Welcome! We are glad you are interested in pursuing study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

International Student Services (ISS) serves F-1/J-1 international students once they have been admitted to a program of study. Please direct your questions to the admitting office through which you will apply.

Step 1: Admission

You can find out how to apply at the Admissions website linked below. UW-Madison admits international students through many different offices across campus.

Step 2: Follow steps to become a UW-Madison student!

Once you are admitted, follow our 8 Steps to become a UW-Madison student!

Who serves prospective students like YOU?

TheOffice of Undergraduate Admissionsserves:

  • current and graduated high school (secondary school) students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree (undergraduate student)
  • current college/university (tertiary school) students seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree (undergraduate transfer student)

The Graduate Admissions Office  serves:

UW–Madison’s professional schools equip you with the in-depth education and real-world experiences you need to excel.

Professional graduate education includes the following:



Medicine & Public Health


Veterinary Medicine

Visiting International Student Programs (VISP)  –  Division of Continuing Studies serves:


Connect with us!

Facebook: @ISSatUW
Instagram: @uw_iss
YouTube: ISS at UW- Madison
Twitter: @UW_ISS

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