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Oregon State University - INTO USA

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Oregon State University (OSU) offers international students a top educational experience based in a prestigious Pacific Northwest U.S. institution.

Students can study a range of different pathway programs that help them progress to degree-level study at OSU. At the same time, they greatly enhance their English language and academic skills.

INTO in partnership with OSU offer one of the oldest and most integrated pathway programs in America. The university is committed to international education and student success and has a dedicated International Living-Learning Center. This is a dynamic hub for international student life and is where the INTO OSU Center is based.

OSU is a research-intensive university which was rated as the 41st U.S. Top Research University by Best College Reviews in 2020. It's an excellent institution for international students to start their careers, regardless of which subject area they choose. Degree programs incorporate plenty of work integrated learning and industry experiences, so students are ready to impress in the professional world.

OSU is home to more than 30,000 students with almost 4,000 international students coming from 112 countries. There are hundreds of clubs, societies and organizations to join, where students will meet many friends and enjoy student life outside of the classroom.

Corvallis is an exciting American location for international students. With tree-lined streets and colorful houses, students can enjoy authentic farm-to-table restaurants that provide a typical Pacific Northwest experience.

All essentials can be found close to campus and getting around the city is easy via foot, bike or the free bus network. Vibrant festivals are held throughout the year and twice a week there are markets where students can taste regional specialities.

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What's new

What's new

Top-ranking university

Oregon State University has been named as the 58th Most Innovative School in America, and first in the Northwest by the U.S. News & World Report 2020. OSU has also earned the following awards.

  • Number 71 Top Public Schools in the U.S. News & World Report 2021
  • Top 15 percent Best Paid Graduates PayScale Salary Report 2019
  • Number 41 Top Research University Best College Reviews 2020
  • Number 153 in National Universities U.S. News & World Report 2021

The university's online degree provision, Ecampus, was named as the number five university in the nation for online bachelor's programs.

Committed to diversity

Oregon State University has been recognized for its dedication to diversity for the third year running. It received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which celebrates colleges and universities that strive to provide a diverse and inclusive campus culture. Oregon State is the one of only two universities or colleges in Oregon to receive the award in 2020.

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Department structure

Department structure

A number of pathway programs, undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available to study at Oregon State University, where international students can develop their skills and prepare for higher education study in America.

International Direct

International Direct students will enter their program as degree-seeking students while receiving the support needed for success such including a personalized study plan and individualized advising.

Direct Entry Postgraduate

Students who meet the necessary academic requirements (bachelor's degree) and English language proficiency level can apply directly to OSU to entry onto a postgraduate program at the university.

International Year One

Students earn degree credits while improving their academic and English skills. Students can take a pathway program adapted to their English proficiency levels (up to four terms) for entry onto their undergraduate program.

Undergraduate Transfer Program

Those who have already completed college or university courses and want to transfer to Oregon State University can take the Undergraduate Transfer Program, where they transfer their university credits.

Graduate Pathway Program

This program equips international students with the academic and language skills they need to study a master's degree. They will also prepare for GMAT/GRE tests, if required by the program.

Master's International Direct (available only for Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering).

MID students are degree-seeking students who will benefit from the additional support provided to international students at OSU to help them adapt to studying in the US.

Academic English Program

Students can develop their English language, academic and critical thinking skills.

Study Abroad With English

This is a unique program where international students can study Academic English courses, experience undergraduate-level courses and earn credits, all without having to enroll in a full degree program.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for study pathway programs at Oregon State University, students need to meet a small number of entry requirements which are course and program dependent:

International Direct

Academic requirements: high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent and program-specific requirements.

English language requirements: minimum IELTS score of 6.0, a minimum TOEFL score of 70 or equivalent.

Direct Entry Postgraduate

Academic requirements: minimum GPA of 3.0, bachelor's degree (additional tests and materials may be required depending on the program).

English language requirements: minimum IELTS score of 7.0, a minimum TOEFL score of 91 (18 minimum sub-scores) or equivalent.

International Year One

Academic requirements: high school diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent and program-specific requirements.

English language requirements: minimum IELTS score of 5.0, a minimum TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent.

Undergraduate Transfer Program

Academic requirements: students need to transfer from a recognized institution with a minimum of 15-quarter or 12-semester credits, and a minimum GPA of 2.25.

English language requirements: minimum IELTS score of 5.0, a minimum TOEFL score of 50 or equivalent.

Graduate Pathway

Academic requirements: completion of first degree, diploma or equivalent, have equivalent to a GPA of 2.5 to 3.0 and specific program requirements. IELTS (6.0) and minimum TOEFL (70) or equivalent.

