International Programs


  • International Programs
  • (425) 739-8145
  • Kirkland Campus
    East Building, E215
  • Hours
    Mon. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tues. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Wed. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Thurs. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Fri. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

With 45+ programs and over 85 professional/technical degree and certificate options, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) offers international students many opportunities to pursue their educational and professional careers. 

International students can choose from:

  • Intensive English Program (IEP) courses.
  • Bridge courses, which are a combination of IEP and technical/academic courses.
  • International High School Completion.
  • Specialized short-term programs.

As an international student at LWTech, you will embark on new adventures, embrace new opportunities, and form lasting relationships with friends from all over the world. Your international program staff is here to support you and help you reach your goals. We welcome you to LWTech, and we know it will be a great time of learning and life experiences.

If you are ready to begin your academic and professional career today, join us at LWTech! Complete and submit our application or contact International Programs for more information! 

Services & Advantages for International Students at LWTech

Our admission requirements for international students are very simple at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Our doors are open for any student who has dreams, and our mission is to help them get accomplish their goals. We do not require TOEFL/IELTS scores for admissions and we issue I-20s in three business days. Form I-20 is a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.


Application Deadlines for 2017-2018

Application dates and deadlines for Winter and Spring quarter to be determined. Please check back soon for updates.


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LWTech is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) at the associate degree level and at the baccalaureate degree level. NWCCU is the same organization that accredits universities. The credits students earn at LWTech are equivalent to those earned at accredited universities in the area.

Affordable Tuition

Our tuition is much more affordable compared to bigger universities.

Optional Practical Training

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a one-year full-time off-campus employment authorization issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). OPT is only available one time at each level of education. Therefore, students who obtain a four-year degree, can only be authorized one time in four years. However, students who obtain an associate degree first can be authorized one time at the associate degree level and another time at the bachelor's degree level. As a result, they can have a total of two years of authorized off-campus employment.

Time to Choose a Four-Year College or University

By starting at LWTech, students who are interested in obtaining graduate degrees or exploring a broader range of bachelor's degrees will have approximately two years to research and explore all of their options!

Support Services
Our staff has a deep passion for international education. We all celebrate diversity and value each of our international students' unique cultures! More importantly, we are dedicated to helping our students succeed both academically and professionally.