University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) is located in Madison, the capital of the State of Wisconsin. It is a public, land-grant institution that was founded in 1848. It held its first class in the February of 1849. Home to 13 colleges and schools, the university’s main campus stretches over 900 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota.
Madison is known as being a ‘green’ city, with plenty of opportunities for skiing, fishing, boating, and other outdoor sports. The newspaper USA Today ranked Madison fourth best cycling town in America for its network of biking paths and bike-share program.
Its student body of 40,000 collectively represents 50 states and 124 countries.
The exchange agreement between King's and the University of Wisconsin-Madison allows for up to three Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to three students going for a full academic year OR six students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.