Application and Admissions Information

Thank you for your interest in our programs. Our department offers graduate degrees in Chinese linguistics, literature, and thought, and in Japanese linguistics and literature.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison electronic Graduate School Application Form is available through the Graduate School.

The Graduate School checklist of required application materials is shown here.

The Graduate School admission requirements are available here. Please note that the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature has additional requirements which are listed on the application materials listed below for our Chinese and Japanese domestic and international applicants.

International student financial information will only be requested by the Graduate School after the department has recommended the applicant for admission. Therefore, the link to the financial statement form has been removed. However, we realize that applicants may want to know how much it will cost to attend UW-Madison. We have created a web page for International Student Expenses.

The departmental application forms are available here. The application materials are made available here in PDF format. If you wish to apply to our program, please print out the application materials and fill them out as indicated. The materials available here are the same as you would receive in a mailing. To learn more about PDF or if you have trouble obtaining these documents, please go to our PDF Information Page.

The materials you need vary according to the program you are interested in, as well as if you are a domestic or international student. Please consult the chart below for information about the materials you need. Click each link to download the document.

Domestic Student

International Student

Chinese Program

Japanese Program