We assist in maintaining your visa status and supporting you through your WSU journey as a student…and beyond!
Walk-in advising hours
Monday – Friday 1-3 p.m.
In person at Bryan Hall 206
Via phone at 509-335-4508
Over Zoom: Link to us through the ISSS portal.
Please allow 5 business days for International Student and Scholar Services to process any documents submitted in person or electronically. This applies to international students and scholars.
Visa status and information
Language and learning support
Is your English ability preventing you from being successful in your classes or your research? The language support program at the Intensive American Language Center (IALC) can help.
Language Learning Resource Center
The Learning Support Center helps all international students across the WSU system with English and supports university coursework taught by WSU faculty. The Center is a resource to both students and faculty to support academic success.
International Teaching Assistant evaluations
International graduate teaching assistants (TAs) must take the university’s language evaluation before beginning their teaching assignments.
International students are welcome to travel abroad. We hope you will take advantage of our many study abroad opportunities while you are here.
Check out our travel information to make sure you follow the proper procedures.
Emergency tuition support
The Office of International Programs offers a 1-time, $1,500 tuition reduction emergency tuition support (amount is subject to change) to students who encounter a financial need caused by circumstances beyond their control while enrolled as a student.
Emergency tuition support is offered only in serious financial circumstances that are beyond your control. For example:
- Loss of an assistantship or scholarship
- Loss of funding resulting from a death, serious illness, or political upheaval in your home country
You will also need to meet the following criteria:
- Maintain F-1 or J-1 visa status at WSU Pullman
- Be in the final stages of your degree program
- Provide evidence that other sources of tuition funding are not available
Students who have previously received an emergency tuition support award from WSU International Programs are not eligible.
How to apply
- Complete the International Programs award and scholarship application.
- Complete the certification of financial status (pdf) and (if available) provide supporting documents. This can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Write a detailed explanation of the unforeseen event that caused the shortfall of funds.
- Provide a brief supporting statement from your academic advisor indicating your academic status and your anticipated time to degree completion.
We are here to help
Please contact us if you have any questions about this award or if you facing a financial emergency.
International Emergency Fund
The International Emergency Fund is currently closed.
The International Emergency Fund at Washington State University (WSU) is for any student or visitor on an F or J visa status in the WSU system who currently resides in the United States.
Here, an emergency is defined as an unexpected or unforeseen, unplanned occurrence beyond the individual’s control that temporarily prevents them from obtaining funds through regular means to meet basic needs. The funds are applied on a case-by-case basis through an application process with priority going to meet basic needs for qualifying circumstances.
The fund does not give individuals money directly but instead makes direct payments for needs such as shelter, emergency medical care, or water/electric/gas service. Certain exclusions may apply.
An individual may be awarded assistance once in a given semester. The committee that awards the funds is composed of faculty and staff in the Office of International Programs.
For questions, contact ISSS Director Kate Hellmann at email@example.com.
The International Center is a safe, comfortable place where you can connect with other international students—and it is a great place to start exploring the support and resources that are available on campus.