International students contribute global perspectives in the classrooms and on campus, which promotes UW Bothell’s commitment to fostering a community of global learners. We believe a student body rich in diversity--culturally, socially, and economically--significantly contributes to a dynamic and vibrant learning community for all students. UW Bothell offers incredible opportunities with quality advising to help you plan your academic courses, as well as excellent career mentoring, research opportunities, multiple health and wellness programs, and numerous student organizations. We welcome students from around the world to join UW Bothell and earn an internationally recognized University of Washington degree.
International First Year
A student who has completed or will complete secondary school (high school) but has not yet attended any college or university. If you have completed high school and plan to enroll in college classes before attending the UW Bothell, you should apply as a transfer student. If you are taking college-level courses while you are still attending high school, apply as a first-year.
A student who is attending or has attended any post-secondary institution but has not yet completed a four-year bachelor’s degree. If you are planning to enroll at any college or university before attending the UW, even if it is for one term only, you will be considered an international transfer applicant.
A student who has completed or will complete a four-year bachelor’s degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling at UW Bothell.
International students currently enrolled at UW Bothell have access to limited institutional funding options such as merit based scholarships, general scholarships open to all UW Bothell students, grants that support various student experiences, and on-campus employment.
International students interested to study in a UW Bothell Graduate program should contact the program directly for admissions assistance. You can also contact UW Bothell's Center for International Education for guidance about application or immigration matters.