International students

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.

An international student is an applicant who is not a United States citizen or permanent resident and plans to attend a college, university, or other post-secondary education institution in the U.S. This includes applicants that hold U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or other nonimmigrant classifications.

New International Students

As a new international student, you will participate in the full orientation process that all students take part in. In addition, you must attend a F-1 Visa Immigration Session and complete a mandatory Immigration Check-in. You will attend this session as part of your Advising & Orientation session. Through interactive sessions with other UWB international students and your International Students Advisors, you will gain valuable insight and resources to help you be successful during your time at UW Bothell. Whether you have studied in the U.S. before or if it is your first time in the U.S., you will find these sessions helpful in understanding your student visa’s benefits and opportunities at UW Bothell for you!

Find out more about the F-1 VIsa Immigration session at the link below.

Contact the Office of International Student Services (ISS)