Multnomah University accepts undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students from all over the world, from many different educational backgrounds. We welcome students of all nationalities. International students face many challenges as they consider pursuing a degree in the U.S., but the rewards are many. Furthermore, students from other cultures and backgrounds greatly enrich our MU community.
Bring your dedication, your drive, and your dreams.
At Multnomah University, you will be equipped with the tenacity and confidence to turn all you have toward a path toward changing the world. Here, you will achieve academic excellence and so much more.
Higher education can be a thrilling, empowering, and challenging journey. We believe that you are up for the task, and, at Multnomah, you won’t have to do it alone. You will be supported in your steps towards becoming a scholar and a servant leader; a friend and a community member; and a master of your craft. Wherever your journey takes you after you leave, at Multnomah, you will be more than a student.
Complete the application for your program of interest. International students are encouraged to complete the enrollment process at least 6 months in advance of the intended start term in order to provide adequate processing time.
Provide Multnomah with evidence of your ability to meet your educational expenses here.
You will need to complete the 2020-2021 Financial Responsibility Statement Form and submit it with documentation, such as official bank statements and tax returns.
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 will likely 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.
Schools in some countries refer to high school transcripts as “mark sheets” or “grade reports.” We are referring to a comprehensive listing of all courses and results you have completed, provided directly by the institution(s) you attended. Please note, in order for a transcript to be considered official, it must arrive in the original sealed, confidential envelope or through a secure electronic database. This is most successful if the school or institution sends them directly to us.
If your degree was completed outside the USA, you will need to have the transcript(s) showing your degree(s) reviewed by an evaluation service. We need to receive a basic evaluation stating what type of degree you earned and what kind of institution you attended. We will accept an evaluation from any business that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
We often recommend the following evaluation services:
World Education Services
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Josef Silny & Associates
International Education Research Foundation
Multnomah requires that international students score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TEOFL). This is equivalent to 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). Multnomah’s school code is 4496. You may substitute the IELTS exam if you wish, with an overall band score of at least 6.5.
This requirement may be waived for some students whose primary language is English.
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. After, you will need to make an appointment with the American Consulate or Embassy with 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.
For more about the International Student Forms.
All students are required to have a medical benefit plan. Read more about this on the Newly Admitted Students page.
International Student Financial Aid
If you need help paying for your education, you’re not alone. Multnomah University offers scholarships that international students can apply for.
Learn more about our tuition and financial aid for international students.
Seminary Prospective Student Viewbook
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Undergrad Prospective Student Viewbook
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Graduate Prospective Student Viewbook
Whether you are continuing here at MU or joining us for the first time, this viewbook will give you insight into what MU is like for our graduate students.
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