Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester (August to December)
    May 1
  • Spring Semester (January to May)
    October 1
  • Summer Term (Begins mid-May)
    March 1

Please note: Complete applications along with all required supporting documents must be received in the Admissions Office by the deadlines stated above.



Office of Admissions
Phone: 208-885-6326
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119

Mailing Address
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Physical/Express Mail Address
University of Idaho
709 Deakin Street SUB Rm 117
Moscow, ID 83844

Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls
Toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

International Students

Academic Requirements

International applicants are selected from those who meet academic and language requirements. Admission is dependent on credentials that demonstrate the applicant’s capacity to succeed academically at the university level. Students that do not meet our minimum language requirements can apply for conditional admission.

It is recognized that equivalents between curricula of other countries and that of the United States are essentially nonexistent. Therefore, the University of Idaho evaluates foreign courses and academic transcripts in terms of approximations.

Individual department requirements may be more rigorous than the general University of Idaho requirements. In those situations, final admission is based on the department’s decision.

  • If you are a freshman or first-year student:
    Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in your home country.
  • If you are a transfer student:
    Undergraduate applicants who have attended a post-secondary-level institution and have completed at least 14 transferable semester credits at an accredited institution must present a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for all post-secondary work. For admission into the College of Engineering, transfer students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.80. Other departments may have additional requirements. Students who have completed fewer than 14 transferable semester credits (post-secondary) must meet the freshman or first-year student requirements in addition to the transfer student requirements.

    Please note: Students transferring to the University of Idaho from another U.S. college or university MUST notify their current International Student Advisor of their plans to transfer to the University of Idaho. Please refer to the SEVIS transfer process (.pdf) for more information on this topic.

Students must submit:

  • An international application for admission.
  • $70 application fee (nonrefundable).
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Official secondary school transcripts showing subjects, marks received, and graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from secondary school, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted for early admission. External examination reports should be provided when applicable.
  • Official transcripts with subjects and marks received from any colleges or universities attended.
  • Certified, literal translations of all credentials issued in any language other than English. To find more information about the University of Idaho’s policy on academic transcripts and certified translations see the Transcripts and Translations Document.
  • A statement of the student’s activities if there has been a gap in education.

Please note: Students applying after the above stated deadlines or with incomplete files by these deadlines can still be considered for admission if they have their educational credentials evaluated by a professional evaluation service. There are five professional credential evaluation services (.pdf) from which the University of Idaho will accept evaluations.

Financial Support

In order to study in the U.S., students must also meet financial requirements (.pdf) as set by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Refer to the cost estimates (.pdf) for more information on this topic.

Students must submit:

  • An original bank statement (or letter from an appropriate official on bank letterhead) from the applicant or applicant’s sponsor if he/she is being sponsored, showing that the necessary minimum funds are available.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.

For additional information and for information on scholarships and other opportunities for financial support, please contact our International Programs Office.