How to Apply: CRES International Applicants

Steps to Apply l English Language Resources l Financial Support

You are uniquely positioned to enrich our program with your perspectives and bring the skills you learn here in the CRES program back to your home country.


You are an international applicant if you:

  • Are a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States and you intend to return
  • Are in the United States on an educational, worker, or visitor visa, or are residing in your home country
  • Have filed an application for United States citizenship or permanent residency, but have not yet been granted approval

If you do not meet those requirements, you may be a domestic applicant.


The university’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides helpful information for applicants and students. ISSS can give information about scholarships, visas, pre-arrival checklist, and information about bringing dependents with you.

ISSS will also provide support to you as an enrolled student with matters such as social security numbers, drivers licenses, changes to immigration or financial status, and international student support structures.


Steps to Apply

  1. Apply through the UO Graduate School

    Application Requirements

    • 3 Letters of Recommendation

      You’ll enter the contact information for individuals who are in a position to write recommendations evaluating your potential for successful completion of the program. When possible, include at least two academic references. Your references will receive emails prompting them to submit their recommendation. You will receive an email confirmation when each reference is submitted.

    • CV or Résumé

    • Unofficial transcripts from post-secondary institutions, at which you took 12 or more credits, including the University of Oregon.

    • Statement of Interest

      In 2–4 pages outline your:

      • Interests in conflict resolution
      • Career aspirations
      • Relevant work or life experiences that have led you to apply
      • Reasons for seeking this degree
    • Academic or Professional Writing Sample

      • 5–10 double-spaced pages in length
      • Must be an accurate reflection of your writing but does not need to be related to the field of conflict resolution
      • If you do not have a recent writing sample, please contact Kata Bahnsen-Reinhardt to discuss suitable alternatives

    Strongly Recommended

    • Copy of your GRE, LSAT, GMAT, or MAT score report
    • We do not have cut-off scores and will accept score reports for tests taken within the past five years
  2. Official Transcripts and English Translations

    • Have each post-secondary institution, at which you took 12 or more credits or earned a degree from, send your official transcripts, in an unopened envelope, to the Office of the Registrar.

      Office of the Registrar
      5257 University of Oregon
      Eugene, OR 97403

      Or, for official electronic transcripts, registrar@uoregon.edu.

    • If you have not yet finished your degree at the time of application, please send your current transcripts. If you attended or are currently attending the University of Oregon, you do not need to send official versions of your UO transcripts.

    • You must include a certified official original transcripts/true copies and certified word-for-word English translations of all college or university work where a degree was earned.

    • Official degree/graduation certificates with certified English translations are also required if the degree and conferral date do not appear on the transcripts.

  3. English Language Proficiency

  4. Interview

    • An interview with a representative of the CRES Program will be scheduled with those candidates whose applications advance to the final stage of review. These interviews are conducted in person, when possible, or via Skype.

    • This is an opportunity for us to get to know you beyond what paper and numbers can tell us. We want to be sure not only that are you a good match for the program but that the program is also a good match for you. The interviews are not a test! They are a relaxed conversation.

    • Instructions will be sent to you by email once your completed application has been submitted.

  5. Financial Verification - After you've been admitted

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English Language Resources

The university offers an intensive English program for adults who want to improve their proficiency in English through the American English Institute (AEI). AEI also offers graduate courses which will prepare you to write academic papers.

American English Institute


Financial Support for International Students

Most international students are not eligible for federal student aid. (Non-US citizens may qualify for federal student aid.) The university offers a variety of scholarships for international students.

Paying for CRES