Bellevue College
Office of International Education

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $25,000—$30,000 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, Dormitory

  • 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 31,200 students with more than 1,100 international students from over 60 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, our international students have transferred to top universities throughout the U.S. including Columbia, Cornell, Purdue, Berkeley, UCLA and many others. Bellevue College is also ranked 16 out of the Top 40 Associate Colleges Hosting International Students, 2016/17 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, Costco, Nintendo, Amazon, Starbucks and T-Mobile. The city of Bellevue is well known for its breathtaking scenery, great employment opportunities, and safe streets. Students can enjoy Greater Seattle’s area moderate climate and clean air and water. Surrounded by 100 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 Associate's degree
  • Professional and Technical Certificates and Associate's degrees
  • Baccalaureate Certificates and Bachelor's degrees
  • Intensive English/University Preparation (ESL Study) and College Bridge
  • International Business Professions Certificate
  • International High School Completion

Popular pre-majors include accounting, business administration, computer science, engineering, healthcare, nursing, technology, interior design, and many more. 

Office of International Education

Conveniently located in the heart of the main campus, the Office of International Education (OIE) provides one-stop support services to optimize the international students’ overall experiences at Bellevue College. Full services start from recruitment, admissions, advising, extracurricular activities and post-graduation. Our experienced international student advisors 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 & Paid Positions: The Office of International Education offers limited scholarships and paid student leadership positions to qualified international students. All Bellevue College students are also eligible to apply for Bellevue College Foundation Scholarships
  • Tutoring Labs: Free tutoring for English, math and other academic subjects on a need basis is provided at the Academic Success Center
  • 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 is opening its first on-campus apartment style residential community in September 2018 (Fall 2018). The community houses 400 students. Experienced housing leadership team will not only support the successful operations but also develop and facilitate a wide range of student success initiatives to support students’ overall experience. 

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/seasonal activities such Snow Tubing, hiking, Tulip Festival with a minimal fee organized and accompanied by the OIE staff and Global Leaders.

Courses Offered

For complete list of programs of study, please go to  

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 at


Bellevue College
Office of International Education

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
Office of International Education