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International Resources

Admission Requirements

Looking for international admission requirements? Choose a program to get detailed admission requirements for your area of interest.

English Proficiency

For admission purposes, all students must meet the English language proficiency/competency requirement.

There are several options we accept. For details, visit our English Proficiency Options page.

A waiver of this requirement is automatically granted to applicants whose education is from countries where English is recognized as an official/native language.

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Admission with pending English Proficiency

Selected programs may grant admission to applicants who qualify academically, but have not yet achieved the University of Idaho's minimum English language requirements for full admission.

Students granted admission enroll in University of Idaho's American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) to achieve the minimum language requirement and achieve the academic department’s English language requirement prior to being granted full admission and commencing their degree program. If the required level of language proficiency is not achieved within a two-year time period, applicants may petition to continue in the ALCP, and will need to reapply for admission with the Graduate Admissions Office.


  • Our graduate programs are highly competitive and therefore may not be able to accept students in the this admission category.
  • Successful completion of Advanced Level Courses in U of I’s American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) substitutes for the minimum TOEFL requirement (79).
  • Students seeking admission must submit all international application materials. Some programs/departments require submission of additional documents.
  • Contact the department to which you are applying to determine if there are additional requirements.


Foreign Credential Evaluation Services

U of I Graduate Admissions Office offers a complimentary transcript evaluation service for our applicants. The process of grade conversion consists of balancing many variables to arrive at an equitable assessment of individual achievement. Grading practices are dynamic and can vary within a given country or even within a single institution.

We will accept evaluations from professional credential evaluation services. There is a list of the five professional credential evaluation services from which U of I will accept evaluations.

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International Degree Equivalency Guide

In order to apply as a graduate student, applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.

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International Programs Office

Newly admitted international students can find information regarding visa requirements, housing information, transportation options, and other resources useful to incoming international students.

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Office of Graduate Admissions

Physical Address:

820 Idaho Avenue
Morrill Hall, Room 205
Moscow, ID 83843

Mailing Address:

University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3019
Moscow, ID 83844-3019