Study Abroad

Financing Study Abroad

Studying abroad does not have to break your budget. With advance planning, financial aid and scholarships, most students can afford to incorporate an international experience into their university education.

Costs

The cost of studying abroad varies greatly depending on the type and location of the program you choose. In general, study abroad costs include:

  • Program tuition and fees
  • Airfare
  • UW study abroad fee
  • International living expenses
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Oncall International Travel Insurance (required for all UW students traveling abroad) and health costs

Here is a sample cost comparison of studying abroad vs. studying at UWB during Winter Quarter 2013. 

Financial Aid

All UW-approved study abroad programs are eligible for financial aid. Any federal, state, or institutional financial aid can be applied towards study abroad costs. In addition, short-term loans are a helpful tool in covering up-front expenses, such as airfare. Tuition waivers or work-study awards do not apply.

Financial Aid Revision Request

In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds) because the cost of participating in an approved study abroad program is higher than the regular cost of attendance at UW Bothell. To request a revision in your aid, submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office once you are accepted and committed to a specific study abroad program:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Official budget for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing studyabroad@uw.edu.

Scholarships

Scholarships are another financial tool that can help you cover study abroad expenses. Plan to apply for scholarships one to two quarters in advance of your study abroad experience.

Resources

Global Initiatives

Study Abroad Advising
Student Success Center, UW1-160
uwbworld@uw.edu


Natalia Dyba, Director
425.352.3261
nataliak@uw.edu
 

Student Advisors:
Lundy By
Cecilee Fernandez
425.352.5457
uwbworld@uw.edu

 

    

Study abroad programs offered at all UW campuses are available to UW Bothell students

Seattle: Office of International Programs and Exchanges


Tacoma: International Programs 

 
 

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