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When you begin considering graduate study, first find out as much as you can about the programs that interest you. Start out by learning the admissions process and deadlines, faculty research interests, required and recommended curriculum, the funding landscape, and what the experience of other students in the program has been like. In particular, exploring faculty research interests is key to deciding for yourself if UW–Madison is the right university for you, and it is important as you articulate to the program’s admissions committee why you are a good fit.

1. Academic Records from Non-English Speaking Countries:

You'll need to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses completely. After financial documentation is approved by the Graduate School, admission is finalized and documents for your visa appointment are sent.


The is a critical part of the application process.

Sometimes the hardest subject to write about is yourself.

When you were admitted to the UW–Madison Graduate School, some academic documents were missing. The “hold” prevents future enrollment but will not affect the term you were admitted. To remove this hold, you must present the documents that were requested in your online status check.


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The Graduate School offers a limited number of application fee grants to make sure that the application fee is not a barrier for students from our key recruiting initiatives. Fee grants are currently available to US citizens and permanent resident applicants who can document that they:

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Log into the . Enter your NetID and password (use the links underneath NetID and password if help is needed.) Click on the “Student Center” link. Click on the information you would like to change, and then edit. For assistance contact our Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at . Also, please make your academic program aware of the change.

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There are only a few changes you are allowed to make. You can manage your recommenders, and update documents that you have already uploaded. You cannot add any new documents. This can be done through the applicant status check page.

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The application fee is $75 U.S. It is non-refundable and can be paid by credit card (MasterCard or Visa), Debit/ATM. In addition, non-US citizens will be charged a $6 international document processing fee.

3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application.


For help with your application, first look through these frequently asked questions. If you have other questions or encounter any problems with your application, contact admissions at .