International Graduate Student Application

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How to Apply as an International Graduate Student

To apply to a graduate-level or advanced degree program at UW-Stout, you'll need to complete the general UW System Graduate School Application, your program-specific application requirements, and the additional application requirements below.

Complete the Application & Additional Requirements


1. Review Specific Graduate Program Requirements

For certain degree programs, there are additional application materials required. Check the program-specific admission requirements for your program on this page: 

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

2. Submit the Application Fee: $56 Payment

Submit payment by credit card at the end of the online application process.
Please note the application fee is non-refundable.

3. Submit a Copy of Your Passport

Submit a copy of your passport to  

4. Submit Evidence of English Proficiency

Only ONE of the following must be completed to fulfill the English proficiency requirement:

Note: Individual programs may have higher score requirements.

  • We do not accept Duolingo scores as proof of English proficiency.


5. Submit Declaration of Finances

Submit an official bank statement certifying that you or your sponsor has sufficient funds on deposit (in US dollars) to ensure full payment of expenses for your first year of graduate study. Refer to Estimate of Expenses to see current amount required.


6. Submit Credential Evaluation and Official Academic Record

Academic records from all higher education institutions attended are required. Must provide official/attested academic records translated into English as well as original document.

A credential evaluation is required:

  • Applicants who have already received a credential evaluation by a NACES approved member should request the evaluation be sent directly to UW-Stout from the evaluator. Official/attested transcripts are not required for these applicants.
  • UW-Stout will perform an evaluation internally for applicants who have not had a credential evaluation completed. These applicants should request their official/attested transcripts and degree certificate be sent to UW-Stout directly from the institution(s). Academic records/official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended are required. Secondary transcripts are not needed. Original official/attested records not in English must also include English translations. All documents should be sent directly from the institution to UW-Stout using our address below or via email at . To maintain authenticity, we cannot accept transcripts from students, agents, or other intermediaries. In addition, our internal evaluations are for our use only and will not be provided to students.

UW-Stout Graduate Admissions          
105 Bowman Hall
802 S Broadway St.                                         
Menomonie, WI 54751

7. Finalize Your Application on the Collection Site

After submitting the UW System Application and obtaining your Application ID, use this ID to finalize your application on the Collection Site.

Review Programs with a Specific Deadline:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S.Oct. 1Feb. 1firm
Design, M.F.A.--April 1priority
Food Science & Technology, M.S.Sept. 1Feb. 15priority
Marriage & Family Therapy, M.S.--Jan. 15priority
Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.--Feb. 15priority
School Counseling, M.S.--Jan. 5priority
School Psychology, M.S.Ed.--Jan. 10priority
School Psychology, Ed.S.--Jan. 10priority


Programs without a Specific Deadline:

Entry TermDeadline Firm
SpringNov. 15
FallJuly 1
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After You're Admitted: International Students

Steps to take to support a smooth transition to UW-Stout.
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How to Apply as an English as a Second Language (ESL) Student

If you are an English as a Second Language (ESL) student from outside the U.S. and interested in enrolling in one of UW-Stout's graduate programs, please submit the following:

To apply, please complete the following steps:

1. Complete the Application
2. Submit Declaration of Finances

Please submit a bank statement or letter certifying that either you or your sponsor has sufficient funds for full payment of expenses for one academic year at UW-Stout (no less than the US dollar amount required for undergraduate expenses). 

Please submit your materials to:

By Mail:Electronically:
Admissions Office          
212 Sorensen Hall
121 10th Ave. E.
Menomonie, WI 54751

Declaration of Finances should be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office via mail, or emailed to: 


3. Submit Academic Records

Please submit your academic records from all secondary and higher education institutions you've attended.

  • Send your academic records translated into English.
  • Include course descriptions for all courses you've completed at higher education institutions.

Please submit your transcripts to:

By Mail:Electronically:
Admissions Office          
212 Sorensen Hall
121 10th Ave. E.
Menomonie, WI 54751

Transcripts should be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office via mail, or emailed to: 


4. Send Required English Language Test Scores

Admission to UW-Stout's English as a Second Language Institute does not require a minimum English proficiency test score. The scores obtained will be used to determine your course placement among our five ESL levels. Send one of the following official English proficiency test scores: 

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English)
  • Duolingo

For students who haven't taken the ESL examinations mentioned above, affordable online options are available for your convenience.

Please submit your materials to:

By Mail:Electronically:
Admissions Office          
212 Sorensen Hall
121 10th Ave. E.
Menomonie, WI 54751

Scores should be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions Office via mail, or emailed to: 


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Graduate Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Do you waive application fees?

Application fee waivers are not available for graduate-level applications. A non-refundable application fee of $56 is required for submission.

Do I need to apply for the INTL Student Tuition Scholarship?

No, the International Student Tuition Scholarship is based on previous academic performance and financial need.  International students who apply to Stout degree programs are automatically considered.  
UW-Stout offers $6,000** per academic year for students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). This amount is for an entire year so if you are eligible for the scholarship, you would receive half ($3,000) for the first semester.   
* Please note: Customized Instruction, remedial courses, and ESL programs and classes are not eligible for the International Tuition Scholarship.
** The International Student Tuition Scholarship is competitive and is based on academic merit. While all applicants are considered, there is no scholarship guarantee. 

Do you offer scholarships?

The Stout University Foundation supports scholarships for full-time or part-time degree-seeking graduate students. It's easy to apply, one application will automatically qualify you for any foundation scholarship which you meet the criteria for.  

Do you require GRE scores?

No, GRE scores are not required.

How can I apply for a Graduate Assistantship (GA)?

⁠Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are paid positions at UW-Stout where you also have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. The process for finding a GA position here is a bit different than on some campuses. Openings are posted on Handshake by academic programs and administrative units, and the process of searching for one and applying is much like finding any other kind of employment.  
 You must meet all of the following criteria to hold a Graduate Assistantship (GA): 
•    admitted to a graduate degree program (dual-level and non-degree seeking students are not eligible),
•    enrolled in at least six graduate credits each term, and
•    maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 each term.

Do you accept three-year degrees?

Yes, we do occasionally accept three-year degrees from India with the following stipulations:

  1. The applicant must have graduated from a university that is NAAC accredited with at least an “A” grade.
  2. The applicant must have graduated in the first division.
How can I check the status of my application?
  1. Visit
  2. Log in using your UW-Stout username and password.
  3. Select Self Service after logging in to Access Stout.
  4. Navigate to Admission -> Application Status at the bottom of the screen.
  5. On this page, you will find important application information such as your entry term, program, plan, and application date.
  6. Below that, you will see any outstanding checklist items necessary to complete your application. If you have concerns about resolving any items, please email us with your campus ID included.

No need to continuously check this page for your official acceptance to UW-Stout. We will notify you via email and send you a formal letter.

Do you accept unofficial transcripts?

No, we do not accept unofficial transcripts. Transcripts must be official and sent directly to us from the institution.

Can I transfer graduate credits?

Graduate credit earned at another graduate school may be considered toward the fulfillment of program requirements.  The transfer credit total is limited to one-third of the minimum credits required for graduation from the program.  To be applied to program requirements, transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director.  

Can I send you my transcripts for review prior to admission?

No, we do not accept transcripts from students. Before an admission decision can be made, we need to have your official transcript on file, and it must be sent to us directly from the institution.

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