International Students


International students are welcome to join us for UW Summer Quarter and take courses at a world-class university. With nearly 2,000 courses available in more than 100 different fields, you are sure to find something to match your interests.

Why UW Summer Quarter?

  • Beautiful Campus and City. Attend interesting classes on our scenic campus and enjoy summer in Seattle.
  • Diverse Student Body. Study alongside current UW students, adults and other visitors.
  • Top Teachers. Learn from well-respected UW faculty and instructors.

Eligibility Requirements

If you are an international student currently studying at another U.S. institution and you do not need an I-20, or if you are able to enter the U.S. without a student visa, you may apply directly through the Summer Quarter website.

If you are coming from abroad and will need an I-20 from the University of Washington in order to attend the summer program, you will need to follow a separate admissions process. You will need to apply and register through UW International & English Language Programs (IELP). Please complete and submit the International Student Summer Quarter Application along with all supporting documents to the IELP Office.

Huge Selection of Courses

UW Summer Quarter has nearly 2,000 courses available in more than 100 different fields of study. Take a class in social sciences, engineering, computer science and technology, languages, business, health, education, the environment or one of numerous other disciplines.

To learn more about what's available during UW Summer Quarter 2017, see the Time Schedule or MyPlan.

English Language Skills

UW Summer Quarter classes are demanding college courses. In order to ensure success, all students are expected to have advanced verbal and written English language skills. If you have questions about this, please contact us.

Students who want to improve their English skills are encouraged to take noncredit English language courses offered each quarter through UW International & English Language Programs. To find out more about our English language course offerings and to apply, see the International & English Language Programs website.

More Information

For general information about international students at the University of Washington, including information on student visas and other policies, please contact sumintl@uw.edu.