International Graduate Student

Wherever You’re From, You’re Welcome Here

EWU has a safe, welcoming environment for international students.

For nearly 30 years, Eastern has welcomed international students to our beautiful main campus in Cheney, Washington, just 17 miles from Spokane, a metropolitan area of more than 400,000 inhabitants.

Spokane is the location of several of EWU’s graduate programs, including business administration, public administration, urban and regional planning, communications, counseling, creative writing and health science programs in communication disorders, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Graduate Programs

Getting Started

International students should begin their application at least six months before the start of classes. You are an international student if you have an F-1 or J-1 visa or if you are planning to acquire an F-1 or J-1 visa.

International students should review their additional application requirements below.

Apply for a Graduate Program at EWU

  1. Submit an online graduate application for admission. (Please be sure to complete the International Information section.)
  2. Submit one official transcript from each college or university. Transcripts must be original documents or certified copies. (A certified copy is a copy of the original document that has been verified as authentic by an administrator at your school or a government office.)
  3. Submit an official course-by-course evaluation of transcripts through World Education Services or another credential evaluation service recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
    • A list of agencies can be found at The credential evaluation service must provide a chronological list of coursework. Graduates of accredited U.S. universities are not required to submit a credential evaluation
  4. Submit an official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELT or PTE Academic directly to EWU Graduate Studies.
    Minimum Score--80550596.0English Language Institute
    Recommended Score10592580637.0Full Admission
    • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. university are not required to submit English language test scores.

English Proficiency

If you don’t meet EWU’s English proficiency requirements for full admission to your graduate program, you may be provisionally admitted to EWU if:

  1. You meet all the requirements for admissions except English proficiency.
  2. You meet the minimum English score requirements listed in the chart above for Provisional Admission.
  3. You will need to successfully complete a program of English language study that is approved by the director of the Teaching English as a Second Language Program in the EWU English Department to receive full admission in a later academic term.