International and Permanent Resident Applicants
International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. International applicants include students who hold U.S. visas, such as F-1, J-1 Exchange Visitors, H-1, any dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications. (You are not an international applicant if you hold a U.S. "Green Card or Immigrant" status.) NOTE: Not all visa types are eligible to enroll in the EMBA Program.
International applicants are required to provide additional application materials and information when they apply to the University of Washington Graduate School. When you have submitted an on-line Graduate School Application and paid the application fee, you will see a detailed check list of requirements.
Please note that permanent resident applicants may still be subject to the English proficiency requirement as stipulated below.
International applicants must meet the following requirements and conditions in addition to the previously listed criteria:
Transcripts and Degree Conferral
TWO official copies of both your academic record and the diploma or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree are required. 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.
English Language Proficiency
Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Information regarding the English language proficiency requirement is available on the UW Graduate School Web site.
One option to complete this requirement is to hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom.
Another option is to have a minimum English language proficiency test score. The most common approach is to take the TOEFL. The minimum score needed is 580 on the TOEFL or 92 on the TOEFLiBT. Contact us if you are uncertain of the TOEFL requirement. TOEFL scores are valid for two years and must be sent directly to the University of Washington (school code 4854). For testing information including test centers, contact TOEFL/ETS Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877.863.3546. For registration information and testing locations, call 800.468.6335 or visit www.toefl.org.
Proof of Financial Ability
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security-(DHS), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-(ICE), mandate all schools, including the University of Washington verify certification of adequate financial support from each international applicant without resorting to unauthorized employment.
International applicants must submit the Statement of Financial Ability Form with supporting official financial documentation showing adequate financial resources to cover the cost of at least the first year of study before a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or IAP-66) can be issued.
For new students entering in 2010-11 academic year, the cost of study is estimated at $59,184 (U.S. dollars) for year one of the two year program. The total cost of study for both years is estimated at $118,368 (U.S. dollars). For admitted international students, once financial ability is confirmed and an enrollment deposit is received, the University of Washington will issue the I-20 or IAP-66. When presented to a U.S. consul, these forms enable a student to obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa, respectively.
Application Deadlines for International Students: Due to the time needed for processing, international applicants for the Executive MBA are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application deadline (February 1st). To find more helpful information on the international student visa process, please visit theInternational Services Office (ISO) Web site.
Important documents are sent to applicants during the admissions process. It is important for international applicants to inform the Executive MBA Admissions Office of any changes to their address. Please do not list a P.O. Box as your mailing address.
International Applicants Residing in the United States
International applicants residing in the U.S. follow the same application procedures as those residing outside the United States.