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Change the World

Help us create a better, brighter future at the heart of one of Washington’s most inclusive universities.

#1 Public
Master’s Granting

University in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years in a row

(U.S. News & World Report)

Study Abroad at Western Washington University

Join a university dedicated to success for all, where you will be supported to engage in your education, develop your independence and thoughtfully plan your future. Located in Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University is a premier university in the Pacific Northwest, where students can take a leading role in research to change the world and build a brighter future.

Starting your studies

We are open for your studies and are looking forward to welcoming you to campus.

COVID-19 guidance

Find out the latest updates around starting your studies with us, as well as checking the most recent information.

Welcome the Adventure

A drone-like view of Bellingham and the surroundings

Explore endless education opportunities while living in stunning surroundings.

Limitless Learning

A student and professor walk across a wide field with a drone.

Discover your ambition, define yourself and make a difference.

Pathway Programs

Immerse yourself in a supportive learning environment.

Start your Undergraduate Degree

Begin your undergraduate degree studies with the Global Pathway 1, 2, or 3 quarter International Year program. Develop your academic and English language skills, and progress ready to succeed.

"I'm more independent now. My English improved, I would say. And I've become more open-minded, because I get to know more people from different backgrounds and different languages, different cultures. I just feel I've changed. Not just the degree itself, the experience, and the people I have met, the whole thing here helped my future."

Kayo from Taiwan

Studied Intensive English Program

Now studying BA Business and Sustainability

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.