Study Abroad


STEP 1:  Home University Nomination

You must be officially nominated by your home institution in order to participate in either the university-wide exchange or a departmental exchange. Upon receipt of your nomination, as well as a copy of your passport identification page, an electronic application will be created for you in our online system. Once created, you will be emailed instructions on how to log in and begin the application process.

STEP 2:  Online Application

As an undergraduate applicant your online application will consist of questionnaires regarding academic and biographic details.

STEP 3:  Material Submissions  

The following documents should be scanned and emailed to as a single pdf. labeled with your last name.  It is not necessary to submit any of these documents as hard copies. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

  • Copy of passport identification page. This should be received with your official nomination from the partner university or department.
  • Official bank letter or bank statement verifying access to funds indicated in your Statement of Financial Responsibility questionnaire. You must prove you can cover your non-tuition expenses for the duration of your exchange. The Office of Admissions provides estimates on the cost of attendance at the UW. If submitting a bank letter, it should be in English and should be signed and/or stamped by a bank official. Bank statements must clearly indicate the name of the account holder and the balance, as well as the currency. If you are receiving financial support from someone else (e.g. a parent or other family member), we also require proof of their financial resources, as well as a letter confirming their support.
  • Academic transcripts (preferably in English) from each college, university, professional or technical school attended. Students with a grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) will be given first priority.
  • Verification of English Proficiency (if applicable). Every exchange visitor must possess sufficient proficiency in English to successfully participate in the program and function on a day-to-day basis. Federal law requires sponsors use and retain evidence of “objective measurements” to determine the student’s English language proficiency. The following minimum scores required:
    • TOEFL (IBT): 83 or IELTS: 7.0. You should submit a scanned copy of your TOEFL/IELTS score report. The undergraduate admissions office strongly prefers these test results.