Funding for International Students
It is very difficult for an international student to find funding for the first year, especially if s/he cannot visit the
Department to meet
- Look for funding outside the University of Washington immediately!
- Some appropriate links are listed under Fellowships and below.
- The University of Washington requires evidence of sufficient funds in order for International Students to be
admitted. Funds required for 2010-11 Admission::
- Registration for full Calendar Year: $58,607
- Registration for Academic Year Only: $44,373 Summer quarter registration is not necessary due to very few summer classes.
- An international student who lives outside North America and doesn’t have significant personal or outside funding will find it
difficult to enroll.
- Essentially no fellowships or traineeships offered through the Department are open to international students. (RA positions are possible.)
- International students are not eligible for need-based aid or for resident tuition rates.
- Nine-month RA positions at the master’s level are not adequate to meet the financial requirements of international students. An international student who is awarded a 9-month master’s level RA position must demonstrate approximately $13,000 in personal funds if s/he plans to register in summer quarter, or approximately $8,000 to register for the academic year only.
- If you are able to, provide documentation of adequate funds, qualify for a visa using personal funds, and then look for an RA.
Links to Possible International Student Non-UW Fellowships - Consult the websites below a year or more in advance of enrollment, if possible.
Types of Funding Available
How to Select and Contact Faculty to Look for a Research Assistant (RA) Position
Benefits Information for RAs and TAs at the UW
Tuition and Residency Information
Accepting a Funding Offer
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This page was last updated on
September 17, 2010