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.
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 four professional credential evaluation services (.pdf) from which the University of Idaho will accept evaluations.
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 and 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.