The University of Washington offers two programs that enable international students who are eligible for a J-1 visa to undertake significant research projects on campus. Read the descriptions below and click on the program title to learn more.
This program allows students pursuing degrees at foreign universities to undertake full-time supervised research and work-based learning experiences at the UW. Students will be hosted by a UW academic department; the structured internships can last up to 12 months.
This program is designed for foreign students who wish to pursue a full-time prescribed course of study at the UW with a specific educational objective, and which is substantially supported by the student's home government or university. VISER allows for courses of study that last between 13 and 24 months.