International Students
Students Employed within 6 months of Graduation
Degrees that offer internship (CPT) opportunity
Scholarships Available

Programs Of Study
Intensive English Program
High School Completion
How To Apply

Located just outside of Seattle, Washington, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state. LWTech offers eight applied bachelor’s degrees, and 43 associate degrees, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Our graduates are ready to go out into the workforce with the latest industry skills, and/or ready to transfer to one of LWTech’s applied bachelor degree programs or to another university. Graduation isn’t the end; it’s the beginning. Whatever your educational goals are, we are here to help you.
“LWTech is an ideal technical institute for those who want to learn and study through practical experience. I changed my major from business to applied design when I started studying here. I do really appreciate all the supportive faculty, instructors, co-workers and friends that have helped me achieve my academic goals.”
Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (graduate)
Popular Programs of Study
• Business

• Digital Gaming

• Applied Design

• Engineering Transfer

• Pre-Nursing

• Computer Science

• Culinary Arts

• Software Development

• Computer Security & Network Development

• Transportation, Logistics, & Supply Chain Management


• Personalized Academic and Transfer Advising

• Tutoring Assistance (both academic & IEP)

• Talk Time- opportunity to practice English listening and speaking skills

• Workshops for employment, scholarships, and more.
Intensive English Program
The Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed to provide a solid foundation in the English language and the skills necessary to be successful in college and university courses.
• Five levels of English language training with beginning, intermediate and Bridge.
• 20 hours of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and grammar in beginning and intermediate levels.
• IEP level 5 (Bridge) links courses in Accelerated English, IEP College Transition, and another college level course.
“It has been just two months that I moved to Kirkland and started taking IEP classes at LWTech. It´s a really short time but it's amazing how I have progressed in speech, reading and writing. Everyone in the campus is so involved and you feel very respected. The teachers bring passion to teach and always encourage the students to pursue their goals.”
High School Completion
Save time and money by completing your high school diploma and earning transferable college credits at the same time. Students earn a Washington State US high school diploma that is recognized around the world. Learn more about the LWTech High School Completion Program.
“I’m a proud student of LWTech, the college that helps you stand stronger for what’s coming in the future. What they teach you here is not just knowledge, it’s experiences.”
High School Diploma & Associate in Applied Science- Computer Security & Network Technology (Graduate)


International students have many options for housing around LWTech based on your personal needs and lifestyle. Housing options include homestay, shared housing, or apartments.
The surrounding area offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and a wealth of diverse arts, entertainment and cultural attractions. Kirkland is located a few miles east of Seattle, and about an hour away from skiing/snowboarding in the Cascade mountains. There are also many student clubs including International, Game Development, and Software Development.
How To Apply
• Complete International Application

• Pay $50 application fee (non-refundable)

• Provide financial/bank statement

• Provide copy of valid passport

• Applicant must be at least 16 years old by program start date

Academic Calendar

(4 possible admission periods)
Fall — September
Winter — January
Spring — April
Summer — July

Fast Facts

6,571 Total students
20+ Countries represented
83% Students employed within 6 months of graduation
9 Degree programs that offer internship (CPT) opportunity
$500- $1,000 Scholarships available
110+ International students

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