Applying to VISP

Apply at least three months before your intended start date at UW-Madison. We do not have a fixed deadline to participate but completion of the entire admission process and visa application may require many months to complete. There are a limited number of spots available each semester, so apply early for best consideration.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply Now

Step 2: Submit scanned copies of your application materials to

    • Official university transcripts (undergraduate level students only)
    • English proficiency exam scores (TOEFL/IELTS), if required as outlined on our VISP Eligibility page. Please do not have computerized scores sent to UW-Madison.
    • Passport information page
    • Financial support documents (bank statements and/or scholarship letters) showing at least the minimum cost of attendance. If the bank statement is not in your name, please provide a sponsor letter from the account holder. See a sample bank statement and sample sponsor letter for assistance with this requirement.
Note: The financial support documents can be sent after your admission.

    Step 3: VISP coordinators will be in touch with you within a few days after receiving your documents.

    Questions? Please contact the VISP Coordinators.

    Academic Integrity in Applying

    As an applicant to VISP, by submitting your application you certify that your application is complete and accurate. We hold you accountable to ensure the authenticity and honesty of your application, written statements, and additional materials subsequently submitted.