International Exchange

We welcome students from partner universities who would like to study at UW Oshkosh for one or two semesters.

Partner Universities

Oshkosh Campus

Oshkosh, WI
9,198 Campus Enrollment

Fond du Lac Campus

Fond du Lac, WI
372 Campus Enrollment

Fox Cities Campus

Menasha, WI
903 Campus Enrollment


Scholarships are gifts of money that do not need to be repaid, provided the enrollment period is completed.

Scholarships count toward student’s overall financial resources. Federal regulations require scholarships be considered when calculating student’s financial aid award and eligibility.

External Scholarships

UW Oshkosh Scholarships

UW Oshkosh has a searchable scholarship database that features scholarships for everyone.

Only students who are admitted into UWO can apply for them. Adhere to application deadlines to ensure consideration. 

Get Started

We’re happy that you are considering applying to UW Oshkosh!  If you have any questions as you go through the application process, please contact the international admissions counselor at or at +1-920-424-3164. All applications will be submitted on the International Admissions website.


UW Oshkosh evaluates applications as they are received. Applications will continue to be evaluated until slots for their incoming class are filled.

Applicants who have not submitted all required application documents in time to schedule a visa appointment may continue their application for the next semester.


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


Expense One
Full-time Tuition and Fees Paid to home University Paid to home University
Housing (double) $2,526 $4,912
21 meals/week plan $1,780 $3,560
Books & Student ID $520 $1,020
Health Insurance $805 $1,726
Titan Welcome week $150 $150
Total $5,781* $11,368*
*Students on the Hessen Exchange will also pay segregated fees, estimated $686 per semester.
The estimates for Hessen exchange students are $6,467 (1 semester) and $12,741 (2 semesters)

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 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 September 2022, these fees were $220 for the US government SEVIS fee PLUS the in-country U.S. student visa fee.


(I-20 OR DS-2019)


Please begin this step after applying for admission:

  • Complete the UWO Immigration Document Application Form. ALL applicants complete this form regardless of the source of funding. This is the same form that you can use to apply for the International Student Scholarship. You will use this form to upload the following documents:
    • Completed Financial Verification Form
    • Evidence of Financial Resources:
      • This can be an electronic or print copy of financial documents.
      • If the statement is not in English, provide a letter from the financial institution confirming the amount. 
    • Copy of the biographical page of your passport.
    • Copies of previously issued U.S. Visas (if you have been given a U.S. visa in the past)
    • Copies of previously issued I-20’s or DS-2019’s. (if you have been in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa in the past)
    • Optional: International Student Scholarship Essay
      • 500 – 1,000 word original essay addressing 1) your commitment to your own educational development and 2) your commitment to using your education and skills to contribute to your community. Demonstrate your commitment by discussing your extracurricular activities, leadership positions, volunteer work and/or other relevant activities.

UW Oshkosh will issue a Form I-20 or DS-2019 only after admission 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. International Student Services is responsible for ensuring 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.


Congratulations on your acceptance to UW Oshkosh.

This is your guide you through the important steps you need to take to enroll for classes and prepare for the beginning of your academic year.

Find out what you need to do as a newly admitted international student both before and when you arrive.

Study Abroad Fair presentation requirement
During the first or second week of classes each fall and spring semester, the UW Oshkosh Office of International Education holds a large study abroad fair.  More than 700 UW Oshkosh students attend each fall, and more than 500 UW Oshkosh students attend each spring.  The fair is normally held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

All UW Oshkosh exchange students are expected to attend our fair to promote study at their home university.

Each student’s home university will have a table at the fair (there will be one table for all National Student Exchange universities).  Exchange students should speak to the study abroad coordinator on their home campus before coming to UW Oshkosh to request informational materials for the fair.  Exchange students should also visit the Office of International Education at UW Oshkosh to prepare to decorate their table.

Exchange students may leave the fair to attend class (don’t skip class!) but are expected to be at the fair when not in class.

Current Students

International students play an active role in both the intellectual and cultural life of our campus.


The Office of International Education is here to help you navigate life on campus and provide useful information, resources and links to additional content that will help you throughout your time at UW Oshkosh.


International Student Services
Dempsey Hall, Room 201                                     +1 (920) 424-2278

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