Friday Harbor Laboratories

""Friday Harbor Laboratories

Do you know about the University of Washington's marine research facility located in Friday Harbor? Spend some time 75 miles northwest of the UW Bothell campus in the San Juan Islands while also earning credit towards your Biology degree requirements!

Why study at FHL?

  • Small Classes (20 students or less)
  • Coastal living, just a few steps away from the water
  • Hands-on learning both in the lab and out in the field
  • Opportunities to interact with marine scientists and learn about their research

Where will I live during the quarter?

Friday Harbor Labs feels like a marine biology summer camp! You will live in a group dorm or personal hut, and eat most meals at the campus dining hall.

How much does the program cost?

UW students attending Friday Harbor Labs pay similar tuition and fees as at UW Seattle and Bothell campuses.

Other expenses include lab, dining, and housing fees at prices similar to other UW campuses. Mary Gates Endowment Research Scholarships are available to qualified students taking research courses.

How do I apply?

UW students applying to spring or fall programs need only fill out a quick web application form and submit their transcripts.  For summer programs, a letter of recommendation and written statement are required in addition to the web form and transcripts.

More information

Visit the FHL courses page for more information on courses offered.

Visit the FHL Canvas page for a wealth of information about the island of Friday Harbor, the FHL campus, and scholarship opportunities.

For information on how you can use FHL coursework towards your degree requirements at UW Bothell, please contact the School of STEM at