Bellevue College
International Education

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $10,000 — $15,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School


  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, Interior Design, University Transfer

  • Setting


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 61+, Duolingo: 90+

  • 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, as well as professional certificates, intensive English program (ESL), and International High School Completion program. Bellevue College is the largest 2-years college in Washington State and the home of 29,000+ students with about 900 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 Cornell, Stanford, NYU, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Berkeley, UCLA and many others. Bellevue College is also ranked 14 out of the Top 40 Associate Colleges Hosting International Students in the 2020 Open Doors report.

The Bellevue Location

Bellevue College is located in beautiful Bellevue, Washington and is close to Seattle and surrounded by the Puget Sound, a number of lakes, and a rich environment. It is just 20 minutes from the Sea-Tac international airport and offers a quick 15-minute drive to downtown Seattle. The college is surrounded by some of the largest, most recognizable companies in the world. Expedia and T-Mobile are just west of campus and Microsoft is to the North. All are within a 10-minute drive from Bellevue College. 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 Associate's degree and Certificates
  • 9 Bachelor’s degrees  
  • Baccalaureate Certificates (selective admissions) 
  • International High School Completion Program
  • International Business Professions Program
  • Bridge Pathway
  • Intensive English/University Preparation (ESL) – Academic English track

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

International Education Department

Conveniently located in brand-new Student Success Center building (building U), the International Education (IE) Department 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

  • On-campus apartment style housing
  • Bellevue College Foundation Scholarships
  • Paid on-campus employment opportunities
  • Free academic tutoring services in various subjects
  • Academic Advising Center
  • Counseling Center
  • Over 30 computer labs across multiple campuses
  • 24x7 on campus Public Safety
  • NWAC Athletics include Men’s Baseball, Women’s Softball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Tennis
  • Media library, bookstore, and much more

Rich College Life Outside The Classroom

Bellevue College opened its first on-campus apartment style residential community in September 2018. The community houses 400 students. Experienced housing leadership team not only supports the operations but also develops and facilitates 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 us at


Bellevue College
International Education

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