Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have temporarily suspended our intensive English program. We do not anticipate restarting our program until January 2022 at the earliest.
We welcome applications from students who:
- are at least 18 years old and high school graduates, and
- have a minimum of low-intermediate English speaking competency (A1)*. We do not offer beginning-level instruction (A1)*.
* Level A1 refers to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
How to Apply:
To apply for our fall or spring full-time Intensive English Program, complete the free online application to become a UW-Madison Special student. Within the application, you will select the English as a Second Language program.
Important: Applicants must provide official documentation of the source of funds for tuition and living expenses. Documentation may be a letter from the applicant’s bank, scholarship board, or other funding agency. We also require a scan of the photo page of a valid passport. After we receive the application and documents, we evaluate them. If a student is accepted to the program, we will issue Form I-20 which is required to request the student visa.
Ready? Click here to apply. Scroll down to find this button.
Tuition and Living Costs:
|Spring and Fall 2020 (14-week session)
|International Student: $9,723
|Estimated living cost: $5000
Fees are estimates based on previous years and are subject to change. For current rates, please click here. Choose the correct semester and year. Fall and Spring semesters are 6 credits – look in the ‘International’ column.
- 20 hours of English instruction per week
- Personalized academic counseling
- English conversation partners
- City and campus-wide bus pass
- Full access to UW-Madison facilities including:
- over 30 libraries and computer labs
- sports and exercise facilities
- A wide range of free cultural and recreational activities including:
- over 900 student organizations and clubs
- organized community volunteering opportunities
- lectures by award-winning professors and Nobel Prize winners
- face-to-face and online technology training
- weekly music concerts and movies
Estimated living costs include:
These totals do NOT include:
- Flights, airport transfers or visa costs
Current tuition rates for Wisconsin residents are $2,665 for the spring/fall terms.
Before you pay your tuition, you must register for your classes. Tuition and fee payment due date is the Friday of the third week of instruction for Fall and Spring terms for most students. See:http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/bursar/tuitpay.html
Note: Students are required to have health insurance for themselves and any accompanying dependents. Insurance may be purchased from the University Health Services when you arrive. See: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/ship/international/