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University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (Nebraska) was founded in 1869 and is a proud member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Nebraska is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category and is accredited by the U.S. Higher Learning Commission. Nebraska is ranked near the top third of all national universities, both public and private, and in recent years, the university has been ranked highly for value, graduation rate, and access. THE PRINCETON REVIEW Best Value Colleges, 2023 With 150+ majors, Nebraska’s 23,000+ students learn from professors who create new knowledge, develop one-to-one connections with students, and foster a sense of community in their classes.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Colleges & Departments include:

  • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Business (#31 Best Public Business School in the US, US News and World Report)
  • Education & Human Sciences
  • Engineering (Top 100, US News and World Report)
  • Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts
  • Journalism & Mass Communications
  • College of Law
  • Graduate Studies

At Nebraska, students engage in unique hands-on learning opportunities—like internships, work-study, and pre-professional clubs. Nebraska’s Career Services office supports students through advising, employer connections, and career fairs. The state is home to a vibrant business community and seven Fortune 500 companies that connect students with internships and career opportunities.

With nearly 500 recognized student organizations Nebraska’s students make new friends and experience new cultures! Nebraska’s residence halls place students in the heart of campus within a short walk to class, multiple dining halls, the library, and outdoor parks. Nebraska’s Dining Services provides healthy meals with enriching ingredients served in sit-in and take-out settings. Nebraska has over 200,000 alumni from around the world. One of our most notable alum, Mr. Warren Buffett says, "The best investment--by far--is developing yourself.”


International Students

Admission Requirements

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln grants admission if you meet the core coursework requirements and demonstrate English proficiency. To be evaluated for academic scholarships, you must complete your application for admission and be fully admitted.

For more information, please contact the university.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024 (August Start Date)

  • Priority Deadline: November 1

  • Final Deadline: May 1

Spring 2025 (January Start Date)

  • Final Deadline December 1

Any application received after the published deadline may be placed on a waitlist. The admission committee will prioritize the waitlist based upon candidates that meet Nebraska’s assured admission requirements.

Application Fee

The USD $45 application fee is payable online with a credit card.

Required Documents

In addition to the online application and completed coursework requirements, you must submit the following documents:

  • Final secondary school transcript, signed and stamped by a principal of a secondary school

  • Secondary school certificate/diploma

  • English proficiency scores

  • Bank statement

  • Passport copy

Letters of recommendation and essays are not required for admission.

Core Coursework Requirements

  • Upper-level mathematics (4 units)

  • Natural sciences (3 units)

  • Social sciences (3 units)

  • A broad selection of coursework in English and native language (4 units)

English Proficiency Requirements

To be considered for full admittance, official scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency directly to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. International students who are non-native English speakers are required to request results to be sent from one of the following tests to demonstrate English proficiency:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    Use school code 6877 to send your score to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    Submit your IELTS test report number (TRF) by email to [email protected] with your NUID and request the testing agency to electronically and directly send results to Nebraska from the testing agency.

  • Duolingo English Test

  • SAT
    Use school code 6877 to send your score to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

  • ACT
    Use school code 2482 to send your score to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

  • Nebraska's Intensive English Program (IEP)

Graduating from a United States high school will also meet Nebraska’s English proficiency requirements OR completion of 30 semester hours (or equivalent) of degree-seeking coursework at a community college and/or college/university in the United States.

Although SAT/ACT tests are not required for admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, they may be required for entry into the College of Architecture and College of Engineering.

Note: Students suspected of submitting false English proficiency scores will be required to take the institutional English language test and may be subject to dismissal from the university.

Visa Requirements

Student Visa Application

Admitted students will receive an email from the Nebraska Office of Admissions with instructions about obtaining your I-20.

The I-20 is officially titled the “Certificate of Eligibility” and is required for your F-1 student visa application. To be issued an I-20 from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you must submit a bank statement showing sufficient support for the first year of study to your MyRED account.

Once you receive your I-20, your Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) ID is listed in your I-20. You will use your SEVIS ID to pay for your I-901 SEVIS fee online.

Make an appointment at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for your F-1 visa You will need to bring your Form I-20, passport, letter of admission, financial support documents, photos and other necessary forms to your visa appointment.

For assistance with applying for your student visa and preparing your visa interview, please contact the university.

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarship Consideration

We want to recognize you for your accomplishments with a scholarship! 96% of first-year students receive a scholarship or grant to attend Nebraska.

Apply to Nebraska with your cumulative high school GPA and ACT/SAT score (test scores are preferred; not required) to be considered for academic scholarships. Complete your application for admission by November 1 to receive your scholarship award notification on February 1.

Upload your current high school transcript in MyRED. We will offer you the best academic scholarship award possible based on either your GPA alone or the combination of your GPA and highest composite ACT/SAT score.

Please contact the university for more information.


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