University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, MS1250, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. View Map

(208) 885 4599

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About The University

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho was the first public university in the state of Idaho. It is Idaho's only land-grant institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year.

The student population of 12,000 includes over 700 international students from more than 80 countries.

  • Recognized by Forbes magazine as among the "Top 25 Value Colleges" in the nation
  • Maintains an 18-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio to ensure students receive the personal attention and support they need to have a transformational learning experience
  • Offers a highly engaged residential campus and quintessential college town that provide a dynamic 24/7 living and learning environment that rivals that of all major public universities in America
  • 700 international students from 68 countries
  • 13% increase of international students compared to Fall 2011
  • 12% of all graduate students are international students

Living Around The University

The University of Idaho is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so beautiful it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Just minutes away from the forests, rivers and lakes of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to more than 24,000 residents and a wide range of student-minded businesses. In fact, Men’s Journal named this “hip little city” one of the nation’s five best places to live among college towns.

Art galleries, movie theatres, coffee shops and restaurants line the streets. In addition to popular drive-thrus, Moscow offers a huge co-op with organic and natural foods, Northwest-style pubs, as well as locally owned Italian, French, Mexican and Chinese eateries.

The University of Idaho is ranked in the top 30 in the nation as a "great university to hit the books and backcountry" by Outside magazine. Living in Moscow will put you just minutes from opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, biking, climbing, camping and more.

Course Information

Recognised for Entry

NCC Education Qualification Specific Entry Requirements Progression routes available
International Foundation Year Successful completion of the programme with overall pass
IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
Eligible for apply for first year entry to:
Accounting (BS)
Advertising (BA/BS)
Agribusiness (BA/BS)
Agricultural Economics (BS)
Agricultural Education (BS)
Agricultural Science, Communication and Leadership (BS)
Agricultural Systems Management (BS)
Animal and Veterinary Science (BS)
Anthropology (BA/BS)
Architecture (BS)
Art Education (BS)
Art (BA)
Biochemistry (BS)
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BS)
Environmental Science (BS)
Biology (BA/BS)
Broadcasting and Digital Media (BA/BS)
Business and Marketing (BS)
Career and Technical Education (BS)
Chemical Engineering (BS)
Chemistry (BS)
Child, Family and Consumer Studies (BS)
Civil Engineering (BS)
Clothing, Textiles and Design (BS)
Computer Engineering (BS)
Computer Science (BS)
Dance (BS)
Early Childhood Development and Education (BS)
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Economics (BA/BS)
Electrical Engineering (BS)
Elementary Education (BSEd)
English (BA)
Environmental Science (BS)
Exercise Science and Health (BS)
Finance (BS)
Fire Ecology and Management (BS)
Fishery Sciences (BS)
Food and Nutrition (BS)
Food Science (BS)
Forest Resources (BS)
French (BA)
General Studies (Bachelor of)
Geography (BS)
Geology (BS)
History (BA)
Industrial Technology (BS)
Information Systems (BS)
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA/BS)
Interior Design (B)
International Studies (BA)
Journalism (BA/BS)
Landscape Architecture (BS)
Latin American Studies (BA)
Management and Human Resources (BS)
Marketing (BS)
Materials Science Engineering (BS)
Mathematics (BS)
Mechanical Engineering (BS)
Microbiology (BS)
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BS)
Music (B/BA/BS)
Natural Resource Conservation (BS)
Operations Management (BS)
Organizational Sciences (BS)
Philosophy (BA/BS)
Physical Education (BS)
Physics (BS)
Political Science (BA/BS)
Psychology (BA/BS)
Public Relations (BA/BS)
Rangeland Ecology and Management (BS)
Recreation (BS)
Renewable Materials (BS)
Secondary Education (BS)
Sociology (BA/BS)
Spanish (BA)
Studio Art & Design (BFA)
Sustainable Crop and Landscape Systems (BS)
Theatre Arts (BFA)
Theatre (BA/BS)
Virtual Technology and Design (BS)
Wildlife Sciences (BS)

How to Apply

Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in your home country.

Undergraduate applicants who have attended a post-secondary-level institution and have completed at least 14 transferable semester credits at an accredited institution must present a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for all post-secondary work. For admission into the College of Engineering, transfer students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.80. Other departments may have additional requirements. Students who have completed fewer than 14 transferable semester credits (post-secondary) must meet the freshman or first-year student requirements in addition to the transfer student requirements.

Students must submit:

  • An international application for admission.
  • $70 application fee (nonrefundable).
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • Official secondary school transcripts showing subjects, marks received, and graduation date. If you have not yet graduated from secondary school, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted for early admission. External examination reports should be provided when applicable.
  • Official transcripts with subjects and marks received from any colleges or universities attended.
  • Certified, literal translations of all credentials issued in any language other than English. To find more information about the University of Idaho’s policy on academic transcripts and certified translations see the Transcripts and Translations Document.
  • A statement of the student’s activities if there has been a gap in education.