International Students

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Admission Requirements

To learn more about becoming a member of our community, see the appropriate admission requirements for degree-seeking and exchange students. 

Degree-Seeking (F-1) Students 

Application requirements for students interested in studying at and earning a degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls:

Exchange (J-1) Students 

Application requirements for students who attend one of our partner institutions and are interested in studying at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for a semester or year-long experience:

  • A completed UW System application
  • Passport copy (page with picture, name and date of birth)
  • Evidence of English language proficiency -- see approved scores and ESL programs
  • Academic records
  • Certification of Finance Form (CFF) with supporting bank statement. UWRF Admissions will send you the appropriate CFF that aligns with your exchange program.

Submit application materials to:

Bryan Holzer
International Admissions Coordinator

Or mail to the Admissions Office at:

UW-River Falls Admissions
103 David Rodli Hall
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022-5001

International students are encouraged to submit their application and all supporting materials by the following dates to ensure sufficient time to fulfill all university and visa requirements:

Fall semester:  July 15
Spring semester:  December 1

We may consider applications after the recommended deadline, but admission will depend on the pre-arrival and visa processing timeline.