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Study abroad at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is a state-of-the-art institution based in the city of Kirkland, just outside Seattle in the famous US state of Washington. The institute has been delivering world-class education since 1949.

LWTech is an incredible establishment that's passionate about helping students succeed. It boasts a highly friendly environment and strives to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to get them ahead in today’s fast-paced society.

There are many programs available to study at LWTech. International students can study courses in subjects like science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design, nursing, fitness, and so much more.

The gorgeous campus houses a bunch of awesome facilities and amenities for international students to enjoy, like brilliant dining spots, a spacious library, a modern fitness center, a bookstore, wellness resources, and fantastic career services.

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Why study at LWTech?

  • Global campus

    Students from all over the world study at LWTech

  • Flexible learning

    Experience a great blend of online and in-class learning

  • Wonderful staff

    Receive personalized support from leading professors

Life as an international student

LWTech attracts international students from around the world every year. There are currently students from over 30 nationalities enrolled at LWTech. There’s an amazing fusion of cultures present on campus - you’ll settle in as soon as you arrive.

International students are supported by a great team of advisors at LWTech - they’ll happily assist you with any questions or queries you may have. They go above and beyond to help you settle in and aim to give you the best experience possible.

There are numerous student-friendly housing options available near LWTech’s campus, including shared housing, private apartments, and homestay which involves living with a local host family. LWTech can provide accommodation guidance if you need help.

What Lake Washington Institute of Technology says

  • Karyna Tytar

    Karyna Tytar

    Lake Washington Institute of Technology Assistant Professor, Faculty Coordinator
    Karyna Tytar says

    LWTech is a great place for international students because they will get an opportunity to get a cutting-edge education in the Greater Settle area, which is home to companies such as Amazon, GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, Microsoft, and Nintendo.

    They will also be surrounded by a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities and an abundance of entertainment and cultural attractions.

    The best thing about LWTech is the welcoming environment. International students will feel like a part of a great community where each member of our faculty and staff wants them to succeed.

    We find collaborative and innovative ways to support international students on every step of their educational journey. We also take pride in our hands-on educational approach because it allows students to gain confidence in their new skills and feel prepared to thrive in the future.

    LWTech offers great support services for international students including collaborative advising and counseling. They will also find many opportunities to get involved including attending student activities, starting or joining a student club, engaging with student government.

    As for facilities, international students will use state-of-the-art labs, clinics, studios, and classrooms with the latest learning technologies that will enhance their educational experience.

    After completing a degree at LWTech, many doors open to international students. They will be able to choose from many careers in business, design, education, engineering, manufacturing, health sciences, IT, or transportation.

    Employers seek out our graduates because they know that they will be getting skilled team members who will make a great impact on their company from day one.

  • Dr Mike Potter

    Dr Mike Potter

    Lake Washington Institute of Technology Dean of Instruction
    Dr Mike Potter says

    International students will find a community of like-minded individuals who are preparing to enter or re-enter, a career centered on technology. Our students are practical oriented, focused on skill acquisition.

    We offer hands-on, instructor lead education. Our faculty have worked a minimum of two years in the job aligned with their educational program - most a decade or more.

    Our labs, clinics, studios, and classrooms are a simulation of the work environment with up-to-date equipment and software. Our programs have an advisory committee of industry-based professionals to support the students and faculty.

    Whether they stay in the US or return home, international students will be able to present prospective employers a portfolio of work that includes samples of exactly what's expected on the job.

Student life & facilities

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    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
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    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Fitness Centre
    • Free Weights
    • Machines
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
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    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
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  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support

Fees and funding


LWTech Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: From USD$500 to USD$1000
  • Requirements: Lake Washington Institute of Technology's LWTech Foundation proudly offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarships open to students enrolled or enrolling at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) in the fall and spring of each academic year.

Fee information

  • Associate's degree tuition: US$11,485 per year
  • Bachelor's degree tuition: USD$21,046 per year


Lake Washington Institute of Technology

11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA

Kirkland is a stunning city and suburb of Seattle, with a friendly environment and vibrant community spirit. There are plenty of amazing restaurants, shops, and social hangouts to check out in the city.

Visa requirements for Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Many international students will require a visa to study in the USA, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements