International Students

The admission decision at Washington University School of Medicine is based on academic and personal merit and not on the ability of the student to pay the costs of education. However, individuals who are not citizens of the United States or who do not hold U.S. Permanent Resident Visa status, including DACA students, are not eligible for financial aid due, in part, to regulations covering most programs used by the School to fund financial assistance.

The Office of Admissions will consider all applicants (citizens and non-citizens) for merit-based tuition scholarships upon acceptance into the school of Medicine program.  Any tuition merit award offered would then be subtracted from the required fulfillment amount of both tuition and living expenses over the four year period of enrollment.

As an accepted student, in order for the university to complete the required documents that are necessary for issuance of a Visa, an accepted international student must document, by a date and in a manner designated by the School, that the necessary amount of funds, as established by the School, is available to pay the costs of education (tuition and living expenses) for the anticipated period of enrollment, normally four years.

Documentation of the required amount of financial resources may be by a letter of credit from a University approved bank/lender or by deposit of funds in an escrow account with a bank designated by the School. The School will require the total estimated cost of education ($384,000 U.S. dollars) for the entering Class of 2027.  Documentation of financial resources must be received and accepted by Washington University School of Medicine by April 30th 2023. This timetable will allow for processing of documents necessary for the issuance of a Visa required for international students studying in the US.

As an admitted student, please review the forms and requirements sent directly to you via email. Should you have additional questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Planning and/or listen to this presentation.