You have several options for admission to U of I as an international student:
- Undergraduate Admission: If you are seeking an undergraduate degree (bachelor’s) from the University of Idaho and you meet both the academic performance and language test score minimums, apply for regular admission.
- Graduate Admission: If you are seeking a graduate degree (master’s or doctorate) from the University of Idaho, please visit the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more about degree programs, academic and language requirements (determined by each individual department) and application procedures.
- Conditional Admission (undergraduate and graduate students): If you meet our academic performance minimums, but do not meet our English language proficiency minimums, apply for conditional admission.
- Global Student Success Program (undergraduate and graduate students): If you do not meet the requirements for undergraduate, graduate or conditional admission, you may qualify for the Global Student Success Program. GSSP is for international students who could benefit from extra support. The program is available for all undergraduate degrees and a select number of master’s degrees.
- Exchange Student Admission: Exchange students visit the University of Idaho as full-time students for a period of usually one or two semesters on an exchange agreement between the University of Idaho and their home institution or with an exchange organization.
Undergraduate Academic Requirements
A 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. Students must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country.Accepted Credit
International Baccalaureate Credit
General Certificate of Education
Global Assessment Certificate
AP and CLEP Credit
Graduate Academic Requirements
Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must meet criteria set by U of I Graduate Admissions, as well as individual academic departments.
The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for students for whom English is not their primary language. The substitutions are considered to be equivalent to a TOEFL score of 525/70 and are available only for undergraduate students applying for admission in degree and non-degree seeking programs.
- Completion of the University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program (ALCP)
- SAT evidence based reading & writing minimum score of 550 (SAT taken March 2016 and after)
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 70
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
- See more accepted programs and countries eligible for waivers on the Language Requirements list.