Multnomah University welcomes students of all nationalities. International students face many challenges as they consider pursuing a degree in the US, but the rewards are many. Furthermore, students from other cultures and backgrounds greatly enrich the life of our university.
Studying at an American university or seminary can be quite expensive. As a general rule, if you cannot cover at least 80% of the cost through sponsorship or personal financial resources, it probably will not be possible for you to attend Multnomah University.
If you are not certain of your ability to afford Multnomah, you are still welcome to apply for admission, and we will help you through the process of exploring your options.
When you have been accepted for admission and have shown proof of adequate funding, Multnomah University will send you a letter of admission and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility.” As a general rule, international students need to obtain an F-1 student visa before enrolling at Multnomah. Before applying for an F-1 visa, you may be required to pay a fee of $200, called the “SEVIS fee,” to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. You then will need to make an appointment with the American Consulate or Embassy having jurisdiction over your place of permanent residence and take your Form I-20 to them in order to be permitted to enter the United States.
All students are required to have a medical benefit plan. Read more about this on the Student Health Insurance page.