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Country United States
About the University In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 935 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

By attending the University of Wisconsin Law School, you also have access to the resources of a world-class university. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public land-grant institution, founded in 1848. It combines on a single campus nine schools and three colleges, enrolling approximately 40,000 students from more than 115 countries and every state in the U.S.

The University has both national and international reputations for excellence shared by few other universities. In every published survey of faculty and administrators, from the early 1900s to the present, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has ranked among the top educational institutions in terms of academic quality. It is a place where scholarship and academic freedom are highly valued.

The University also offers extensive social, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The 900-acre campus on the shores of Lake Mendota is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.

Student exchange information

Method of application at the RUG Online application form:
Application deadline RUG 01 February
Available places 4 semester places for 2022-2023
Level of courses available for exchange students Master
Main Language English
Language of instruction English
Language test results needed Yes: see extra requirements for more information
Language courses available Unknown
Extra requirements Average mark of at least 7.0.

To study at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, you will need a TOEFL score of at least 92 (internet-based) or an IELTS score of at least a 6,5.

Only valid TOEFL or IELTS tests can be accepted. TOEFL and IELTS tests are valid for 2 years only.
Important information These places are available only for advanced law students, because you can only attend courses at Master level. Advanced in this case means: students who are in their master programme here in Groningen. Only in very exceptional cases exceptions may be possible, but only at the discretion of the selection committee. The selection committee will always give priority to the requirements of the partner universities over students’ preferences.

Credit conversion (please keep in mind that credit conversion may always be subject to change):
1 credit = 2 ECTS

Link (law faculty) university View university website
Link International office View international office website
Housing arranged Institution
Student self
Visa needed Yes
Vaccination needed No
Financial support / Grants More information on study and placement grants for law students is available at the website

For studying in countries outside Europe students can apply for a grant from the Marco Polo Fund, which comprises of both faculty and university resources. Marco Polo grants do not cover travel and residential expenses completely; they are merely a contribution towards the extra costs involved in studying abroad.

At the moment the Marco Polo grant has been set at €170,-- to €290,-- per calendar month, depending on the country of your host university. This may change per academic year.

Your application for an exchange period at one of the Faculty’s partner universities also counts as your application for a grant. When you receive notification of a place for study abroad, you will also learn whether or not you have been awarded a Marco Polo grant.

Student Reports

Madison Spring 2018.pdf (Size: 15 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)


Course information can be found in the students report and on the website of the university.

Please be aware that the course list on the website of the university might not always be up to date, since the curriculum for next academic year might not be available yet. Furthermore keep in mind that you can only follow the courses open to exchange students. 

Level of courses available Master
Link available courses View courses site
Last update (27 Jan 2022)