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Study in Portland

All the information you need about studying in Portland as an international student.

Why study in Portland?

Despite being the US state of Oregon’s largest city, Portland maintains a community feel. It balances natural beauty and the great outdoors with busy city life, meaning you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

With many breweries located in the city, beer is big business in Portland. You can also enjoy great street food for a small price.

It’s easy to travel by bike or public transport around Portland. The city has its own international airport, with flights to Tokyo, London, and Reykjavik, as well as domestic flights across the US. Just a short drive from the city are some renowned hiking trails.

Universities in Portland

Portland is home to over 15 higher education institutions. As well as boasting some of the nation’s most up-and-coming universities, the city also features several community colleges and specialist schools.

What to study in Portland

Portland is renowned for its cutting-edge research in community health, so majors in healthcare and nursing are extremely popular.

The city also offers top-class programs in areas like business, psychology, marketing, graphic design, and painting.

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How to study in Portland

Every Portland institution has a different admissions process, so you’ll need to make an individual application to each university. Make sure you finish your secondary school education and meet the program entry requirements before applying.

If English isn’t your first language, you might be asked to demonstrate your proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS language test before being offered a place.

After receiving confirmation of your enrollment, it’s time to start applying for a US student visa.

Cost to study in Portland

Your academic fees will depend on where you study and the credits you select. However, the cost of undergraduate tuition usually ranges from $25,000 to $48,000 per year. Postgraduate tuition fees can reach up to $50,000 per year.

Most students find that an annual budget of $10,000-$15,000 covers the cost of their housing, groceries, and other living expenses.

Key facts of Portland

  • 69/41°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 2.1 million Population
  • 21 Universities
  • USA Country