The following are scholarships available to international students at UW-Eau Claire, as well as additional resources on other scholarships.
Scholarships for Incoming Students:
The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire offers a number of scholarships for incoming international students. Currently, 90% of international students receive scholarships. Scholarship applications are reviewed after students are accepted to UW – Eau Claire.Incoming International Student Scholarship
Scholarships for Current Students:
The following scholarships are available for international students who have attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for at least one year and will be attending in the fall.Foundation Scholarship application
Other scholarships are available through the Office of Financial Aid:
UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarships (search by major)
Extra Time Allowance on Exams
Students whose primary language is not English have the option of requesting more time to take exams (time and a half). The Department of Foreign Languages will evaluate English proficiency for international students, and the Academic Skills Center will evaluate U.S. residents or citizens. A verification form will be given to those who qualify for this accommodation, which is good for one semester. This form must be presented to the instructor at least one week before the exam for which accommodation is needed.
Students in the Intensive English Program do not qualify for extra time on exams.
Foreign Language/Culture Requirement Waiver
If your language of instruction in your home country was not English, but you have completed the English Competency requirement (usually accomplished by taking English 110 or equivalent), you may be able to use ENGL 110 this to satisfy your Foreign Language competency. To reflect this on your Degree Audit, you need to meet with Dr. Carter Smith, the Chair of the Foreign Language Department, in Hibbard 356 or call 836-4287 to schedule an appointment with him.
Accident and Sickness Insurance
All students are required to purchase health, evacuation, and repatriation insurance each semester throughout their entire period of their studies. Insurance is a requirement of the students' visa. Students must pay for insurance within one week of arrival to the United States. Students will not be registered with USCIS and be able to register for classes until insurance is paid in full each semester.
Students are required to purchase insurance for all dependents who may accompany them to the United States.
The Center for International Education has chosen to work with Rust International Associates to provide insurance for international students. Students may also purchase on their own additional insurance coverage through Rust International Associates, if desired.
2012 - 2013 Claim Form (You must submit a claim form for every incidence or injury).
You can obtain further coverage information, costs for dependent coverage, and claims forms at: Rust International Associates.
The Center for International Education cannot answer any tax related questions.
Every March & April the CIE will team up with a local volunteer organization, VITA, to schedule personal tax appointments with international students and accounting students to help international students complete tax forms.
Read your newsletter for the next tax appointments dates!