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The nature and purpose of this website is to assist students interested in the study of political science by helping them find resources provided by the University of Washington and outside providers. This information is forwarded to this blog as a courtesy and an illustration of possible resources. The Political Science department does not endorse or promote any specific products, services, or vendors.

The University of Oslo is offering digital (society/culture focussed) and in-person (language/culture focussed) courses this summer. There is no tuition for the virtual courses; in-person courses do have a fee. Applications are now open. Students earn academic credits from UofOslo.  Students are welcome to contact me with questions. 
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Dear Students,

We are now accepting submissions for the 25th Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022. 

To present your work at this event, you must submit an application by Friday, February 11th, 2022. The application and information about the Symposium may be found on the Undergraduate Research Program website.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines, including the...

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The Mary Gates Endowment for Students scholarships are open to all UW undergraduate students, including all majors, and residency statuses (international students, and undocumented students are eligible to apply). Please visit our website for more information:



Mary Gates scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities. These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and connect students with a community of scholars and mentors.

Research Scholarship

Students engage in a research project to discover, articulate, and contribute their talents and ideas with the guidance of a faculty mentor.


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UAA Advising is currently recruiting for our Peer Adviser student positions!  


UAA Peer Advisers are experienced undergraduate students who receive extensive training and work alongside professional staff advisers to serve thousands of UW Seattle students each academic year.   Peer Advisers see students for 10-15 minute drop-in advising sessions that commonly involve discussing: course selection, major selection and declaration, satisfactory progress policies, registration, academic difficulty, and referrals to campus resources.  Peer Advisers also answer emails submitted to the main general advising account of the university...

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The Q Center is pleased to announce the Bodies that Bleed discussion space is resuming this quarter.  Please see above for more info and share with your networks:

Bodies that Bleed is a peer facilitated group that aims to create space for the expansive ways in which we experience menstruation. If you are someone who has a body that currently bleeds, once bled, or if you desire a bleeding body, this group may be for you! Please feel free to reach out to Joie (they/them), with any questions.

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  • CLUE Tutoring and Academic Success Coaching will be operating virtually now until January 17th. Students can access our services virtually through our website. We plan to resume in person and hybrid services on Tuesday, January 18th.

  • CLUE Tutoring

    • CLUE Drop-In Tutoring is open from 7- 11 pm on Sunday through Thursday. 

    • Daytime scheduled appointments are available for Writing and Physics.

    • Exam reviews and discussion sessions are available virtually, and more information can be found on the...

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Getting Started on your Scholarship Search

Learn about searching for scholarships that fit your interests and goals and bringing your strengths into application materials. We’ll also talk about how to write for your audience and think like a funder.

Wednesday, January 12th | 5:00 p.m.

Scholarship Searching for 2nd and 3rd year Students

Find out what it takes to become a competitive candidate and how to highlight those qualities in an app. We'll share upcoming opportunities and ideas for the future -- including funding for graduate school, to go abroad, and more!


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Alan R. Spence Scholarships for Transfer Students – Apply by Feb. 16!

This year, the Spence Fund will award 3-4 scholarships of $1000 each to current UW Seattle undergraduate students who entered UW as transfer students during previous quarters (please see eligibility details below). 

The Alan R. Spence Transfer Support Fund was established to support transfer students...

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Are you looking to add a couple of credits to your schedule? It is not too late to register for HSTRY 201 History Lecture Series Colloquium this Winter 2022!



SLN: 15637

2 credits, Credit/No Credit

Wednesdays 3:30pm – 4:50pm

Instructor: Julie Osborn (History Writing Center Director)

HSTRY 201 is a seminar-style companion to the 2022 History Lecture Series, “Capitalism in Action: Culture, Power, History.” Students will watch and discuss the lectures, read related texts, and write short essays to synthesize these broad inquiries into the state of global capitalism across time and space.

This year’s History Lecture Series theme: Capitalism in Action: Culture, Power, History

You can learn more about the History Lecture Series and register for the lectures here:...

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Winter 2022 Online Courses in Integrated Social Sciences: Register Now in Period 3

UW students are invited to enroll in online courses in the Integrated Social Sciences program on a space-available basis during Registration Period 3 (starting January 3 ).  ISS courses are taught on Canvas in a cohort-based, asynchronous format.  We offer some great social science courses in disciplines such as anthropology, political science, and international studies available this fall.  All courses are designed and taught by regular UW faculty and provide residence credit. 

The cost for a course in our fee-based program is $359 per credit ($1,795 for a 5-credit course).  Please note that your regular UW tuition will NOT cover the ISS course fees.  *Because of the high cost of non-resident tuition, out-of-state students can save significantly by taking ISS courses!  Most forms of financial aid may be applied to ISS course fees.  Please speak with a Financial Aid counselor first if...

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