Study abroad at Portland State University
Portland State University (PSU) is a multi-award-winning public university based in the US state of Oregon. Renowned for its innovative spirit and pioneering research, PSU develops students’ creativity, nurtures curiosity, and encourages you to push boundaries.
PSU’s eight schools combine to offer over 120 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Although the choices are vast, programs in engineering, computer science, business, social science, and performing arts are amongst the most popular.
The University’s 50-acre campus features bright learning spaces, modern residence halls, beautiful outdoor spaces, and an impressive 3,000-seat sports arena where you can show your support for the Viking basketball and volleyball teams.
Joining one of the 200 student clubs or 15 NCAA Division I athletic clubs will make your study abroad experience even more memorable.
Why study at PSU?
- Best college location in America
PSU was voted the US’s best college location (Niche, 2020)
PSU is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s most innovative universities (US News & World Report, 2019)
- Value for money
PSU is Oregon’s most affordable research university (Best Value Schools, 2019)
- Earning potential
PSU graduates earn an average salary of $49,000 one year after graduation
Life as an international student
With 1,542 international students selecting Portland State University as their home from home, PSU is proud of its status as one of the nation’s most diverse universities.
The door to the University’s international student services office is always open if you’re looking for some professional advice or support. They can help with things like your immigration status, passports, finances, and navigating your new surroundings.
If you’re not a native English speaker but want to improve your fluency, the University offers an intensive English language program. You can also schedule appointments with the writing center or learning center if you need some additional support with your assignments.
Living in one of the University’s nine on-campus residence halls is a great way to immerse yourself in University life and explore everything PSU has to offer.
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Fees and Funding
- Undergraduate tuition
USD$23,709 / year
International Achievement Scholarship
The International Achievement Scholarship is awarded to new international undergraduate students on the basis of their academic achievement. Students who maintain high academic standing may receive renewed funding for up to four years.
Eligible students typically have entering grade point averages (GPA) of at least 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 grading scale.
Award Amount: up to $4,500 annually
Honors Laurels Tuition Remission Scholarship
First year and transfer students who apply by Dec. 1 are automatically considered for Honors Laurels Scholarships of up to $3,000 per year
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, United States
Portland, Oregon is a cool place to live, work and study. It’s why Niche named Portland State University as one of the nation’s top college locations. The downtown campus is in the middle of a thriving city and only a short drive to both snow-capped peaks and the Pacific Ocean.