University of Wisconsin–Madison

International Student Information

The majority of students attending APTLII are from the United States, but applicants from outside the U.S. are welcome to attend APTLII. In past summers, APTLII has hosted students from Canada, India, Egypt, South Korea and numerous European countries. Please read what is required of international students before arriving at APTLII.

Visa information

International students must obtain an F-1 Visa in order to attend APTLII. International participants are encouraged to apply early to APTLII to allow enough time for visa processing. (Note: The entry process for Canadian citizens is different than for citizens of other countries.)  For the F-1 visa you will need a document issued by UW-Madison called an “I-20.”  UW-Madison can produce this document for you, but you will first need to show that you have adequate funds to cover the full cost of your APTLII Tuition, as well as room, board and health insurance. International students will need to show financial support of at least $3800 for room, board and health insurance.  Please contact Jenny Strugnell, the APTLII Coordinator, for information regarding where to send your financial support documentation.  UW-Madison will then be able to issue the I-20 for you.  Once you receive our I-20 you will need to apply for the F-1 visa stamp at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  You will need to provide evidence of financial support as soon as possible, as it can take several months to complete all these steps.  F-1 visa holders may enter the U.S. 30 days before the start of APTLII on June 18 and could stay as long as 60 days after the program ends August 10.

Health insurance for international students

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has mandated that all international students and their dependents residing in this country be enrolled in the UW-Madison’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).  The cost of SHIP insurance is included in the above-referenced estimated living expenses.

Below are the SHIP Insurance Rates for Summer 2018.

Coverage Type
Rate for Students in Summer Courses Beginning after June 15, 2018
Student (age 25 & under)
$232
Student (age 26 & above)
$346
Student (age 25 & under) and Spouse/partner
$752
Student (age 26 & above) and Spouse/partner
$938
Student (age 25 & under) and Child
$688
Student (age 26 & above) and Child
$866
Student (age 25 & under) and family
$1,196
Student (age 26 & above) and family
$1,454

For further information, please contact the SHIP Program, University Health Services, (608)-265-5232.