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International Students

The Master of Science in Technology Innovation program welcomes and encourages international applicants. You are considered an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, immigrant or permanent resident. International applicants must meet all admission requirements for the program.

Visa Status

International students must have or be eligible for a visa status that allows for academic study at the University of Washington. For more information, review the citizenship and visa status section on the Graduate School’s application process page, and contact Graduate Enrollment Management Services at or 206-685-2630 if you have any questions.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. The Graduate School’s Memo 8 describes several different ways you can do this.

If you’re submitting TOEFL scores, please note that the MSTI program recommends higher minimum scores than the UW Graduate School requirements which are listed here.  The MSTI program recommends a TOEFL iBT score of 100, along with a speaking score of at least 26.  Scores must be sent directly to the UW by the Educational Testing Service using institution code 4854; no department code is needed. Only scores less than two years old will be accepted.

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International Applicant Information

Visa Information for F-1 Students and J-1 Exchange Visitors