International Student Services

Review the Meet an Advisor options currently available or submit the Contact Us form to send an email. 

Current Processing Times:

Submitted requests in MyISSS take approximately 3 weeks for an initial review – complexities or errors can extend the processing time. 

Email response time is currently about 1 week. 

COVID-19 Information: Updates and related notices will be posted regularly. Coronavirus Information for F1 & J1 students

The UW is home to over 8,000 international students representing more than 100 countries. ISS staff advises international students with F-1 or J-1 visas who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington.

International Student Services helps:

  • provide guidance on maintaining F-1 or J-1 immigration status while attending the UW
  • process F-1 and J-1 immigration benefits
  • navigate university policy and understand F-1 and J-1 visa restrictions
  • ensure university and student compliance with immigration policies
  • provide educational tools, including workshops and tutorials

Note: International student advisors are not attorneys and are unable to provide legal advice.

Employment After Studying

Off-Campus Work and Internships


Tax-related info for students on F-1 and J-1 visa

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is of a general nature and not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual. The content is written with care, but may not be comprehensive or up-to-date. UW ISS is not responsible for content found through external links. Ultimately, it is the student’s responsibility to maintain legal status in the U.S. at all times and to comply fully with University policies and procedures.