International Students










The University of Washington Bothell is a public institution; therefore international students are not eligible for federal financial assistance. Students, their family and sponsor must assume all financial responsibility for tuition and living expenses. It is very important that applicants review the current tuition rates and the minimum financial requirements for immigration before deciding to apply for admission.

International students currently enrolled in the UW have access to limited institutional funding options such as merit-based scholarships, general scholarships open to all UW students, grants that support various student experiences, and on-campus student work positions. The following is a list of UW, national and international scholarships that students should consider applying for.

General Scholarships

UWB General Scholarship

Deadlines: November, April

Multiple scholarships ranging from $750-$3,500 are awarded to UWB students across all disciplines based on financial need and merit. Only one application is required to be considered for all available scholarships.

Natalie K. Lang International Student Scholarship

Deadlines: November, April

The International & Immigrant Student Scholarship is offered to provide tuition assistance to UWB students on an F-1 visa or those who have become permanent residents of the U.S. within the past 5 years, who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the local and/or global community, and have significant financial need. Fill out the UWB General Scholarship application. 

Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarships

Deadlines: October, January

Multiple $4,000 scholarships, paid over two quarters, are given to full-time UW undergraduate students pursuing a leadership and/or research project.

Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Deadline: April

$2,000 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate women pursuing a business related degree. Winner of the local scholarship will have the opportunity to compete at the district and national levels. 

The Meena Vashee Scholarship

Deadline: Early October

A $1,600 scholarship is awarded to one UW undergraduate student who is a survivor of domestic violence or is the child of a domestic violence survivor.

Global Scholarship Alliance

Through our scholarship program, qualifying international nurses receive academic scholarships to accredited universities in the United States. 

Western Regional Chapter Scholarship

For undergraduate, graduate and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, who are of Korean heritage studying in the US (regardless of citizenship status; including Korean nationals). 

The GSBA Scholarship Fund for LGBTQA Leaders

Deadline: January

The GSBA Scholarship Fund awards educational scholarships to undergraduate LGBTQ and Allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and who are actively involved in school and community organizations.  Scholarships range up to $11,000 annually and are meant to provide significant support to students as they pursue their educational goals. 

Pride Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Mid-January

Pride Foundation provides post-secondary educational scholarships to current and future leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and straight ally community from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Students are required to fill out one application to be eligible for over 50 scholarships. 

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund

Deadline: Mid-January

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable.  The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) Scholarship & Loan

The OAS offers both scholarship and interest-free loans to Latin American and Caribbean students to help finance their education, research or training at universities in the U.S. The interest-free loans are administered by the Leo S. Rowe Fund program, which provide funding up to $15,000. 

Scholarship Databases and Other Resources


Lists over 900 scholarships from different schools and organizations. These scholarships are available to international students and is free to search.

International Student Loans

Loan programs available to international students studying at an approved school in the United States. The student will need a co-signer that is a US citizen or permanent resident with good credit and income history, and who has lived in the US for the past two years.  You will also have to provide a valid student visa in order to finalize the loan.  You can apply for up to the total cost of education, as determined by your school, minus any other aid received. After you apply and receive credit approval for you and your co-signer, your school must certify the amount of the loan. The proceeds are then disbursed directly to the school.

International Student

A scholarship search resource for international students. Includes international financial aid and international student insurance options.

Institute of International Education

Funding for US Study Online is an extensive database of scholarships, fellowships and grants organized and maintained by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Funding for US Study includes all types of funding programs, for all levels of post-secondary study, across the full range of academic areas.


Need money for college in the USA? Use FastWeb's free scholarship search to find awards, sponsors & bursaries.  


Financial resources for undergraduate international students.  


EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.    

College Board International

A resource to help students around the world attain first or undergraduate degrees at universities and colleges in the U.S. or other parts of the globe.

Tuition Waivers

Some on-campus student employment (such as Research Assistantships for Graduate students) provide full or partial tuition waivers. Graduate students should consult with their department for further information.