Scholarship Overview

The University of Washington is accepting applications for admission from both local and international students. The University of Washington admissions come with scholarships of which some are automatic whilst some require application and other requirements.  Interested applicants are therefore advised to submit their applications in time in other to increase their chances of securing a scholarship to study in this prestigious University. One important and key requirement is to provide an English language proficiency test results for applicants from non English-speaking countries.

Brief Information about the University of Washington

The University of Washington is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, Washington is one of the oldest universities on the West Coast; it was established in Seattle approximately a decade after the city's founding. UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities, and educates more than 54,000 students annually. UW turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world.
Host Institution(s):
University of Washington, USA.
  • Bachelor's degree in any available program.
  • Master's degree in any available program
  • PhD degree in any available program
Scholarships Value:
The various scholarships available at University of Washington provide various kinds of awards which include;
  • Full or partial tuition fees
  • living allowance
  • health insurance
  • airfare
  • accommodation funding/facility, etc.
The eligibility requirements are;
  • Applicants will pay a non-refundable application fee of US$90
  • English language proficiency test results for international students.
  • High School Graduates are required to sit for SAT.
  • Average GPA of 3.5 is advisable

Application Instructions:

  • To apply for any scholarship at University of Washington, you must submit an application for your chosen program, you can apply from the university's website. Make sure you gather all the necessary documents such as transcripts, SAT results and any other required documents.
  • University of Washington application submission for winter 2023 starts from June 1, 2022, till November 15, 2022.
  • For spring 2023, the priority application period is August 1-31st. Freshman fall application starts on September 1 for admission in the coming year

Below is a list of available scholarships you can apply for once you have submitted your application.

1. Purple & Gold Scholarships.

The Purple & Gold Scholarships is available for international students especially students with strong academic background.

2. UW Undergraduate Academic Excellence Awards.

The financial assistance office awards scholarships to resident students who have excelled academically and have financial needs. On the same premise, UW Undergraduate Academic Excellence Awards provide partial tuition fee exemptions to resident freshmen students. The Presidential Scholarship is a $10,000 prize awarded to a selected group of Washington residents who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. It can last around four years before it has to be replaced.

3. NASA Education Aeronautics Scholarships.

Individuals pursuing or intending to pursue graduate courses leading to master’s and doctorate degrees in relevant NASA-related subjects are eligible for the NASA Education Aeronautics Scholarship. This full grant, fellowship, internship, and other opportunities are available to senior undergraduate and graduate students. 

4. The Alfonso Carlos Pea Graduate Fellowships

The Alfonso Carlos Pea Graduate Fellowship is given to students who have financial needs and a strong desire to solve social and environmental challenges. The $20,000 stipend is available to students enrolled in fee-based programs. 

5. The Gatzert Fellowships

Another fellowship for postgraduate students is The Gatzert Fellowship which covers a fifth of the cost of UW state tuition and fees, as well as GAIP insurance and a stipend (currently $2,899 per month). 

6. US ministry-funded Fulbright scholarships

In addition, international students have the opportunity to a fully-funded postgraduate program with the US ministry-funded Fulbright scholarship program.

7. Diversity scholarships

The UW Diversity Scholarship for Freshmen provides a four-year reward of $10,000. to high-achieving, high-need students from traditionally underrepresented neighborhoods who are freshmen at the University of Washington. The financial necessity of the student, as well as his or her past and academics, are taken into consideration.