The spring 2014 application cycle is now CLOSED.

The spring 2014 application cycle was for study abroad programs in summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015. It closed on February 28, 2014. If space for the spring 2015 semester remains open, the application process will re-open in the fall.

Applications submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed full and equal consideration and may be returned. You can still find the application here.

If you have any questions about this process, please email When submitting your application, please keep the following in mind:

  • Type your responses into the required fields in the application packet. To do this, you will need the free current version of Adobe Reader to type your information into the fields.
  • As part of the application process, students will need to submit a copy of their UW-Madison student record. Instructions on how to request this document can be found on this Obtaining an Unofficial Transcript tip sheet.


Overview of the Application Process

The following overview 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 UW-Madison and any other college or university you have attended, and the program fee.

Ensure you understand the eligibility criteria. Please review individual programs for specific 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 9 credits of business or economics and be making satisfactory academic progress towards your degree.
  • Language requirements: While most programs do not have a foreign language requirement, some may have a specific requirement.
  • Program-specific requirements: Review the program-specific webpage (HYPERLINK to program page) 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.