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On Campus:60%
  • Fall 09/30-12/18
  • Winter 01/04-3/18
  • Spring 03/28-6/10

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 EVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

Founded in 1861, UW is the oldest state-assisted institution of higher education on the Pacific Coast. The 700-acre campus in Seattle is home to 42,000 undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in over 150 undergraduate majors, graduate, and professional programs. There are numerous organizations, intramural activities, team and club sports, undergraduate research opportunities, a highly diverse arts program, and a strong leadership and public service program. The wide range of campus activities makes it easy for new students to meet people with similar interests and find their own special place on campus.

Campus Location -

Helpful Information - Work closely with you home school's coordinator to plan for your exchange. The University of Washington is one of the most academically rigorous institutions in the NSE consortium, simultaneously incredibly challenging and immensely rewarding.

Closed Programs
Art, Biology, Music, all College of Built Environment majors, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, all College of Engineering Majors, all Health Science Majors, Informatics, Photography, Upper Division Social Welfare, Visual Communication Design

Law, Societies, and Justice is very limited.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Asian American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Canadian Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Chinese Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, European Studies, India Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Judaic Studies, Korean Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Native American Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Slavic Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geology, Planetary and Space Sciences

Education: Early Childhood

English: Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Fisheries Science, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: African Languages, Arabic, Chinese, Classical Languages, Danish, English as a Foreign Language, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian, Slavic, Swedish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Cartography, Geography, Human Geography, Planning, Regional Analysis/Planning, Spatial Geographic Information Science

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Environmental Health

History: History

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Oceanography

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Ethnomusicology, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Economy, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • UW courses requiring pre-requisites will have to be confirmed on the incoming student's transcript prior to registration. Students who hope to exchange for 1 quarter have to start in fall quarter. Be aware of differences between quarter and semester institutions.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Fall Only
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/8/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $4,121.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
  • Plan A: 18 ($325 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter
Figures are current as of 7/8/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $500 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $628 Quarter Plan A & B Optional
Transportation Fee: $78 Quarter Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $628 per quarter.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003798

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/8/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
  • Double: $2,000
  • Per quarter unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: walking dist.
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Quarter
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1100 declining balance plan.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.