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International Learners

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 uwgrad@uw.edu 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, note that the MSTI program requires higher minimum scores than listed in Memo 8. You must earn a score of at least a 100 on the TOEFL iBT, along with a Speaking score of at least 26; applicants with lower scores will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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