International Applications

In addition to the general requirements outlined on this website, international applicants must meet the following requirements:

Valid Proof of English Language Proficiency

Minimum required official score, achieved within the last two years, on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE).

If taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). NUNM requires a score of 550 on the written exam, or 213 on the computer exam, and 80 on the internet-based test. NUNM’s institutional TOEFL code is: 4528

If taking the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) exam, NUNM requires a minimum score of 6.0.

If taking the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE), NUNM requires a minimum score of 53.


Please submit all transcripts that are not from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college for a course-by-course evaluation. Transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency (listed below). Transcripts from Canadian colleges do not require a third-party evaluation; however, transcripts in French must be attached with an official translation to English.

  1. International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
  2. World Education Services, Inc.

Certificate of Finance

Upon admission, please complete an international student Certificate of Finance. This satisfies visa application requirements by verifying adequate financial resources to cover the anticipated period of study.

Visa Requirements

Please contact the Registrar’s office to discuss Visa requirements.


NUNM Housing resources

Andeo International Homestays. Apply to live with a host family! Andeo is a service for international students in Portland (not sponsored or endorsed by NUNM)

English Language Practice and Learning

Directory of local language schools

Search for language practice groups by zip code (This is also a great way to meet people outside of NUNM)

Request an NUNM student tutor via Moodle.

Residency and Immigration

Air travel and Customs information. If needed, you can request proof of your U.S. entry and exit dates through this website.

Student Visa information

Establishing Oregon residency through the Department of Motor Vehicles

Search for Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions


Driver’s License General Information

Health Insurance

NUNM does not offer student health insurance. Students are solely responsible for meeting federal regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act. If you are moving from out of state and need resources for finding Oregon insurance please contact the Office of Student Life.

Apply for health insurance through Oregon Health Care.

The Coalition of Community Health Clinics can help students navigate the application process for Oregon Health Plan (OHP). Contact them at 503.546.4991 or email them at

Video: Understanding The US Health Care System

Social Security Information

A Social Security Number is needed if you plan on holding a job while in the United States. For more information on obtaining a Social Security Number please visit:

US Government Social Security website

Additional information for students