University of Washington ／ ワシントン大学
|Number of students||To be confirmed|
|Eligibility||Students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program|
|Period of study||September - June|
|Location||459 Schmitz Hall, Box 355815, Seattle, Washington 98195-5815, U.S.A.|
|University profile||Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the West Coast and is one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The UW educates a diverse student body of approximately 40,000 to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment. We have 70 academic departments offering a diverse range of courses taught by top faculty members in their fields. There are 550 different student organizations within the student body ranging from musical and dance groups to cultural, religious and sports clubs. No matter what your interest, the University of Washington can offer you a positive experience both academically and personally.|
|Undergraduate programs open to exchange students||Undergraduates via a university-wide exchange will be admitted to the UW through the College of Arts & Sciences regardless of major in their home country. The college is divided by four academic divisions: art, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
|Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students||Communications, Economics, Psychology, and Law, Societies & Justice courses in particular are extremely competitive so students should plan to take courses outside of these areas. If a course attracts more students than there are places, students enrolled in the UW degree program will be given priority above other students, including exchange students.
Students hoping to take courses outside of the College of Arts & Sciences do so at their own risk. Many departments have their own departmental exchanges and therefore cannot accommodate students from university-wide partners since priority is given to their own exchange students. Examples of schools/departments that have their own exchanges and may not be able to accommodate university-wide exchange students include, but are not limited to, College of Built Environments, Department of Economics, College of Engineering (including the Department of Computer Science & Engineering). The Foster School of Business will only accommodate students participating in the Foster School departmental exchanges.
We cannot guarantee any courses for exchange students so they should be very flexible with their course selections. Professional programs including those offered by the Information School, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy, as well as any fee based programs are not available to exchange students.
|Graduate programs open to exchange students||Graduate students will be enrolled as undergraduates, but may still have access to graduate-level courses at the discretion of the department/instructor.|
|Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students||The same restrictions as above. Fee-based and professional courses are also not open to exchange students.|
|Minimum GPA (UG)||3.0|
|Minimum GPA (G)||Same as above.|
|Minimum language proficiency (UG)||TOEFL iBT 83 or IELTS 7.0|
|Minimum language proficiency (G)||TOEFL iBT 92 or IELTS 7.0 (Some graduate departments may have a higer language requirements.)|
|Academic calendar||AUTUMN QUARTER:
Classes begin: Late September
Exams end: Mid-December
Classes begin: Early January
Exams end: Mid-March
Classes begin: End of March
Exams end: Mid-June
|Important university website for exchange students||http://www.washington.edu/studyabroad/|
|Dormitory information||Undergraduate students will be asked to indicate their interest in living on campus when they submit their exchange application to the UW. Those who do will be placed on a priority list.