International Applicants

International Applicants to UW Bothell MBA Programs

International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. International applicants include students who hold U.S. visas, such as F-1, J-1 Exchange Visitors, 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.) To find more helpful information on the international student visas, please visit the International Services Office (ISO) web site.

International applicants are required to provide additional application materials and information when they apply to UWB MBA programs, as described below. Due to the extra time needed for processing, international applicants for the UWB MBA Programs are strongly encouraged to apply before March 31, 2015.

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the UW Bothell. Every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Information on the different avenues by which an applicant can demonstrate English Language proficiency can be found at the UW Graduate School website for international applicants.

Proof of Financial Ability

International applicants must submit the Statement of Financial Ability Form with supporting official financial documentation showing adequate financial resources to cover the cost of at least the first year of study before a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or IAP-66) can be issued. The UWM MBA tuition for international non-resident students in the 2014-15 academic year is $28,938 (U.S. dollars). After adding in health insurance, room & board, supplies & personal expenses, the first academic year cost of study is approximately $49,000.

The University of Washington will issue the I-20 or IAP-66 forms only after a student is officially admitted, financial ability is confirmed, and an enrollment deposit is received. These I-20 or IAP-66 forms are required to obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa at a US consulate.

Transcripts and Degree Conferral

TWO official copies of both your academic record and the diploma or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree are required. If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document. A school administrative officer of the institution from which the degree was received must certify official copies of credentials.

International Applicants Residing in the United States

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


Application Process

Kathryn Chester
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
UW Bothell MBA Programs

MBA Program Information

Vicki Tolbert
MBA Recruiter
UW Bothell MBA Programs

Prospective International Student Information

Please visit UWB International Student Services

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