Support for International Students in Oregon

Oregon Colleges UniversitiesStudent support services

Study Oregon colleges and universities offer an extensive array of student support services to ensure that your college years are successful. In most instances, student services include academic advising, tutoring, visa and immigration advising, career counseling, on campus housing and dining, health centers, recreational facilities and more.

Safe and Friendly, Inspiring and Eclectic

Your college experience is an exciting and important time of your life. In addition to student clubs and leadership opportunities, most Study Oregon member campuses provide students with a wide range of extracurricular activities, cultural events, athletics, and internship opportunities (approval required), ensuring an environment that is both fun and rewarding. Be sure to explore the student support services, sometimes referred to as Student Affairs, which are available at your schools of interest.

Transfer Credit in Oregon

Oregon’s two-year community colleges and four-year universities work closely together to enable students to transfer successfully from one type of institution to another. In fact, Oregon has two unique degrees to assist students in transferring between community colleges and universities: The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) and the Associate of Science/Oregon Transfer Degree in Business (AS/OT-Bus). These degrees complete the general education requirements and allow students to be admitted as third year students to any Oregon public university and many private colleges and universities in Oregon and in other states. The admission requirements and number of courses that transfer can vary by institution, so it is best to research the requirements of your proposed 4-year university well in advance and meet with your community college advisor to ensure that you are well positioned to continue toward your goal. To learn more about each Study Oregon member institution’s policies regarding TRANSFER CREDIT, use these quick links:

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Oregon College and University Scholarships

Many of our member institutions award scholarships specifically for international students and/or for academically meritorious applicants. Visit our quick link to view individual member institutions’ websites.

International Cultural Service Program

Established in the early 1980s, the International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) is both a scholarship program and community service opportunity available at five of Oregon’s public universities. For the recipients, ICSP is a wonderful way to help fund studies, develop leadership and communication skills, and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds in cities and towns surrounding the campus. For further information be sure to visit the appropriate public university website.