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Welcome, we are pleased that you are considering graduate study at the UW! The scope and quality of graduate education at our university is remarkable, as is the caliber of our graduate students.

The UW welcomes and encourages applicants from all areas of the world and actively promotes a diverse student body comprised of different ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, academic and personal backgrounds.

Understanding the Application Process

Applying for graduate school can seem like a daunting task. Where do you start? What can you expect? How does the process work? Each program is a little bit different, but we’ve put together a page to help you understand the basics of applying for a program at the University of Washington.

Learn more about the application process

International Students

International students often have very specific questions regarding language, financial requirements, and employment opportunities. We’ve put together some information to help answer your questions about being an international student at the University of Washington.

Information for International Students