Bellevue College
International Student Programs

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    S20,000—$25,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Setting


  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

The Bellevue College Advantage

Established in 1966, Bellevue College is a top-ranking, fully-accredited college offering two-year associate and four-year bachelor’s degrees. Bellevue College is the largest community college in Washington State and the home of 32,725 students with more than 1,700 international students from over 70 countries each year. Students choose Bellevue College for its desirable location, high-quality education, small classes, dedicated faculty and rich student resources and services.

Academic Excellence

Bellevue College is recognized nationally and internationally for its academic excellence. Each year, Bellevue College is proud to transfer more students to the University of Washington and Washington State University than any other school in the state of Washington. In addition, Bellevue College has a high transfer rate to top universities throughout the U.S. including Columbia, Cornell, Purdue, Berkeley, UCLA and many others. Bellevue College is also ranked #18 out of community colleges hosting international students by the Institute of International Education.

The Bellevue Location

Located in the highly desirable Greater Seattle area, Bellevue College is in the heart of the technology corridor which is home to iconic corporations such as Microsoft, Nintendo, Amazon, and T-Mobile. The city of Bellevue is well known for its breathtaking scenery, great employment opportunities, and safe streets. Surrounded by 96 acres of evergreen trees, Bellevue College campus is a beautiful, safe, and modern place to study.

Programs of Study

Bellevue College has a full-range of options to help meet your education and personal goals:

  • University Transfer
  • Intensive English for University Preparation/College Bridge
  • Bachelor’s Program
  • Professional & Technical Degrees & Certificates
  • International Business Programs

Top programs of study include engineering, healthcare, nursing, business, accounting, computer science, technology, interior design, and many more. 

Office of International Education

The Office of International Education provides full-service support to assist international students in their experience at Bellevue College, from admission to extracurricular activities and cultural adjustment. Our staff includes experienced international advisors, who help students with immigration and academic advising to develop a personalized transfer plan that includes general education classes and introductory classes for their major.

Services and Resources

  • Scholarships: The Office of International Education offer quarterly scholarships to international students for academic achievements (up to $100, 000 each year)
  • Tutoring Labs: Free tutoring for English, math and other academic subjects on a need basis is provided at the Academic Success Center
  • Leadership and work opportunities are available on campus
  • Academic Advising Center & Counseling Center
  • Over 30 computer labs across multiple campuses
  • 24x7 on campus Public Safety
  • Media library, bookstore, and much more

Rich College Life Outside The Classroom

Bellevue College has over 80 student clubs, including the popular International Student Association, which is dedicated to helping international students become integrated to campus life. Sports opportunities are available at Bellevue College through recreational activities, open gym, and 10 varsity teams. Bellevue College also offers several music, dance, and theatrical productions for students to enjoy.

International students can also participate in many quarterly cultural activities organized by the Office of International Education, which include snow tubing, hiking, International Education Week, and chocolate making classes.

When to Apply

International students can enter our programs four times each year: in fall, winter, spring or summer. To apply and to learn about specific requirement for your selected program, visit our website.

Bellevue College
International Student Programs

3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue WA 98007-6484
P: 425.564.3185

3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue WA 98007-6484
P: 425.564.3185
For more information: Bellevue College
International Student Programs