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Exchange Students

Thank you for your interest in attending the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater as an exchange student.  We look forward to welcoming you to Whitewater and the U.S.!


In order to apply to UW-Whitewater as an exchange student for one or two semesters, you must meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • You must be nominated by one of UW-Whitewater's exchange partners to participate in the exchange
  • You must have completed at least one year of university studies before starting the exchange
  • You must be in good academic standing at your home university
  • If English is not your first/main language, you must demonstrate the required level of proficiency in English by meeting one or more of the following requirements:
    • TOEFL score of at least 500 pBT/61 iBT (550 pBT/79 iBT  for graduate students)
    • IELTS score of at least 5.5 (6.0 for graduate students)
    • Successful completion of at least one full year of university coursework (e.g. 60 ECTS) in English
    • Other English proficiency documentation, as per agreement

Application Process

Before applying to UW-Whitewater as an exchange student, you must first successfully complete the selection process at your home university. The international office at your home university will be able to provide you with the necessary details. Once you have been selected, your home university will nominate you.

After you have been nominated, you are ready to complete the UW-Whitewater exchange application process:

  1. Complete the online application at

  2. Submit the following supplementary documents:

Supplementary documents may be scanned and emailed to - we do not require the original documents to be sent in the mail.  However, if you prefer to submit application documents by mail, they may be sent to:

Office of Admissions
Roseman Building
Suite 2060
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

After we have reviewed your application, you will receive an official acceptance letter and DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status) via your home university international office, along with information about housing and arrival at UW-Whitewater.

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester or Academic Year (arrival in late August)      March 15
Spring Semester (arrival in mid January) October 1


Exchange Coordinators

Please nominate students by sending an email to Milliam Lor (, including the following information of your nominated student(s):

  • Full name
  • Email
  • Major field(s) of study
  • Academic level (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Proposed term(s) of exchange study (Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or Academic Year)

Where to Find Us

Office of Admissions
Roseman Building, Suite 2060
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: 262-472-1440
E-mail us!