Bushnell University welcomes applications from students of other countries.

Bushnell University welcomes students from around the world to our campus in Eugene, Oregon. Below you will find information on everything you need to know before you arrive in the US. If you have any questions about your immigration documents or preparing for your arrival, our Admission Counselors are here to help. Recent international students have joined us from Brazil, Denmark, China, Mexico, Romania, El Salvador, South Korea, and Canada.

International Application Process

  1. Submit a free online application
  2. Submit official transcripts
  3. Demonstrate English proficiency
  4. Submit a letter of recommendation
  5. Provide documentation of financial support
  6. Interview with Admissions Committee as applicable

Transcript Evaluation Process

Official transcripts for all secondary or high schools, colleges and universities must be evaluated by an approved international credentialing service. Please submit all foreign transcripts to a NACES approved credentialing service. All student-athletes must have foreign transcripts evaluated by InCred in order to be approved for athletic eligibility within the NAIA (National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics). This evaluation will take approximately two to four weeks so please plan accordingly. Documents sent directly to the university without evaluation are considered unofficial and will not be acceptable for an admissions decision.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to submit official exam results demonstrating English proficiency. We accept the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS with minimum passing scores as follows:

  • Computer-based TOEFL: 173
  • Paper-based TOEFL: 550
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 80
  • ACT Composite: 19
  • SAT Composite: 900
  • IELTS: 6.0

Students wishing to use the American English Institute or English as a Second Language program completion to demonstrate English proficiency will need to provide Bushnell with official transcripts from the program.

International Student Scholarship

An undergraduate International Student Scholarship of $12,000 is awarded to international students who provide a recommendation letter from a leader in their church or community. This scholarship is in place of academic scholarships. International Students do not qualify for the domestic student academic and leadership scholarship model.

Financial Support Documentation

According to the U.S. government, all applicants must demonstrate they have sufficient funds to pay tuition costs and living expenses while at Bushnell University. As a part of the application process, international applicants must submit current and reliable documentation of their ability to pay the full cost of education and living expenses for the entire degree program. You must send a bank statement or certificate of balance prepared within the last six months or a scholarship letter with your application as proof of our financial resources. Financial documentation and admission to the University is required to receive an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility).

Admitted Students: Next Steps

First-Time Students: Your Next Steps

  1. Submit copy of your valid passport
  2. Submit financial documentation- proof of financial support. This includes official bank statements, sponsorship letters and financial certification form
  3. Confirm mailing address with Bushnell University Office of Admissions for I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) mailing
  4. Pay your SEVIS Fee- You will need to do this prior to having your Visa Interview Appointment
  5. Apply for F-1 Visa and set up an appointment at your closest US Embassy
  6. Submit Bushnell University Enrollment Forms
  7. Submit Tuition Deposit – $200 tuition deposit & $100 housing fee

Transfer Students from Current US Institutions: Your Next Steps

  1. Submit copy of your valid passport
  2. Submit copy of your current I-20 and Visa
  3. Submit financial documentation – proof of financial support. This includes official bank statements, sponsorship letters and financial certification form
  4. Confirm mailing address with Bushnell University Office of Admissions for I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility) mailing
  5. When you have completed the last courses at your current institution, request the transfer of your SEVIS record for Bushnell University to gain access and issue you a new I-20
  6. Let Bushnell University know if you will be traveling out of the US prior to starting school to request a travel signature
  7. Submit Bushnell University Enrollment Forms
  8. Submit Tuition Deposit – $200 tuition deposit & $100 housing fee

Where to Submit Application Materials

Office of Admissions
Bushnell University
828 East 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
United States

Payment Information

International Students are required to submit a tuition deposit to secure their spot prior to class registration through Bushnell University’s Admitted Student page. International students will also be required to make a payment prior to entering the country towards their first semester tuition. This should be done via wire transfer or payment through a US bank account. Contact the Business office by emailing Darcy Nolte for the wire transfer instructions to make your first payment.

Getting Started Information

Read through our International Student Welcome Guide for more information about Bushnell University, Eugene, and traveling to the United States.

Preparing for Departure

  • Travel with your passport, visa and I-20  in your carry-on luggage. You will be inspected at the port of entry before you claim your checked baggage.
  • Keep the things that are important to you such as prescription eyeglasses, a bilingual dictionary, and medication, etc. in your carry-on luggage.
  • To avoid unnecessary delays, make sure your ticket is confirmed at least one month before the day you are required to arrive.
  • Government-sponsored students and those sponsored by private organizations should work together with their sponsors every step of the way.
  • Arrive at the airport about three hours before the intended flight and make sure your schedule allows sufficient time for connecting flights.
  • Carry sufficient money for unexpected expenses or events, such as missing your flight. You may also want to carry an extra change of clothing in your carry-on luggage in case of unexpected delays.
  • Bring snacks, you will want them for any delays in flights and once you arrive to the US as your body adjusts to the time change.
  • Learn about US health care
  • Learn about the transition into life at Bushnell University in Eugene, Oregon

Estimated Undergraduate Cost

Total Estimated Cost:$42,370
Total Estimated Cost Including Travel:$45,340-$46,340
Tuition & Technology Fee:$32,320These numbers are based on block tuition for one full academic year of schooling which includes two semesters (12-18 credits per semester) and an annual technology fee.
On-Campus Housing:$10,050This cost covers a Double Occupancy Dorm Room with full meal plan or a Double Occupancy Apartment partial meal plan. The cost also includes laundry, utilities, and an annual housing fee for the academic year. Students live on-campus through the age of 21 in either a dorm or an apartment.
Books & Supplies:$900This cost varies based on the courses in which you are enrolled. *Not directly billable to Bushnell University*
Health Insurance:$1,000All students are required to purchase health insurance if theirs is not valid in the US. Health insurance is not provided by Bushnell University. This is an estimated cost based on an average health plan. *Not directly billable to Bushnell University*
Personal Expenses & Travel:$2,970-$3,970This is a cost provided for personal planning purposes and does not represent a direct cost of attending the University. This represents typical expenses a student may incur during their college experience: travel from home country to US, local transportation, new clothing, personal items, laundry, going to a movie, buying snacks, etc. The first month in the United States demands more financial outlay than any other single period. We recommend an additional $1,000 should be available to meet these expenses.
Athletic Fee:$225This fee is paid once at the beginning of the school year and only applies to student athletes.
Parking Fee:$300 This fee is paid once at the beginning of the school year. This grants you a year-long parking permit with access to the main parking lot adjacent to the Morse Event Center (MEC).