Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question? Check below and we may have an answer for you! If you cannot find the answer to your questions, scroll down to the “Contact Information” section and send us an email.

Admission Requirements

How do I apply to UW Oshkosh?

Great question! It all depends on what type of student you are: degree-seeking, visiting, exchange, etc. Head over to our International Apply page and learn more about student types and application requirements.

I want to apply to the Fox Cities/Fond du Lac Campus, how does that work?

The Fox Cities Campus and Fond du Lac Campus are campuses of UW Oshkosh and follow the same procedure as Oshkosh campus students when it comes to admission. So, you can head over to our International Apply page and follow those instructions.

How do I check my application status?

The best way to check your application status is to reach out to our International Student Admissions Counselor, Anthony Lenski, via email at


Admitted Students

What happens after I am admitted?

Congratulations, you’ve been admitted as a Titan! Now what?

Upon admission, you will receive instructions EITHER on applying for your student visa OR the SEVIS Transfer process, depending on your situation. 

Approximately 2-3 business days after being admitted, you will receive another email with your UWO Email and NetID login credentials. Once you create your password and access your email, you can complete the pre-arrival steps listed on the Admitted International Student Checklist.

We’ll help you every step of the way! Don’t hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions.

Campus Tour

I am going to be in the area, how do I visit campus in-person?

We would love to have you visit us on campus! If you are looking to visit the Oshkosh campus, you can head to and register today. Learn more about how you can tour the Fox Cities campus  or the Fond du Lac campus.

Do you have virtual options to explore campus?

We do! We have virtual experiences for all three of our campuses. Click the following link to virtually explore the campus you are interested in: Oshkosh, Fox Cities or Fond du Lac.

Do I need to visit campus before I apply?

You do not, but we highly recommend it! The best way to know if a college campus is the perfect fit is to experience it for yourself, whether it be virtually or in-person. Utilize our resources above and explore your future home at one of the three campuses of UW Oshkosh.

Important Documents

What documents do I need to submit with my application?

That varies depending on what type of student you are and what the primary language of your country is. The best way to figure that out is to refer to your specific apply page. Head over to our International Apply page and select the student group that best fits you.

Where do I submit my documents?

If you are submitting them via email, they can be sent to If you plan to mail them, they can be mailed to the address below. Please be sure that all documents sent to us are official whether they’re emailed or mailed.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

UW Oshkosh

P.O. Box 2423

Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423

Application Openings and Deadlines

When does the UW Oshkosh application open?

You can begin applying to UW Oshkosh starting August 1 for the following Summer/Fall term. The Spring application opens April 1 for the following Spring term. 

Where do I go to apply?

The application for all three campuses of UW Oshkosh is

Do you have an application deadline?

UWO does not have an official application deadline. However, it is best to apply for the term you are confident you will be able to attend. If you need to apply for a student visa at a US Embassy or Consulate, consider the estimated wait times for visa applications, which can be found on this US Department of State webpage

Do I need to submit anything other than my application?

All students are required to submit some sort of additional documentation in addition to their online application. To find out what you are required to submit, go to the International Apply page and select your student type.

Cost of Attendance and Scholarships

How much does it cost to attend UW Oshkosh?

Cost depends on what type of student you plan on attending UW Oshkosh as; degree-seeking, exchange or visiting. Here are cost breakdowns for the different student types:




Can I apply for scholarships?

Yes! UW Oshkosh offers over $200,000 in scholarships every single year. When you are admitted, you will be able to apply for our UW Oshkosh scholarships. You can explore those scholarships on our Academic Works website.

Are there any scholarships specifically for International Students?

Learn more about scholarships specifically developed for international students.

Who should I contact if I have questions about scholarships?

If you have questions about general UW Oshkosh scholarships, you can email If you have questions about available International Student scholarships, please contact International Student Services at

Contact Information

Who should I contact with questions?

Our office is always here to help! Questions regarding admission can be sent to

If have already been admitted, please contact


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