International Students

Departmental Admissions Process

Direct departmental application questions to the Director of Graduate Studies, Jeffrey Librett and make sure to check out our website for further information.

University Admissions Process

International applicants must also complete the university admission process:


satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to the University of Oregon.

Financial Statement

International students must provide evidence of financial support for all anticipated educational and living expenses for the first year of study in the United States before an I-20 can be prepared. The I-20 is the document required to apply for an F-1 student visa. Graduate applicants offered admission to the Department of German & Scandinavian typically receive a Graduate Employee (GE) contract that covers the financial requirements for the I-20. If you are admitted, the International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) office will contact you about the financial requirements. You need to submit all documents directly to the ISSS office. You can find more information on their website:

Official Transcripts

To be admitted to the Division of Graduate Studies for the purpose of seeking an advanced degree or certificate, the applicant must have an accredited degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree from an institution of recognized standing. Official transcripts with certified English translations are required.

Division of Graduate Studies Approval

The next step is the Division of Graduate Studies reviews the applications to see if all required documents have been received and all requirements have been met. The Office of Admissions will not formally admit or send an I-20 until all required documents have been received and approved.  Please note the department is not responsible for issuing the I-20.

Sending the I-20

Once admitted by the Division of Graduate Studies, the applicant will receive a letter and immigration packet from the University of Oregon. The packet can be sent by express mail. That information will be provided once the I-20 is made by the ISSS office.