Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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For International applicants.

International students applying to the program should follow the standard admissions procedures indicated on the program's Admissions page. There are also additional requirements that must be met for international student applications to be given consideration.

Applications will not be considered by the M.S. in Biotechnology program until all pre-admission requirements have been met.

After international students have applied to the Graduate School, applicants receive a confirmation email with a link for checking their online application status. This is where international applicants can confirm the status of additional requirements (pre- and post-admission).

International students must submit a completed application by May 1, 2018 in order to receive consideration for Fall 2018 admission.

Additional Requirements (Pre-Admission)

International student applications will not be considered until required test scores have been electronically submitted to the university.

Test Scores
Test scores must be less than two years old as of the start of the admission term and electronically sent to UW-Madison/Department using code 1846.

The Graduate School's Required Minimum Test Scores:

Paper Based

Minimum Score






Additional Requirements (Post-Admission)

Once the Graduate School has received all the information they require, and once the M.S. in Biotechnology program has received all the materials required to be sent to the program office (see standard admissions), international applications will be given consideration for admission.

If an international student has been interviewed and accepted for admission by the M.S. in Biotechnology program, there are further requirements that must be fulfilled with the Graduate School in order to attend the UW-Madison.

  • Proof of Funding
    Proof of funding is required by the Graduate School in order to attend the university. Refer to your online status check page for more information. For additional information on funding, visit the Funding for International Students page. Please note, the M.S. in Biotechnology Program unfortunately does not provide any direct funding to students. (
  • Verification
    Financial documentation must be received, verified and approved by the Graduate School before admission is finalized. After processing, a formal admission letter and visa documents are sent to the student.
  • Documents for Visa Appointment
    The Graduate School does not use express mail. Expect delivery to take four to five weeks. Refer to your online status check page for details on your visa document.

Follow the Online Status Check Page

Continue to follow your online status check page for the duration of the process. All communication with the Graduate School should take place through MyUW.

Understanding an F-1 Student Visa

International students attending the M.S. in Biotechnology Program are eligibile for traditional hourly work within the restrictions of their student visa, typically an F-1 visa.

Detailed information about F-1 student visa employment restrictions are can be found on UW-Madison International Student Services web site.

Graduate School: Frequently Asked Questions

The Graduate School provides a "Frequently Asked Questions" page that provides answers to common questions about admission to the university.

If you have any further questions, you should contact Bryan Husk , Assistant Director (see below).

Admissions? Contact Bryan

Bryan Husk
Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 265-0773
Class of 2018 Schedule

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018

Class of 2019 Schedule

Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019

Class of 2020 Schedule

Fall 2018 | Spring 2019
Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

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