads have bicycle lanes. Don’t have a bike? There’s a free bus line that can take you anywhere in Corvallis. Many festivals or events are organized throughout the year, gathering students and the entire community. Some of the most popular events in town are the Wednesday and Saturday markets. You’ll enjoy walking along the river while tasting and buying local, fresh and organic products.

2. Cascades (Bend) Campus

Named for being close to the Cascades mountain range, the OSU-Cascades campus gives you the advantages of studying at a premier research university in a personalized, small-campus environment. It’s a great option for international students looking for a full university experience in a quieter setting. Learn about American culture in a vibrant small city, explore the great outdoors and pursue a degree with the excellent resources of Oregon State University. With a student community just over 1,000, international students quickly find themselves immersed in the campus community as well as in the region’s local culture.


For students applying for direct entry to university accommodation information can be found on the university website

Student Residences

  • Convenient location
  • Supportive and involved live-in staff
  • Securely locked doors on the exterior and interior of the buildings
  • Laundry facilities, study rooms and lounges

University facilities

From the Learning Innovation Center — with a 360-degree multimedia arena classroom — to the brand new 9,300-square-foot College of Business, OSU’s campus offers the latest in technology. The new Student Experience Center is a hub for student events and activities or just simply to socialize with other students on campus. Most facilities are open any time of day.

Admission Requirements & Deadline

First-Year (Freshman) Undergraduate Admission Requirements


The OSU Office of International Admissions handles admissions for all undergraduate students, including for INTO OSU Pathway programs. For students who do not meet requirements for direct entry, Pathway programs are available. For students who need additional English language training before entering a Pathway program, Academic English will be offered followed by conditional admission to the Pathway. Please note: These entry requirements are for the 2021 academic year that starts in Fall 2020. For entry requirements that pertain to the 1920 academic school year, please visit this link for last years brochure.

 First-Year with International Direct Services
Academic Requirements3.0+ GPA
High school diploma
IB Diploma with minimum overall score of 26
IGCSE including subjects Math, English, Science, and 2 electives with 5 grades of C or better
A Levels including 2 subjects with 1 grade of C or better and 1 grade of D or better AND meet IGCSE requirements.
Language Requirements**70+
Level 5
Academic English completion
Duolingo (limited to any applications processed from Mar 27 through Fall 2020

*language scores must be less than two years old as of the start term requested 

English language score waivers for full admission to OSU:

  • SAT: evidence-based reading/writing score of 560+
  • ACTE (ACT English) – 21+
  • Two English composition courses (Writing 121+) with grades C- or better or one English composition and one Speech Communication course (Communication 111+) with grades C- or better, all from a US university.
  • IGCSE O or A Level English with a grade of C or better (provisional results not accepted)
  • IB Diploma: Language A – Language and Literature (HL) with a minimum score of 5
  • AP English L & C – minimum score of 3

Extended Admission
Students who do not meet the entry requirements for the program to which they’re applying can petition for extended admission. After supplying the required documents, the student’s admission decision will be reviewed by the university’s Undergraduate Admissions Committee for an exception. Visit the admissions appeals aka extended admissions page for more information.

Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person’s behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who are ineligible to re-enroll at any college or university that they attended within the last seven years for student conduct reasons will be automatically declined admission at OSU.  Applicants who are unable to re-enroll at a previous college or university for academic reasons will be considered for admission only if they meet OSU’s minimum academic requirements.

Tuition fees

Program Prices


All prices are estimated for the 2019-2020 academic year and are subject to change. There are 4 terms per academic year (fall, winter, spring and summer), each about 12 weeks or 3 months. Prices for the 2020-21 academic year will be made available soon.

Tuition for Academic Programs

International Year One*$12,200$24,400$31,830$38,340
Undergraduate Transfer Program*$12,200$24,400$31,830$38,340
Undergraduate Direct Entry  $31,250 
Study Abroad with English – Part 2$10,610$21,220$31,830$42,440
Visiting International Student$10,610$21,220$31,830$42,440
Graduate Pathway – MBA*$14,485$28,970$37,785 
Graduate Pathway – Other*$11,845$23,690$30,900 
Graduate Direct Entry – MBA  $40,988 
Graduate Direct Entry – Engineering  $28,080 
Graduate Direct Entry – Other  $28,080 

*1-Term and 2-Term are Accelerated programs


We support you

We are committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. Scholarship funding is available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Awards range from $500 to $24,000.

Do I qualify for a scholarship?

To be considered for this opportunity, submit your OSU application and once you have received your offer letter, ask your education counselor whether there is a scholarship available. All scholarships are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What types of scholarship are available?

Regions covered and awards available vary. Please contact your education counselor or Enrollment Services Advisor for information.

Maximum value



  • Qualify for Undergraduate or Graduate Pathway study
  • Letter of Offer
  • Based on availability according to region of the world
  • Not merit-based

To check availability, connect with your local OSU representative or contact [email protected]

Qualified applicants are automatically considered for this merit-based scholarship. The maximum value paid per year is $6,000.

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  • Fully admitted to OSU as an international transfer or first year undergraduate student
  • Completion of the international baccalaureate diploma with a score of 30 or higher or A-levels with minimum of two B’s and C
  • Non-resident tuition status
  • Renewable with a minimum GPA of 3.0; no application required for renewal
  • Available for ID, IYO, UTP, Transfer
  • New students with the full IB Diploma or three A-levels qualify for consideration

The maximum value paid per year for this merit-based scholarship is $6,000.

Maximum value



  • Available for ID, IYO, UTP, Transfer
  • No application process
  • New students with GPA of 3.5+ qualify for consideration
  • Renewable with a 3.0 GPA; no application or action required for renewal

Entering undergraduate students may apply for this scholarship. The maximum value paid per year is $10,000.

Maximum value



  • Application process based on merit and evidence of leadership
  • Available for students admitted as an International Direct student with a GPA of 3.75+
  • Applicants should submit an essay of 500-1000 words outlining their leadership experience to intladmit@ oregonstate.edu
  • Scholarship recipients will have opportunities for leadership roles during the first year of their program

Maximum value



  • ISCS scholarships are for international undergraduate and graduate students who have been in their current program for at least one academic year and have demonstrated significant financial need as an international student at OSU
  • Priority given to students in the final stages of their programs to assist in degree completion

The INTO OSU Continued Success Scholarship helps students finance studies in a full OSU graduate or undergraduate program after completing a Pathway program. This scholarship is available to students who started their pathway before summer of 2019

Maximum value



  • Students who achieve 3.75 overall cumulative GPA during Pathway program will automatically qualify for $5,000 annual scholarship towards their undergraduate or graduate degree studies
  • Students who achieve 3.50-3.74 overall cumulative GPA during Pathway program will automatically qualify for $3,000 annual scholarship towards their undergraduate or graduate degree studies
  • Undergraduate studies: The scholarship is renewable for up to 3 years for a total maximum award potential of $15,000
  • Graduate studies: The scholarship is renewable for up to 2 years for a total maximum award potential of $10,000
  • Students who achieve overall cumulative GPA will automatically qualify for annual scholarship

INTO OSU reserves the right to make final decisions regarding scholarship eligibility.


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