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:

Check out this video featuring our global badger!

Lennox Owino, a global badger from Nairobi, Kenya, explains why getting involved in student government is so important. Owino also shares how he was able to help children in his home community in Kenya with his Wisconsin Idea Fellowship project.

Connect with us!

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

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