Application Information:

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).
* Levels A1 - C2 refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).

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How to Apply:

To apply for our fall, spring or summer full-time Intensive English Program, complete the online application form. There is no application fee.

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.

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Upcoming sessions:

Spring 2018 (15 weeks)
Dates: January 23 - May 11

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Summer 2018 (8 weeks)
Dates:  June 18 - August 10

Application Deadline: May 15, 2018

Tuition and Living Costs:

Spring 2018 (15-week session) Summer 2018 (8-week session)  Fall 2018 (15-week session)
International Student: $8,971 International Student: $5,632

International Student: $8,971

Estimated living cost: $5000 Estimated living cost: $2,700 Estimated living cost: $5,000

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, Summer session is 4 credits - look in the 'International' column.

Tuition includes:
  • 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 $2,658 for the spring/fall terms and $1,756 for summer session.

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:

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: