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 2013-14:
- Registration for Academic Year Only: about $50,000 Summer quarter registration is not necessary due to very few summer classes.
Students usually do their practica and work on their theses in the summer.
- An international student who lives outside North America and does not 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, but rarely available without
a research based public health-related MS or MPH.
- International students are not eligible for need-based aid or for resident tuition rates.
- If you are able to, provide documentation of adequate funds, qualify for a visa using personal funds, and look for an RA or TA. (1st year students not hired as EPI TA's).
- Some international students with strong biology backgrounds have found TA positions in Biology.
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
January 22, 2014