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International and Permanent Resident Applicants

International students (non-U.S. citizens currently living outside the U.S.) must have a visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. International applicants include individuals who hold U.S. visas, such as F-1, H-1, any dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications.  (You are not an international applicant if you hold a U.S. “Green Card or Immigrant” status.) NOTE: Not all visa types are eligible to enroll in the EMBA Program.

Please note that permanent resident applicants may still be subject to the English proficiency requirement as stipulated below regarding the English language proficiency requirement.

International applicants are required to provide additional application materials and information when they apply to the University of Washington Graduate School.  When you have submitted an on-line Graduate School Application and paid the application fee, you will see a detailed check list of requirements.

International applicants must meet the following requirements and conditions in addition to the previously listed criteria:

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Information regarding the English language proficiency requirement is available on the UW Graduate School Web site.

TOEFL Information: The minimum score needed is 580 on the TOEFL or 92 on the TOEFLiBT. TOEFL scores are valid for two years and must be sent directly to the University of Washington (school code 4854). For testing information including test centers, contact TOEFL/ETS Services at [email protected] or call 877.863.3546. For registration information and testing locations, call 800.468.6335 or visit www.toefl.org.

For Foster EMBA admission, TOEFL testing must be completed by June 1.

Application Deadlines

Due to the time needed for processing, international applicants are strongly encouraged to apply well before the April 1 application deadline.

International Applicants Residing in the United States

International applicants residing in the U.S. follow the same application procedures as those residing outside the United States.