UW-Madison has altered campus operations to respond to the COVID-19 worldwide outbreak. All campus instruction will shift online through the end of the Spring 2020 semester, including final exams. Current campus updates and announcements can be found at the UW COVID-19 page, which includes a FAQ. See the messages sent by UW Study Abroad to current exchange students and/or partner institutions below.
March 11 message
March 17 message
March 17 message (Chancellor’s announcement)
Fall 2020 exchange has been cancelled. For more information, review the Vice Provost’s message on the International Division website.
In achievement and prestige, UW-Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities, regularly ranked as one of the top public research universities in the United States. Many of UW-Madison’s academic programs are ranked among the best in the nation with more than 400 degree tracks and over 5000 courses. A public, land-grant institution, UW-Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. UW-Madison is the flagship campus in the University of Wisconsin System, a statewide network of four-year universities, two-year colleges and an extension (community outreach) service. Learn more about UW-Madison.
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Becoming an Exchange Student
It is possible to become an exchange student if your university has a formal exchange agreement with UW-Madison. You will work with your home institution’s international office to be nominated as an exchange student to UW-Madison. Contact the international office at your home institution for more details about the nomination process. Your home institution is paired with one of the following exchange offices within UW Study Abroad:
Check with your home institution (or review the lists above) to confirm which exchange office you will apply to. Your exchange office will assist you throughout the study abroad process, from start to finish. We are available to answer questions on the application and pre-departure process, as well as to provide support and resources for you while you are here on campus.
If your home institution does not have an exchange agreement with UW-Madison, it can still be possible to attend UW-Madison for study abroad through the Visiting International Student Program (VISP). VISP is a tuition fees-based (non-exchange) program.
Thank you for your interest in becoming an exchange student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison through UW Study Abroad. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Wisconsin, to Madison, and to the United States!
If you will be on a formal exchange through UW Study Abroad, please contact our Incoming Exchange Team with any questions. Direct your question to the correct exchange office:
IAP General Exchange
WSB Business Exchange
ENGR Engineering Exchange
Incoming Exchange Team
UW Study Abroad
University of Wisconsin-Madison
301 Red Gym, 716 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 USA