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We are excited that you are considering earning your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree as an international student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).

UWM excels at life-changing research and quality academics. Here, students gain vital career-building experience in collaborative classes led by expert faculty.

From hundreds of student involvement opportunities to amazing internships and all the amenities of a major city, your possibilities at UWM are endless. Learn more about international admissions at UWM.

Next Steps for International Admissions

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Looking to complete a bachelor’s degree program at UWM? Get started here.
View Undergraduate Application Requirements
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Looking to complete a master’s or PhD degree program at UWM? Get started here.
View Graduate Application Requirements
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International students who have been admitted to UWM should use the ISSS Connect website to take care of their next steps.
View info for Newly Admitted Students
We offer 200+ academic programs to prepare UWM graduates for in-demand jobs and exciting careers.
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STEM-designated degree programs are determined by the United States Department of Homeland Security. F-1 students who meet certain requirements can apply for a 24-month OPT extension.
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UWM keeps things budget-friendly for international students by offering scholarships, assistantships and other funding opportunities.
View more about cost & scholarships

About Milwaukee

As the largest and more diverse city in Wisconsin, Milwaukee boasts a regional population of 1.5 million people and is the center of business, industry and culture in the state.

The city offers year-round arts, ethnic and music festivals, professional sports, symphony, ballet, theater, museums, and numerous opportunities for outdoor activities and relaxation at beautiful public parks and beaches.  

UWM is located in a vibrant tree-lined community near beautiful Lake Michigan and bustling downtown Milwaukee. Campus is also just 90 miles (144 kilometers) from Chicago, Illinois, the third-largest city in the U.S. by population.

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Milwaukee is located on beautiful Lake Michigan, one of North America’s five Great Lakes.