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August 3, 2020

Shih International Graduate Student Loan

UW international graduate students are eligible to apply for the Shih International Graduate Student Loan. The loans are made possible through a generous gift from Jeff Shih, a Seattle and San Francisco businessman, and are intended to help international students in financing their education and completing their degree objectives.  Eligibility: Students receiving funds from their…


June 17, 2020

UW responds to May 29 proclamation

UW Offices of Federal Relations, Global Affairs, Graduate School, and Research respond to the May 29 proclamation suspending the entry of certain students and researchers from the PRC. The UW is partnering across and beyond the University to gain clarity around this proclamation and better understand its impact on Chinese students, scholars, and faculty. These…


June 1, 2020

Proclamation on the suspension of entry of certain students and researchers from the PRC

The U.S. President issued a proclamation that suspends the entry into the U.S. of Chinese nationals who either receives/received funding from, currently is or was employed by, studies/studied at, or conducts/conducted research at on behalf of an entity in the PRC that supports the PRC’s  military-civil fusion strategy and is seeking entry under an F…


January 24, 2020

Insurance Waivers Due: Friday, January 24, by 1:00 pm

For new and current students who are eligible to waive the UW Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP), you must submit your Insurance Waiver Request Form no later than 1:00 pm on the January 24 (tuition due date–third Friday in the quarter). If you are unsure whether you have already been approved for a waiver request,…


December 12, 2019

Recent Scam Targeting International Students

International Students Services and partners across campus want you to be aware of a recent nation-wide scam targeting international students. The University of Washington Police Department has received 3 student reports that criminals posing as police or government officials have demanded large sums of money to keep the student out of jail. These threats were…


December 6, 2019

Emergency Information over Winter Break

UW International Student Services’ normal business hours are Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm. Over Winter Break, ISS will be closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1. If you have an immigration concern during our closed hours, below you can find a list of common concerns with links to more information. I am in…


July 2, 2019

Welcome New Students!

Are you a new student starting your studies at UW summer quarter? If so, welcome! Be sure to complete the ISS Online New Student Check-In. We look forward to helping you with all matters related to your F-1 or J-1 status.


June 28, 2019

We are open during summer quarter!

International Student Services is open and available throughout the summer months to answer questions, process immigration benefits, and schedule appointments with advisors if needed. Office hours remain Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Because many students take summer quarter as a vacation, the ISS staff uses this time to plan for the upcoming…


April 1, 2019

Plan Ahead – Processing delays May 15-31

Delayed Processing:  May 15 – 31, 2019 Limited Advising: May 28 – 31, 2019 The ISS will have delayed processing and limited advising from May 15 – 31. Several ISS advisors will be attending an annual conference on immigration policy and international student advising which means we will have fewer advisors available to assist students. Requests or…


March 28, 2019

OPT Orientation Video


March 19, 2019

CPT Info Session Wed, April 10 @ 3:30pm

Are you interested in getting permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Are you planning to find an internship (paid or unpaid)? If so, you will need to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a form of work authorization for current students. Learn who qualifies for CPT as well as how…


OPT Info Session Wed, Mar 27 @ 5:30pm

Are you interested in obtaining permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Learn about Optional Practical Training (OPT), a form of work/training authorization for current F-1 students and students who will graduate soon. Learn who qualifies for OPT as well as how and when to apply. Date: Wednesday, March 27 Time:…



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