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Special Notice for All Applicants

For applicants whose native language is not English, both general English language proficiency and additional spoken language proficiency requirements must be met.

General English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants to the Michael G. Foster School of Business whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the following ways (from Graduate School Memo 8):

  1. A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States where English is the medium of instruction.
  2. A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom, where English is the medium of instruction.
  3. Submit an English language proficiency test total score of at least 92 on the TOEFL iBT (sent electronically to the University of Washington via testing center).

Additional Spoken English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants to the Michael G. Foster School of Business who are not native speakers of English must satisfy this additional English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways to qualify for the financial aid package (from Graduate School Memo 15):

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom, where English is the medium of instruction. (Note: A master’s degree does not satisfy this requirement).
  2. Submit a speaking score of at least:
    • 26 on the speaking section of the TOEFL iBT
    • 65 on the Versant English test administered at the University of Washington.

The University will not accept TOEFL scores that are more than two years old.