University of Wisconsin-Madison


Universitywide / Faculty


This means this destination is available to all students of Utrecht University


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

We expect 2 places for AY 24/25. Selection will be necessary, you are advised not to choose this destination as a 2nd or 3rd choice

Keep an eye on this webpage to stay informed on whether exchange is possible next academic year.

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

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.