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Future International Students

Future Students

Applications are now being accepted!

Options for Attendance During the 2020-21 Academic Year

Whether you have already made the commitment to join us in the spring or if you are still deciding, we are excited to welcome you to the WSU Cougar family!

While there is still much uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, WSU continues to consider the evolving circumstances so that we can provide you the environment where you may pursue your higher education while also feeling safe. Find current information about International Programs and COVID-19 here.

Here is how WSU is offering classes for the 2020-21 academic year.

Start virtually – stay online. If you wish to start virtually and continue online to finish your degree, here are the options available to you: If you are admitted to one of our other campuses and want to switch to a major offered through our Global Campus, contact an admissions representative for assistance. Start online-stay online


What Do You Want to Study?

Washington State University offers 98 major fields of study for undergraduates. Earning a WSU degree brings lifetime membership in a closely bonded group of people who support each other personally and professionally wherever they are located around the world.

Our programs also include specialization tracks, minors, and certificates—so you can be sure that your degree will reflect your strengths and interests.

Find your major

Student Inquiries

If you would like information about attending Washington State University, we will be happy to assist you.


Campus Information

Choose Your Unique Academic Experience

Washington State University offers bachelor’s degrees in 5 different locations across the state of Washington.

While every location offers the same high standard of education, each has its own unique academic focus and student experience.


A Traditional Campus in a Classic College Town

WSU Pullman is the University’s first and largest campus. It offers the widest range of degree programs and research opportunities—plus the amazing experience of living on campus in one of America’s finest college towns.

Explore the student experience


A STEM-Focused Campus

WSU Tri-Cities emphasizes a “learning while doing” approach to educating students while focusing on the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering,  and math) and professional schools (i.e., business, nursing, and education)  grounded in the liberal arts and social sciences.


An Intimate Urban Campus

WSU Vancouver is the only 4-year research university in southwest Washington. Set amid stunning scenery, its urban campus combines a small-college feel with the resources of an internationally respected research university.


An Urban Campus in a Major Medical Hub

WSU Spokane, located near the medical district of Washington’s second-largest city, offers degree programs that focus on health science and medical education. The highly regarded School of Nursing at WSU Spokane is the largest nursing program in the northwestern United States.

Before applying for study in Spokane, you will need to complete your program’s prerequisites at another campus.


A Focus on Transfer Students

WSU North Puget Sound offers bachelor’s degree completion programs through the Everett University Center on the Everett Community College campus. WSU’s programs in Everett focus on fields that are in high demand in Seattle and the North Puget Sound area.

Before applying for study in Everett, you will need to complete the first 2 years of your bachelor’s degree program at another campus.


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I found a lot of opportunities at Washington State University in terms of academics. It is great to come to a place with a professional faculty. There are so many cultures and different languages at WSU that enrich your life.”
Ismael Cifuentes

After You Apply

When you have been offered admission, take these steps to get ready to come to WSU.

Next steps

Learn English at WSU

WSU’s Intensive American Language Center in Pullman offers English as a Second Language courses and Bridge programs that prepare international students for study at the University by allowing students to complete non-degree coursework along with Academic English.

Academic English and Bridge courses will offer:

  • Opportunities to learn from highly qualified, top faculty/professors at WSU
  • Virtual instruction through a combination of live and self-guided study lectures
    • Live – Student is expected to log into the virtual classroom on specific days/times to listen to lectures from teachers and participate in group assignments and activities.
    • Self-guided – Student is expected to participate in discussions, complete assignments and read texts on their own, but by specific dates or deadlines. This is self-paced learning with support from teachers.
  • Live office hours and conferencing with teachers – scheduled at convenient hours
  • Live virtual support from your academic advisor and student services
  • Live virtual support from the Learning Resource Center
  • Opportunities to practice language with other students and teachers

Why choose to study at WSU AE–Online?

  • Students can start their studies as planned, finishing the online course in time to continue to their chosen study plan on campus in January.
  • Students will save on the full semester of accommodation and living expenses while taking the online program.
  • Working professionals who are staff, faculty, spouses, or partners can improve their English proficiency online conveniently from their current location, without having to move to Pullman.


  • Students will need to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score to be placed in the appropriate level 3-6.
  • Suitable for students with minimum language level TOEFL (32-79), IELTS (3.0-6.0), Duolingo (65-120).
  • Students will be assessed upon program start to confirm placement in correct level.

Terms and start dates:

Spring 2021

  • Jan. 11-15. Online orientation
  • Jan. 19. Instruction begins


  • $5,889 + student fees for full-time enrollment
  • $2,999 + student fees for 9 hours part-time
  • $1,999 + student fees for 6 hours part-time

Learning hours

18 hours of instruction per week (full-time) to 6 or 9 hours of instruction per week (part-time).


Taught with both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (self-guided, not live) components.


Contact us to apply.

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Scholarships and Funding

WSU reserves scholarships specifically for international students—and you are welcome to apply for many other awards that are open to all students.

Scholarships Cost of attendance