International Student Services

Contact Us

Prospective & Newly Admitted Students: Questions about your UW I-20 or admission?

  • Undergraduate Admissions:, (206) 543-9686,
  • Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS):, (206) 685-2630,

Location & Contact Information

Doors Open: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Schmitz Hall 459Phone: (206) 221-7857
Fax: (206) 543-9772
Email: Visit and complete the “Contact Us” form.

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

*The ISS mailing address is not to be used for personal use; it is only for immigration purposes.

The ISS Office is open all year, including the quarter breaks and summer quarter. We only close on weekends and for major holidays observed by the University. In the unusual case of a closure, we will post the information on our homepage or send an email.

If you are not currently an international student at the UW Seattle, please see the Other Contacts section.


Visit and complete the Contact Us form.

An adviser will either reply or invite you to schedule an appointment within 2 business days.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact the Insurance Counselor for ISHIP

For questions about the International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP), please contact:

Mr. Chris Dessert
Wellness Resource Center in Hall Health Center , Room 187B.

Other Contacts

Prospective & Newly Admitted Students: Admission to the University of Washington (including new student I-20 requests)

Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students: First year course registration
First Year Programs: (206) 543-4905,

International Faculty, Staff, & Scholars, and UW departments sponsoring overseas visitors for teaching or research: 
International Scholars Operations (ISO): (206) 685-8847,

UW-Bothell: International students enrolled at UW-B:
Center for International Education: (425) 352-3876, 

UW-Tacoma: International students enrolled at UW-T:
UWT International Student Services: (253) 692-4762,

English Language Programs: Improve English language skills, learn about American culture
UW International & English Language Programs: (206) 543-6242,

UW Campus Partners: As part of outreach efforts, ISS is happy to present at meetings and events in your UW department. If you would like ISS to provide information about our services, please contact us by visiting and completing the “Contact Us” form.

Internship, Research, and Training Programs 
If you are currently a student in your home country and you want to come to UW for research, internship, or training experience, review the research programs offered through International & English Language Programs.

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)
For questions about International Student Orientation, arrival, or homestay & temporary housing, please contact FIUTS: (206) 543-0735,