Degrees & Programs



Estimated Cost of Attendance

Foreign study requires careful financial planning. U.S. immigration law requires international students to document their ability to pay all tuition and living expenses for the time they are studying in this country.

Cost of attendance varies from student to student, the following estimates are provided to help you plan for your education. Please note these are living expense estimates for the 2011–12 year. The amount will increase each year and is subject to change without notice.

GREM Semester at Wisconsin
Application fee $56 (USD)
Enrollment deposit (non-refundable, applicable to tuition) $500
Prereq Finance Course $1,200
Tuition (GREM) and Fees $14,000
Study Tour Travel Expenses $500
Books and supplies, living expenses $8,794
Incidentals (clothing, transportation, personal items) $1,936
Health insurance (age 26 and over)* $954*
Total $27,440 (USD)*

Note: Tuition and fees for partner school programs are not included. Information is available directly from each partner school for their respective programs.

* Spouse/dependent coverage costs are higher. Additional information will be available upon enrollment.

If you have a sponsor who is paying on your behalf, you must present information from your sponsor.


The GREM office will provide help with housing for your semester in Madison as soon as you are accepted into the program and commit to attending.

In addition, the University of Wisconsin provides access to a free search of hundreds of available campus-area, Madison, and Dane County rentals including: Apartments, Houses, Sublets and roommate openings, rooms in private homes, suites, co–ops, rooming houses, and private residence halls.

For on-campus housing information, visit the University Housing website. The University Apartments community serves graduate students, student families, academic staff, and faculty at UW-Madison.

For off-campus housing, contact the Campus Information & Visitor Center (CIVC).

In addition, GREM-dedicated assistance and resources are available to make locating housing for your semester at Wisconsin even easier.

Health Insurance

UW–Madison requires that all international students on nonimmigrant visas enroll in the university's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). For more information about SHIP, including enrollment forms, rates, and waiver guidelines, visit the Student Health Insurance Plan site.

Visa Information

The GREM office will provide administrative support with your visa application as soon as you are accepted into the program and commit to attending. The UW International Student Services office provides useful information and will work with us to make the application process smooth and efficient.

Financial Assistance

Merit scholarships may be available. Please indicate your interest on the Contact form.

Candidates (in particular recent alumni of the GREM partner schools) are also encouraged to consider corporate sponsorship.