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International Students

Puget Sound welcomes international students from around the world to become part of the campus community. We encourage you to bring your enthusiasm, perspectives, and values as you contribute to the diversity of our campus.


International students value the Puget Sound experience because of our challenging academic programs, supportive campus community, dynamic student life, and beautiful location. In your search for the right college, we invite you to explore Puget Sound and see what our students have to say. Learn about our academic programs, student life, international programs, and our current international students.


We welcome applications from freshman, transfer, and graduate international students. Visit the links below to find application instructions, required documents, and deadlines. You can also contact Elizabeth Orr for additional information.

  • First-year Applicants - Students who have graduated from high school and will attend university for the first time.
  • Transfer Applicants - Students who are currently attending another university, but have not yet earned a degree.
  • Graduate Applicants - Students who have earned a bachelor's degree and are seeking a graduate degree in Education, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy.

Undergraduate Scholarships

International scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 are available to international students based on their admission application, academic performance in high school, standardized test scores, and TOEFL or IELTS. No separate scholarship application is required.

Skype Interviews

Interested in chatting with an admission representative face-to-face? While there is no substitute for visiting campus, we know that visiting isn't always possible (especially when you live on the other side of the world!). Schedule your Skype interview by contacting Elizabeth Orr.

Meet Puget Sound's International Students

Dongni Wang'15
Business and Personal/Financial Service

Dongni Wang is from Chongqing, a major city in Southwest China. She gets involved in different activities including dancing, singing, playing piano, and volunteering for disaster relief services. During her international exchange program of peace salvage to the U.S. last year, Dongni had a chance to visit Puget Sound's campus and, as she put it, "fell in love with the university."


Noal Bellier'15

Noah Bellier is a French national, but he spent most of his life living in London, South Africa, and Thailand. He has traveled extensively with his family and has visited many locations and cultures over the years. With his love for sports, he has been engaged in various outdoor activities and often represents his high school in all soccer, rugby, swimming, and track meets during their competitions against other schools. His hobbies also include engineering and mechanics.

Learn more about Puget Sound's international students...

Education USA

EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of over 4 00 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States. Click here to find your center!

Puget Sound goes metric!

Here's a look at Puget Sound by the numbers:

39 hectare campus

56 kilometers to Seattle

48 kilometers to SEA-TAC International Airport

25° C - average high temperature in August

8° C - average high temperature in January

990 millimeters - average annual rainfall