Master's International Direct

Academic requirements: completion of first degree, diploma or equivalent, have equivalent to a GPA of 3.0 and meet specific program requirements. IELTS (6.5 with 5.5 sub-scores) and minimum TOEFL (91 with 18 sub-scores)

Visiting International Student Program

Academic requirements: High school diploma with 3.0 GPA or completion of at least one year of study at a university overseas with a minimum 2.25 GPA.

English language requirements: minimum IELTS score of 6.5, a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (minimum 16 sub-scores) or equivalent.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

High-achieving international students may be eligible for a number of scholarships from OSU to help them with their tuition fees and other expenses. Scholarships include:

OSU Undergraduate scholarships

For International Direct, International Year One, Undergraduate Transfer Program and Transfer:

  • Provost's Scholarship for Excellence offering USD 6,000 per year for up to four years. No application is required for the award of the scholarship with academic excellence as the qualifying criteria.
  • Regional Scholarship which offers variable amounts and is a one-time award. There is no application process needed for the scholarship, with the award dependent on availability for particular regions.
  • Honorary Scholarship for Leadership is a USD 2,000 one-time scholarship. Applicants for this award will need to demonstrate academic merit and leadership.
  • Continued Success Scholarship offering USD 3,000 to USD 5,000 for up to three years. No application is needed with the award based on academic performance and GPA.

Graduate scholarships

For Graduate Pathway and Master's International Direct:

  • Regional Scholarship which offers variable amounts and is a one-time award. There is no application process required for the award which is dependent on availability for particular regions.
  • Continued Success Scholarship offering USD 3,000 to USD 5,000 for up to two years. No application is needed with the award based on academic performance and GPA.

Students are encouraged to contact the university to get more information on each scholarship, eligibility requirements and criteria. Students must be accepted by the university before they are able to receive a scholarship.

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INTO OSU students can use all of the fantastic facilities and resources found throughout campus.


The extensive libraries are open 24/7 via chat, email and telephone, where librarians can answer all student questions. Students can check the university website for in-person library access and availability.


Exercise facilities are in abundance. There is a campus gym, 23-meter pool and a 13-meter climbing wall. Students have access to the Dixon Recreation Center, and can join one of the many intramural sports teams.


OSU's student halls of residence are perfect for international students to feel relaxed and meet lots of new people. Halls are close to classrooms and campus facilities, and are equipped with kitchen and lounge areas. Rooms are fully furnished and single gender areas are available. Live-in staff and resident advisors can help with any accommodation-related issues. Packages include meal plans too.


On campus there are more than 30 restaurants for students to choose from. Options accommodate for all dietary requirements and preferences. Students can enjoy a wide variety of different cuisines, and those with dining plans can use their credit at any vendor.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Pathway success

OSU offers unrivalled opportunities for international students who wish to study higher education at a U.S. institution, but can't quite meet the entry requirements. In 2018 and 2019, 85 per cent of all OSU pathway students successfully completed their programs and were eligible to progress to degree-level study at Oregon State University.

Degree study at OSU

It pays to progress to study for a degree at OSU. Graduates from the university with a bachelor's degree are in the top 15 percent of paid graduates in America (PayScale College Salary Report 2019).

During degree programs, students can benefit from the career-enhancing services OSU has to offer. The university helps students find prestigious work experience and internship placements which help them to stand out in the professional job market.

More than 130 companies participate in OSU's internship program. MECOP provides paid placements for students in areas of engineering, tech and business with industry giants such as Boeing, HP, Oracle and Intel.

Student Reviews

''Engineering students here at OSU shocked me. Everyone has experience and passion for what they do, and students have the ability to question what professors teach in class. That is a totally different learning experience from Taiwanese universities where we are just trying to get our degree.'' Han-Ting, Taiwan - MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Established in 2008, INTO Oregon State University is one of the oldest and most integrated Pathway programs in the US. It works in partnership with the Oregon State University to offer high-quality university preparation programs for international students. The center?s academic English, International Year One and Graduate Pathway programs help students transition to a US degree program.

OSU commitment to international education is evident in the purpose-built five-story International Living-Learning Center, which is a vibrant global hub of student life and educational activity and houses the INTO OSU Center. This state-of-the-art facility dedicated to global learning provides students with an inspiring and dynamic environment where they live, learn and socialize. The building features modern, furnished accommodations for domestic and international students, classrooms and well-equipped communal spaces.

INTO OSU provides services such as personalized academic, language and cultural support, targeted tutoring and self-study learning support resources, airport pickup, comprehensive orientation, and social events and trips around Oregon.

Several language and cultural support services are offered by OSU including the Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program and cultural adjustment support services. The center has language and cultural advisors who speak a number of languages to assist international students. INTO OSU students have full access to all of the facilities and resources on campus that includes different caf?s and restaurants, gym, swimming pool, climbing wall and the library which is open 24 hours during the week.

Oregon State University (OSU) combines quality academics with an engaging student community drawn from all 50 US states and more than 100 countries.
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