University of Wisconsin-Madison


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In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin - Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs, and student activities. Spanning 939 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the City of Madison.

Undergraduate courses at UW-Madison are numbered 100 to 699. Graduate level courses number 300 to 999. There is an overlap of levels from 300 to 699. Sometimes undergraduate and graduate students are expected to do different assignments in these numbered courses.

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General information for exchange students

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Academic calendar

Semester I: beginning of September - end of December (orientation will be the week prior to classes starting)
Semester II: mid January – mid May (orientation will be the week prior to classes starting)

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To be handed in after you have been selected:

  • A TOEFL score in the 95-105 range (587-620 on the paper-based test) or
  • An IELTS score of 6.5-7.5 or
  • A letter of reference from a college-university English professor or staff member at the international office can be substituted.
Areas of study open to exchange students

Students are permitted to enrol in any courses or programs at UW-Madison for which they are qualified, with the exception of those courses in which places may not be available due to enrolment limitations or that are hosted in schools with separate admissions processes (i.e. Business). Exchange students are rarely -if ever- able to enrol in courses in UW professional schools. In recent years it has become more difficult for students to find open seats in courses in Economics and Journalism.

Courses at Master’s level

Yes (but see the comment under 'Areas of study open to exchange students')

Language of instruction

All courses are taught in English, except foreign language courses.

Housing assistance

Students can live in on-campus or off-campus housing. Information will be sent to students about both options.

Estimated living costs per month

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Credits and grading

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4 semester places, we expect selection to be necessary for 2023-2024. You are advised not to place this as 2nd or 3rd choice. 

Photo by student Martijn Konings



If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office.