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International On Campus

Our Services

Document Processing

Due to increased demand, the Office of International Programs International Student and Scholar Services Department now requires 5 business days to process any documents submitted in person or electronically. This policy applies to international students and scholars.

Language 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.

Get Language Support

International Teaching Assistant Evaluations

International graduate teaching assistants (TAs) must take the University’s language evaluation before beginning their teaching assignment.

ITA evaluation info

Visa Status and Information

F-1 students J-1 students J-1 interns

International Travel

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.

Travel/transfer info

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.

Eligibility

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 IP Scholarship application awards and scholarship application.
  • Complete the certification of financial status and (if available) provide supporting documents. This can be sent to international@wsu.edu.
  • 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 are facing a financial emergency.

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International Emergency Fund

The International Emergency Fund is currently closed.
Applications may be accepted again in August 2021.

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 khellman@wsu.edu.

International Center

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.

Visit international center