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Prospective Visiting

We're happy that you're considering applying to UW Oshkosh!  If you have any questions at all as you go through this process, please contact us at +1-920-424-0775 or at .

Application Deadlines

If you are coming to UW Oshkosh from a partner institution, apply to your own international office by your HOME campus deadlines.  If you are coming to UW Oshkosh directly, apply by the deadlines announced below.

Apply by the recommended deadline in order to register for courses at the same time as other degree-seeking students. Late applications will be accepted through the final deadline. Exceptions may be made to the final deadline on a case-by-case basis but are not guaranteed.

For FallRecommendedFirst Friday in May
FinalFirst Friday in June
For SpringRecommended
Second Friday in November
FinalFirst Friday in December
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Before completing this on-line form, read all of the questions on the form. The form requires you to upload documents. After reading through the questions on the form, you will know which documents you must have prepared in advance for upload. THIS FORM CANNOT BE SAVED - YOU MUST SUBMIT THIS FORM AT THE TIME THAT YOU COMPLETE IT.

Request that the following be submitted directly by the testing agency to: Admissions Office (International Admissions), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA.
Proof of English Proficiency
--You must also upload an unofficial copy of your scores when completing the "Office of International Education Intake Form".--
Mail the following directly to: Admissions Office (International Admissions), University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA.
Special Student Form
--All applicants must complete this form.-- 

Official transcripts or marks sheets plus diplomas and certificates that confirm the degree granted, in the original language. 
--You must also upload a copy of your transcripts or marks sheets plus any diplomas and/or certificates you may have when completing the "Office of International Education Intake Form".  Create ONE pdf to include ALL of the documents that you have.--

  • All documents not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation.
  • Transcripts must include the full list of courses completed plus grades for each course EXCEPT courses currently in progress. An updated transcript must be submitted after final grades become available.
  • First-year students must submit documents from all secondary schools previously attended.
  • Transfer students with 29 or fewer college-level credits must submit documents from all secondary schools, colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Transfer students with 30 or more college-level credits must submit documents from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • TRANSCRIPTS, DIPLOMAS & CERTIFICATES MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO UW OSHKOSH BY THE ISSUING INSTITUTION.  Alternatively, applicants may send transcripts, diplomas and certificates to UW Oshkosh IF they are SEALED in an envelope which has clearly been provided by the academic institution awarding the transcripts, diplomas or certificates.
Declaration of Financial Resources signed by the applicant AND by all (if any) financial sponsors.
--ALL applicants complete this form regardless of the source of their funding.— 

One or more of the following, so that the total available to you in US dollars adds up to the total required amount shown on the Declaration of Financial Resources:

  • A copy of your personal bank statement
  • A copy of your parents’ or other sponsor’s bank statement.
  • A letter from your government or a scholarship agency indicating the total sponsorship in US dollars per year of study.
Student Health Form completed by a doctor or other appropriate health provider
Copy of the biographical page of your passport
--Can be submitted later if you do not yet have one.--
Copies of any previously issued U.S. Visas
Copies of any previously issued I-20's or DS-2019's
--ONLY required from students who have previously been in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa.--
If you plan to bring one or more dependents with you to the U.S., request the “Dependents” application and submit this along with your application packet.

The review of your application will take between 2-4 weeks depending on the timing of the application submission. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified by email.

UW Oshkosh will issue a Form I-20 only after acceptance by the Admissions Office and verification of adequate financial resources as required by federal regulations. UW Oshkosh encourages the enrollment of qualified international students in suitable programs and seeks to attract students whose academic potential has already been recognized in their home countries. An international student is classified for educational purposes as a person who is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States. UW Oshkosh is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. The Office of International Education also attempts to ensure that the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh complies with all applicable laws set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and other government agencies.

Acceptance Criteria
Visiting Students

Acceptance criteria include individual course grades, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and the English proficiency score. An applicant's high school academic record will always be considered when fewer than 30 college-level semester credits have been earned at the time of application and may also be required of any student whose application requires further review. 

English Proficiency Requirement

Undergraduate degree-seeking applicants affirm English language ability by:

  • having TOEFL, IELTS, or STEP/EIKEN scores submitted directly to UW Oshkosh by the testing agency; or
  • successfully completing the UW Oshkosh Intensive English program; or
  • successfully completing another pre-approved English language program*; or
  • successfully completing one year (approximately 30 credits) at a U.S. college or university; or
  • earning a high school diploma from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

English Language Tests Accepted at UW Oshkosh

TOEFL Minimum score: 71 ibt (undergraduate) Report must be mailed directly to UW Oshkosh (institution code: 1916) from the testing agency.

IELTS Minimum score: 6.0 (undergraduate) Report must be mailed directly to UW Oshkosh from the testing agency.

STEP/EIKEN Minimum score: Level 1 (undergraduate only) For students whose native language is Japanese.

*Other Approved English Language Programs

ELS Language Centers Minimum level: 112 (undergraduate only)

Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute (WESLI) Minimum level 700 plus rating of “very good” in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking and minimum 75 on the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (undergraduate).

Madison English as a Second Language School (MESLS) Minimum level advanced - 302 level courses in oral communication skills, reading, writing and grammar, with at least an AB grade average (graduate only).

Estimated Expenses

Fall 2015 -Spring 2016

Every August, tuition & fees, housing, meal and insurance fees are updated.  Estimates may change for students beginning after August.

Expense1 Semester2 Semesters
Full-time Tuition & Fees$7,530$15,060
Pre-arrival Course$250$250
Housing (double)$2,048$4,096
21 Meals/week Plan$1,475$2,950
Books & Student ID$500$1,000
Health Insurance$720$1,440

An accommodation deposit is due at the time that you reserve housing. All other fees payable to UW Oshkosh are due prior to the first day of class.

Fees payable to UW Oshkosh include tuition & fees, housing, meals, books, student ID and health insurance. The housing fee is based on the lowest-cost accommodation in double rooms on the UW Oshkosh campus and includes the housing deposit. All students must purchase the UW Oshkosh insurance plan to be in compliance with U.S. Immigration policy and UW Oshkosh requirements.

In addition to fees owed to UW Oshkosh, you will incur personal expenses during your stay. On average, a student may spend approximately $1,000 each semester. Every individual's spending habits are different; an individual student’s personal expenses may be higher or lower than the estimate. Applicants are responsible for U.S. government fees in relation to the visa application. As of early 2014, these fees were approximately $200 for the US government SEVIS fee PLUS the in-country U.S. student visa fee.

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Contact Us

Office of International Education
Dempsey Hall, Room 202
Phone: +1 (920) 424-0775
Fax: +1 (920) 424-0185

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