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International Students Information


Learn more about the English proficiency, visas, financial ability, and other requirements specific to international students at the University of Washington.

Application Information

Finding Fellowships

In addition to consulting our “How do I pay for graduate school?” page, you can search our list of fellowships, many of which are available to international students.

List of Fellowships

International Student Services Offices

The UW is home to over 8,000 international students representing more than 100 countries. The ISS staff at each campus advises international students with F-1 or J-1 visas who are enrolled in degree programs at the University of Washington.

International Student Services helps:

  • provide guidance on maintaining F-1 or J-1 immigration status while attending the UW
  • process F-1 and J-1 immigration benefits
  • navigate university policy and understand F-1 and J-1 visa restrictions
  • ensure university and student compliance with immigration policies
  • provide educational tools, including workshops and tutorials

For more information and to work directly with your campus’s office, please visit their website.


CIRCLE (Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange) recognizes that it can be challenging for international students to navigate the complex university ecosystem. Therefore, they collaborate with key campus partners to curate resources that will help students make the most of their graduate experience.

Visit CIRCLE's website