M.A. in International Studies

Tuition & Funding

Tuition Costs

The current costs of graduate tuition at the University of Washington can be found at the Graduate Tuition Dashboard. Simply select your year, quarter, residency status, credit load, degree and program to determine your tuition for any given quarter.

Learn more about living expenses and other costs associated with a UW graduate degree.


Funding Opportunities

We work with all of our students to help them find sufficient resources to cover the costs of their education. Some of these opportunities include:

Merit Scholarships: Over twenty-five percent of entering M.A. students receive a fellowship from the Jackson School based on their prior academic performance and professional accomplishments. These awards either cover tuition or decrease tuition for out-of-state students to the in-state tuition rate, include a living stipend, and some include health insurance.

FLAS Fellowships: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships are available to current and incoming UW students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. It is available to students who will study one of the listed foreign languages at the intermediate or advanced level while receiving the fellowship (Arabic, Bangla, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Burmese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Khmer, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Uyghur, Vietnamese). These fellowships include $18,000 tuition, a $15,000 living stipend, and health insurance.

Internship Fellowships: The Jackson School Career Services Office administers four fellowship funds that support students in internationally focused unpaid internships.

Hourly Student Assistantships: Students work up to 19 hours per week engaging in research, grading, and clerical positions to support our classes and globally focused outreach centers.

Teaching and Research Assistantships: Students work up to 20 hours per week and are primarily awarded to Ph.D. students and some M.A. students each year. These positions cover tuition, a stipend, and insurance.

UW Graduate Funding: The UW Graduate School and GO-MAP provides various diversity fellowships to support underrepresented minority students pursue their education. Some fellowships require individual student application and others are selected via departmental nomination. If you believe you are eligible for one of these fellowships, please contact jsisma@uw.edu.

External Funding: Many of our JSIS students apply for and receive Boren Fellowships, Fulbright Fellowships, Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowships, and others.