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Bastyr University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Admissions at Bastyr University are mildly competitive due to the university’s selective nature. The institute has campuses in Kenmore and San Diego. The main aim of the educational courses in Bastyr University is to provide its students with in-depth knowledge of Natural Sciences, which puts it among the list of most innovative and specialized universities in the US.

Every year thousands of students apply for admission in the University but only 68% of them get admission. In fall Semester of 2018, 1,098 students enrolled in Bastyr University out of which 161 were Undergraduate students. 2% of those students are International students.

Bastyr University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nearly 25 disciplines including Health Psychology, Herbal Sciences, Nutrition and Acupuncture. Along with these courses, students can also apply for Certificate courses in Holistic Landscape Design and Chinese Herbal Medicine. 

  • Bastyr University accepts applications on a rolling basis until all available spaces are filled.
  • Students applying for a Master of Science in Nutrition must submit their application before February 1.
  • Students can apply for all other programs till March 15.
  • Bastyr University provides Financial Aid of 15,800 USD to the students every year.
  • Students must apply for Financial Aid and Scholarship before March 2.
  • All the applicants who have submitted all the documents and fees before May 1, 2020 with an overall 3.0 GPA can automatically apply for Scholarship.


Application PortalOnline Portal
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)Undergraduate programs – 60 USD
Graduate programs – 75 USD
Acceptance Rate68%
Average UGrad GPA3.32
TOEFL (iBT) score92
IELTS score6.0
Mode of PaymentMaster-Card/American Express/Visa
Letters of RecommendationRequired (Two)
Financial AidLoans and Scholarship
International AdmissionsBastyr Admissions

Bastyr University Admission Deadlines

To grab the best opportunities, it is important that the students must submit their applications prior to the international application deadlines.

MA in Counseling Psychology; MS in Nutrition; MS in Counseling PsychologyJanuary 1
Priority decisionFebruary 1
Regular decisionMarch 15

Even though priority deadlines have been met, students can contact the University if there is still space left in any of the courses.

Bastyr University International Students Admissions

Bastyr University heartily welcomes International students from all across the globe with the same hospitality as the domestic students. International students must fulfill certain requirements if they wish to study in the US. 

Admission requirements

To apply for any of the programs in the University, International students must submit following documents prior to their admission:

  • An application
  • Application fee
  • Letters of recommendation (when required)
  • Documentation of sufficient funds 
    • Total funds covering the cost of the first year of school, books and living expenses for spouse and/or children. 
    • It also involves Official Bank statements as proof of liquid assets.
  • An official evaluation of transcripts
    • Must be sent directly from a foreign credential evaluation service – Evaluation must be done by NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) 
  • A current photograph
  • A copy of passport

Optional Requirement: MCAT Score

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International students must submit scores of TOEFL and IELTS since English is the second language spoken in their country.

In the official TOEFL – Internet Based Test (iBT), students’ score should be 92. Minimum score for

  1. Speaking exam - 26
  2. Reading exam - 20
  3. Writing exam - 24
  4. Listening exam - 22

IELTSexam score of the applicant should be of 6.0.

International Student Visa

International students must apply for F1 student Visa to get admission in any of the programs offered by the Bastyr University which will ensure their stay in the country during the complete course of study. F1 Visa will not be given to the students in following conditions:

  • Dual citizenship
  • Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Valid Business Visa
  • Blood percentage of more than 50% North American Indian.

Documents required for applying for F1 visa are:

  • Valid passport
  • Form DS-160 for non-immigrant visa applications
  • Two photographs meeting the US Visa Photo Requirements
  • Proof of paid F1 visa fee
  • I-20 Form
  • Original Transcript
  • Acceptance letter from Bastyr University
  • Previous degree diplomas

After submitting all the required documents at the US Embassy, students have to attend a Visa interview. Processing time of an F1 visa is shorter than other Visas. In most of the cases, applicants get the response of Visa immediately after their interview. However, students are advised to start this process as soon as possible to avoid any delays in the whole process.

Financial Assistance

If the undergraduate students maintain an overall 3.0 GPA in second year, their one-year scholarship can be renewed. All International students are eligible for University funded Scholarship programs. 

Bastyr University International Undergraduate Programs

Bastyr University provides the students with undergraduate programs in various disciplines including Health Psychology, Nutrition and Biology.

Where to apply: Online Portal

Application Fee: 60 USD

Admission requirements:

  • Official transcript from all the schools attended
  • Application fee
  • Official Test Scores (TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Personal statement
  • Prerequisite plan

To get admission in any of the undergraduate programs, students must submit all the required documents to the University before the deadline.

Bastyr University International Graduate Programs

Bastyr University offers master’s degree programs in various disciplines including Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Midwifery and Public health. Students applying for graduate programs are eligible for non-renewable one-year scholarships.

Application Portal: Online Application Portal

Application Fee: 75 USD

Here are some specific requirements for the popular graduate courses in Bastyr University:

RequirementsMS in Acupuncture and Oriental ScienceMA in Counseling PsychologyMS in NutritionMS in MidwiferyMS in Nutrition for Wellness
Letter of RecommendationRequired (2)Required (2)Required (2)Required (2)Required (2)
Statement of PurposeNot requiredRequiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
Work ExperienceRecommendedNot requiredNot requiredRecommendedNot required
InterviewBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation onlyBy invitation only

If the students still have any doubt or query regarding the admission process, they can discuss it with the Advisor or contact on any of the two campuses of Bastyr University.


Kenmore Campus
Phone: (425) 602-3332

San Diego Campus
Phone: (858) 246-9700

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