International Students

We value and welcoming applications from international students! If you are applying from outside the United States, there are additional requirements and application materials.

Prior degree requirements
  • At minimum, you must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree (a four-year degree from an institution of recognized standing)
  • Evaluation of your degree will be based on:
    • The national system of education in the foreign country
    • The type of institution
    • The field of study and level of studies completed
Transcripts
  • International transcripts must be submitted in the original language.
  • Your transcript should include date of graduation and title of the awarded academic degree
  • If your transcript is not in English, you must also provide a certified English translation
  • You do not need to have your transcript evaluated for the degree by an agency
English language proficiency

Per UW Graduate School policy, you must submit a demonstration of English language proficiency if your native language is not English and you did not earn a degree in one of the following countries:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Canada
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Trinidad and Tobago

The following tests are accepted if the test was taken fewer than two years ago:

  • TOEFL
    • Minimum score: 80
    • Recommended score: 92+
    • The UW's 4-digit code is 4854
  • IELTS
    • You must request from the center where you took the test that your scores be sent electronically using the IELTS system (E-TRF) to the following address:
      • University of Washington All Campuses, Organisation ID 365, Undergrad & Graduate Admis, Box 355850, Seattle, WA, 98105, United States of America
    • Minimum score: 6.5
    • Recommended score: 7.0+
    • School information for submission:
      University of Washington, All Campuses
      Undergraduate & Graduate Admission
      Box 355850
      Seattle, WA 98195
  • Duolingo
    • Minimum score: 105
    • Recommended score: 120+
    • Follow the instructions on the Duolingo website to submit your scores
Financial ability

If apply and are offered admission to UW, you will need to submit a statement of financial ability.