Master of Nursing

International applicants


International applicants must have a visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. This include students who hold U.S. visas such as F-1 Student Visa, J-1 Exchange Student , H-1B Visa, any dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications.

F-1 visa notification

Applicants holding an F-1 visa are not eligible to enroll in this program due to the requirement that a student on a F-1 visa must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 credits per quarter. At this time the program does not meet this requirement. For more information, please contact the UW Bothell Center for International Education

International student adviser

Jen-Kim.jpgJen Kim 

Application and materials

Due to the extra time needed for processing, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the April 1st application deadline. In addition to the Master of Nursing admission requirements and material, international applicants must meet the following requirements per the Graduate School.

Demonstrate proficiency in English 

This is required for every applicant whose native language is not English. Review the options to meet this requirement.

Proof of financial ability and the UW I-20 for F1 visa

 Per U.S. immigration law, admitted students who require an F1 student visa must demonstrate sufficient financial resources for the first year of study. Review how to meet this requirement for UW Bothell.

Submit documents in English for transcript review and degree conferral 

  • 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 or the applicant may use an Evaluation Services. See a list of transcript evaluation services available in the U.S. 
  • An unofficial transcript may be utilized for the purpose of the application review. If admitted, the Graduate School will require an official copy for review (if a hard copy is reviewed in-person, it will be returned to the applicant once reviewed). 

Updated May 2021