CRES International Applicants

International students are uniquely positioned to benefit from our program and to carry the fruits of their studies into the wider world.  As well, their varied perspectives add great value and richness to the Master’s Program.  The CRES Program welcomes international students.

The UO Office of International Programs has much helpful information for prospective international Graduate Students, including information about visas, a pre-arrival handbook, information for bringing any dependents with you, international student orientation, and more.  If you are an international student considering our program and the University of Oregon, you can get more information at here.


The Application Procedure page explains the departmental application requirements.  For information on the following international applicant details, please see the Graduate School website

Financial Assistance

Unfortunately, most international students are not eligible for UO financial aid (federal student aid).  But some non-U.S. citizens do qualify for federal student aid.  To check your eligibility for aid, visit For CRES tuition costs, please see CRES Tuition and Financial Aid.

University scholarships and other financial aid resources for international students can be found at:

For other external scholarship, fellowship, and/or funding resources please review the LL.M. Scholarship & Financial Aid page

Graduate Employee (GE) (Formerly Graduate Teaching Fellowship/GTF) Positions

International students who complete the English language requirement are eligible for graduate employee positions. 

To view open GE positions, check
To learn more about the English language requirement –

University Health Center

The University Health Center offers students a broad variety of programs and services including primary medical care, psychiatry, dental care, sports medicine, physical therapy, allergy services, travel medicine, a on site laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray services.  Please note dependents cannot receive care at the Health Center.  Please visit the Health Center’s website for international students to learn about the UO health requirements, translation guides for common medical terms, international student immunization requirements and more.

Language Resources

The University also houses the American English Institute (AEI) to which students and professionals come from around the world to attend AEI’s Intensive English Program for adults who want to improve their proficiency in English. The program prepares students for academic work at the University of Oregon or similar academic institutions or for professional activities in business and other fields. More information can be found at

In addition to its Intensive English Program, the American English Institute provides courses for international students who are not native speakers of English who have enrolled at the University of Oregon. These AEIS courses include Reading and Vocabulary, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. Students may take these courses while they take other courses at the university. You can get more information at

Additional Resources

Additional resources are available on the Student Resources and Frequently Asked Questions pages.

If you have any questions about applying as an international student, don't hesitate to contact us.