International Visiting/Exchange Application Procedures

Looking to take a class or two as a Visiting International Student? Or maybe you want to join us for just a semester or two as an International Exchange Student? We’ve got you covered! While the student type depends on the program your home institution offers, the application process for Visiting and Exchange students are the same. Start your application to join us for a short term program!

STEP 1: Apply

The first step to applying to UW Oshkosh is to complete your UW System Application. You can do so by heading over to (or clicking that big yellow button above) and clicking “Create an Account to Get Started.” It will start by asking for some information about yourself as well as some general questions to ensure that you are completing the correct application.

We are currently accepting applications for all three UW Oshkosh campuses for the next, upcoming academic semester. Please see our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page for more information about application deadlines.

Once you completely and submit your UW System application, move on to Step 2!

STEP 2: Submit Official High School Transcripts

Part of your UW Oshkosh application process includes submitting a copy of your official high school transcripts. You can either have them officially sent to us via email to or by mail to:

UW Oshkosh Undergraduate Admissions

PO Box 2423

Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423

Final official transcripts must be submitted to UW Oshkosh in the original language. All documents not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Visit NACES or ACIE to view accepted translators.

STEP 3: Proof of English Proficiency

Your final step in the application process is to submit proof of English proficiency. When you take your English proficiency test, be sure to indicate UW Oshkosh as the school that you want your test results sent to. Indicating UW Oshkosh as your intended school will have them sent to all three campuses of UW Oshkosh. If they require a mailing address, you can use the same mailing address that you sent your transcripts to in Step 2.

Below are the required scores for UW Oshkosh:

TOEFL – iBT 71 61
IELTS 6.0 5.5
Duolingo 110 110
ACT (English) 18 18
SAT (Evidence-Based Writing) 460 460
Cambridge English C1 pass or C2 pass C1 pass or C2 pass

*English proficiency scores are not required if English is an official language of applicant’s country of origin.

**Those who studied in the United States for their most recent 2 semesters or academic year of high school, college, or university immediately preceding attendance at UWO are not required to submit English proficiency test scores.

STEP 4: Immigration Document Application
  • Complete the UWO Immigration Document Application Form. ALL applicants complete this form regardless of the source of funding. This form is also used to apply for the International Student Scholarship. This form will require you to electronically upload the following supporting documents:
    • Completed and Signed Financial Verification Form
    • Current Bank Statement and/or Scholarship Award Letter from the Sponsoring Individual(s) or Organization(s) listed on your Financial Verification Form.
    • Copy of the biographical page of your passport.
    • *Copies of previously issued U.S. Visas
    • *Copies of previously issued I-20’s or DS-2019’s
    • Optional: International Student Scholarship Essay
      • 500 – 1,000 word original essay addressing 1) your commitment to your own educational development and 2) your commitment to using your education and skills to contribute to your community. Demonstrate your commitment by discussing your extracurricular activities, leadership positions, volunteer work and/or other relevant activities.

 *Only required for Students Requesting a SEVIS Record Transfer to UWO.


International Student Services
Dempsey Hall, Room 201 
+1 (920) 424-2283


International Student Services
Dempsey Hall, Room 201

+1 (920) 424-2283