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About ISS

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.

ISS Office Hours


Location Schmitz Hall 459
Business Hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
In-Person Services Monday – Thursday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Advising Services In-person: Monday – Thursday, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Virtual: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Phone 206-221-7857 during business hours
Email Submit the Contact ISS form

Mailing Address

The ISS mailing address is for immigration use only; any personal items for students mailed to the ISS will be returned.

Standard Mailing Address* Street Address for Courier Mail*
(UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc.)
International Student Services (ISS)
University of Washington
Box 355832
Seattle, WA 98195
International Student Services (ISS)
University of Washington
Schmitz Hall, Room 459
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Seattle, WA 98195

Campus Partners

ISS works with various campus partners to provide a well-rounded experience and provide essential services for the international student community at UW.

UW Admissions can answer questions regarding undergraduate admission to UW or I-20s.

Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 206-543-9686

Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS)
Phone: 206-685-2630

ISHIP coverage is provided to meet the health insurance requirement by international students at UW.

Counselor: Mr. Chris Dessert
Website: ISHIP
Phone: 206-543-6202
Location: Room 187B Hall Health Center

FYP provides Advising & Orientation (A&O) sessions where undergraduate students connect with an adviser, select and register for classes, and learn how to get involved at UW.

Website: First Year Programs
Phone: 206-543-4905

FIUTS is an organization at UW that helps build community and enhanced experiences for international students. FIUTS hosts International Welcome Weeks, Embark sessions, arrival information, homestay & and can help with temporary housing.

Website: FIUTS
Phone: 206-543-0735

ISO assists with UW sponsorship of overseas visitors for teaching or research purposes at UW.

Website: H-1B Temporary Workers
Phone: 206-685-8847

IELP offers several English language programs and two programs for J-1 visa holders to undertake significant research projects at UW.

Website: IELP
Research Website: IELP – Research Programs
Email: Prospective Students
Email: Current Students
Email: General Inquiries
Phone: 206-543-6242

CIE provides services for international students enrolled at UW-Bothell.

Website: Center for International Education
Phone: 425-352-3876

ISSS provides services for international students enrolled at UW-Tacoma.

Website: UWT International Student Services
Phone: 253-692-4762


The information on this website is of a general nature and is 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.