Tuition and Financial Aid
As a State-supported institution, the University of Washington's tuition rates
offer exceptional value. For the current tuition rate for the Ph.D. in Law,
please refer to the University of Washington Tuition and Fees Record and select the category Law PhD.
(Most international students will be non-residents for the duration of their study at UW.)
Scholarship assistance for the Ph.D. program is limited. Tuition waivers,
financial assistance, and paid research positions are available only to a small number of candidates--either in their
first year of study or at their dissertation writing stage. Accordingly, candidates should budget sufficient funds to cover
at least three years of study in the program. The average completion time for the degree at present is 4-5 years.
International applicants for the Ph.D. in Law program automatically are considered
for tuition waivers and paid research positions. Students in exceptional financial
need may submit a statement indicating this with their application.
Applicants seeking financial assistance also should investigate other funding sources
such as employers, government agencies and foundations, as well as organizations listed on the
Financial Aid Offices' International Student web page.
For U.S. students, educational loans are available through the
Financial Aid Office.
Other funding information can be obtained from