The application form for international students will be available in late November.

International Transfer Students

HIHIM is a program-specific admission major. International students interested in applying to the HIHIM program must apply both to the University of Washington and to the HIHIM program. We recommend that you begin your applications early; all materials must be submitted by the application deadlines.

Note: Do not use the application form on the UW Office of Admissions website to apply to the HIHIM program.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for early acceptance is February 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The application deadline for general acceptance is April 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Applications must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered for that application period. 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Completed at least 90 transferable quarter college credits or earned an associate degree of arts or sciences from an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Completed a combined 12 years of primary and secondary school, equivalent to 12 years of school in the United States. The final four years of secondary school, equivalent to the ninth through 12th grades in the United States, must include adequate academic preparation in six College Academic Distribution Requirement (CADR) areas
  • Demonstrated English proficiency
  • Displayed a history of strong academic performance
  • Shown proof of sufficient funds for education in the United States

Prerequisite Courses

Applicants to the HIHIM program must complete prerequisite courses in two subjects:

Those who have completed all prerequisites by the time they apply will have priority in the admissions process. 

How to Apply

Step One: Apply to the University of Washington for HIHIM

To apply to the UW, you must submit:

  • International student application for HIHIM (form available in late November)  
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee (check or money order in U.S. currency)
  • English proficiency test scores (sent directly from the testing agency)
    • Required: The UW must receive your official TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.
  • Transcripts

Send your transcripts to:

International Admissions
University of Washington
Office of Admissions
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852 USA

Please be sure that the spelling of your name appears exactly the same on all correspondence and documents sent to the UW. Any discrepancy may cause a delay in processing your application.

Interested in other UW majors?

Note that the application to the UW is specific to the HIHIM major. If you wish to apply for other UW majors, visit UW Admissions. You must submit the HIHIM application and pay the application fee even if you've already applied to UW Admissions for another major and paid an application fee. 

Step Two: Apply to the HIHIM program

To apply to the HIHIM program, you must submit:

  • HIHIM application form (form available in late November)
  • One unofficial transcript from each college or university previously attended
  • Statement of purpose (instructions in the HIHIM application form)
  • Resume that highlights your relevant work or volunteer experience

See HIHIM application form for instructions on how to submit your completed application