Fall 2013 Application Available in August 2013
The fall 2013 application cycle is for study abroad programs in spring 2014. Some programs may be full, and others may have limited space. More specific details on space availability and the application process will be made available at the start of the fall 2013 semester.
Students who applied during the spring 2013 application cycle have been notified of the status of their applications. At this point, we are no longer accepting late applications.
Please note: Application deadlines for the fall application cycle (for spring 2014 study abroad) will fall between mid-August and September 1, 2013. Applications submitted after the deadlines are not guaranteed full and equal consideration and may not be reviewed.
General Information on the Application Process
The following information is for reference and may change in future admission cycles. Please review the application for complete details.
Applications are typically due March 1 of the previous academic year. Some summer programs may have earlier deadlines. If space is available on spring semester programs, the application process will re-open in the fall.
A complete application will consist of the completed application packet, student record from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and any other college or university you have attended, and the program fee.
Please review individual programs for eligibility requirements:
- Class standing: Business study abroad programs require sophomore (24 credits) or junior (54 credits) standing by the time you study abroad.
- GPA: Students should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Academic progress: Students must have completed at least nine (9) credits of business or economics and be making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree.
- Language requirements: While most programs do not have a foreign language requirement, some may have a specific requirement.
- Program-specific requirements: Check the program-specific webpage for any program-specific requirements.
A standard application consists of an application with demographic information, student record, and statements. Applications meeting the minimum eligibility requirements are reviewed for the academic preparedness, rationale, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience. The primary selection criterion is academic performance. Other selection factors include:
- Preference will be given to students admitted to the business school and those pursuing a Certificate in Business.
- Additional consideration is given for students with prior relevant language, area studies or geographic interest, and coursework in the country or region, as well as compelling responses to the questions in this application.
- Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered case by case on a space-available basis.
- Students who have already had a semester abroad experience will be given lower priority.
- In a limited number of cases, some programs are prohibited or unable to accommodate passport holders of some countries. Students who will not travel on a U.S. passport should indicate this on their application.