The Mathematics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the leading institutions in the United States for research in mathematics, encompassing both pure and applied mathematics. Informally, the department is organized into seven overlapping research groups: (1) Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, and Number Theory (2) Analysis (3) Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems (4) Probability (5) Applied and Computational Mathematics (6) Topology and Geometry (7) Logic. The department maintains high standards in teaching and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in all of these areas.
The Department of Mathematics invites international students to take a variety of courses in mathematics within our highly ranked department.
After their first year as a non-degree visiting student, VISP students have the option to apply to continue their studies in the Mathematics Masters of Arts – Foundations of Advanced Studies graduate degree program. Those intending to apply may be able to take some MA course requirements as a VISP student. However, admission to the graduate program is a separate admissions process and is not to be considered a guaranteed element of the VISP thematic track program offering. Questions regarding admission to the graduate program should be addressed to email@example.com.
Application Process(Fall 2021)
The application is a two-step process. First, you need to be admitted by the Math Department, then you will be recommended to the VISP office to complete your admission process. Please see detailed instructions on the application process and materials below:
Step 1: Submit your application to your home university coordinator
Deadline: Marth 15, 2021
- Personal Statement:Please introduce yourself in your personal statement, including why you are interested in this program, what would you like to learn from attending this program, which research area you are interested in, etc. If you have some special reason for low grades in certain math classes, this is a good place to explain.
- Resume/CV: Please include your contact information, including your email address, and WeChat ID. List your GPA and all the Math courses you have taken, Math books you have read, or any Math projects you were involved in.
- Official or unofficial university transcripts
- English proficiency exam scores (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS/iTEP/Duolingo).
You will be notified once you have been admitted to the Math department, and then you will receive an email with instructions to submit additional materials to the VISP office.
- Official university transcripts. You don’t need to submit your official transcript to the VISP office if you have already provided it to the Math department.
- Passport information page
- Financial support documents
- English proficiency exam scores (TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS/iTEP/Duolingo). You don’t need to submit the scores to the VISP office if you have already provided it to the Math department.