University of Wisconsin–Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is the traditional American college experience-- unparalleled academics, beautiful architecture, dynamic student life & tremendous school spirit.

Why study at UW-Madison?

Academic excellence is at the heart of UW-Madison’s mission–that’s why the university is recognized worldwide for its commitment to academics and out-of-classroom learning. Our academic programs are ranked among the best in the nation with over 160 Academic Departments and Programs across 13 Schools and Colleges. From Engineering to Anthropology or Mathematics to International Business, you are sure to find courses of interest during your time at UW-Madison.

There's a reason we're ranked #1 in Student Life in the U.S. UW-Madison has one of the most engaged and active student populations around, so there is no better place to experience a true American college campus. While at UW-Madison you will experience the rich campus traditions that connect current and former Badgers all over the world. 

Between our 950+ student organizations, volunteering opportunities, Badger sporting events, and more, our campus community strives to make you feel connected. 

Academic Overview

Through VISP you can choose from different academic track options depending on your goals. With over 5,000 courses taught each semester, there are countless options available at your fingertips. 

Traditional track VISP students select from courses offered across our university's 160 departments. Depending on course availability, students can choose to focus on one or two academic areas or try courses in several departments to create the right schedule for them.

Popular academic areas include: 

  • Business (Accounting, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management & Human Resources, Marketing)
  • Communications
  • Computer Sciences
  • Economics
  • Engineering (Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc.)
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology & Sociology
  • Statistics

Enroll in classes before you even buy your plane ticket! Course enrollment begins in April for the fall semester and November for spring

About the City of Madison

The capital of the state of Wisconsin, Madison is a beautiful mid-sized city of 255,000 residents nestled between on the shores of four lakes. Our city is consistently selected as one of the best places to live in the U.S.. We're home to a number of great museums, arts & music venues and festivals, unique local shopping, award-winning restaurants, sporting events, and so much more. 

Campus spreads out from the heart of the downtown area along Lake Mendota, encompassing both lively city streets as well as scenic wooded hills. We're a very bike-friendly city that's regularly ranked one of the top 10 safest cities in America

Students live in both on-campus & off-campus housing located right next to campus. So you'll be living with and around students from the Badger community. 

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Subjects you can take at University of Wisconsin–Madison


Total students: 45,540

Total International Students: 7,000

VISP Program size: ~200 each semester

Courses taught each semester: Over 5,000

Guaranteed scholarships at UW Madison

VISP is pleased to offer guaranteed scholarships to all DreamStudies students who enroll full-time in our traditional track VISP program. 

Undergraduate-level students receive $6,000 for enrollments of 12-18 credits and graduate-level students receive $4,000 for enrollments of at least 8 credits each semester they enroll in the VISP traditional track. 

No scholarship application necessary--simply list DreamStudies in your program application. 

This offer expires on 2023-12-31

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