COVID-19 Admissions FAQs
We know you have many concerns related to COVID-19. Please see here for up-to-date information related to admission for graduate programs.
The University of Washington also offers a central hub for campus-wide COVID-19 facts and resources.
Admissions for International Students
The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) offers many opportunities for international students to excel in our program. We encourage international students to apply for admission as full time students in our programs.
TOEFL Requirements for International Applicants
The only standardized exam required for MS admission is for international applicants whose native language is not English and were educated in a language other than English.
- 106 on TOEFLiBT (including 26 Speaking sub-score)
- 623 on TOEFLPBT
- 263 ON TOEFLCBT
For the AUT 2021 application cycle, the UW Graduate School is also temporarily accepting the Duolingo English Test to assist international students with remote testing options. A minimum score of 125 is required. For more information, please visit https://grad.uw.edu/admission/covid-19-admissions-faqs
Information regarding international degrees and language proficiency requirements can be found on the UW Graduate School International Student Application page.
The UW Graduate School also maintains a page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for international applicants.
Sending TOEFL Test Scores
International Student Visa and Employment Resources
Please direct all questions about visas, employment, OPT, and travel to UW International Student Services.