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International Applicants: Undergraduate Studies

International students are encouraged to apply for admission at Willamette University.

Admission Requirements

In addition to following the standard application process, international students must meet and provide the following requirements:

  • International applicants must submit a photocopy of the name/photo page of their passport showing their image and the correct spelling of their name.
  • An international applicant must demonstrate their English language proficiency to satisfy immigration policies. Proficiency may be demonstrated through any one of the following methods.
    • International Applicants Whose Native Language is English Applicants who are fluent in English because it is their first language, need not take any further action to demonstrate proficiency. This includes, but is not limited to, applicants who are from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand or who coupled a bachelor’s or advanced degree in a country where the primary and dominant language is English and English was the language of instruction of the school.
    • Official TOEFL of 88 or IELTS of 6.5. The TOEFL code for Willamette is 4954.
  • Financial Requirements Applicants must be able to show they have sufficient resources to fund educational and living expenses for one year of the program and provide the following:
    • A completed Statement of Financial Responsibility form
    • Official bank verification of funds (written in English), showing that you and/or your sponsor have sufficient resources to cover educational and living expenses for one year of the program, or
    • A financial guarantee letter from any government scholarship you have been awarded.

Official bank verification of funds (written in English) and a photocopy of the name page of your passport are required to issue the Form I-20 and must be received in order to accept an offer of admission. However, they are not required for admission consideration.

Please contact our admissions staff for further information.

Willamette University strives to maintain a tolerant, inclusive atmosphere for students from all backgrounds and nationalities.

Key Dates

Keep up-to-date with our application deadlines. We know it’s a big decision, which is why we offer multiple options to best fit your situation.

Early Action (Non-binding)

  • Application Due
  • Admission Decision
  • Enrollment Deposit Due

Early Decision (Binding)

  • Application Due
  • Admission Decision
  • Enrollment Deposit Due

Regular (Non-binding)

  • Application Due
  • Admission Decision
  • Enrollment Deposit Due
Binding: You've committed to enroll if offered a place Non-binding: You can decide on the regular enrollment calendar

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