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UW System Scotland: Wisconsin in Scotland
Dalkeith, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 04/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2017 05/11/2018
Fall 2017 04/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 08/14/2017 12/01/2017
Summer 2017 04/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/25/2017 08/11/2017
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Accounting, Anthropology, Business, Communication, Creative Writing, Education, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Health, History, Humanities, International Business, Internships, Music, Philosophy, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Women's Studies
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Wisconsin in Scotland

UW System Program

Location Dalkeith, Scotland
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, All Majors
Terms Semester, Year, Summer
Language of Instruction English
Partner Website

The Wisconsin in Scotland (WIS) program is a study abroad program that offers a unique "living and learning community" environment. Students live and study together in the historic Dalkeith House, just outside of Ediburgh, Scotland.

UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, UW-Superior, UW-Parkside, UW-Whitewater, UW-Colleges and Normandale Community College offer participation in the WIS program to their students and faculty members. Students can participate for either one semester, for the academic year, or for the six-week summer program.  Students are taught by a mix of local Scottish professors and visiting professors from member schools.


The courses offered during each term of the Wisconsin in Scotland program vary based on the disciplines of the faculty selected to teach that term. Courses are taught by faculty from the participating Wisconsin universities. There are also courses offered by British faculty during the fall and spring semesters. All courses are designed to take advantage of the Scottish setting. Fall and spring semester students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credits. Summer participants are required to enroll in a minimum of 3 credits. During the semester program, there is the opportunity for independent study/directed study courses and/or internships with home campus approval.  Students who take part in the semester or year long program have the opportunity to participate in internships to enhance their learning experience.

*Counselor Education in Scotland  

Courses to be taught on the Wisconsin in Scotland program in upcoming terms can be found on the Wisconsin in Scotland program website.

UW-W pre-approves all WI in Scotland coursework for transfer credit to UW-W.


Dalkieth Palace

The Wisconsin in Scotland program takes you to Dalkeith, a bustling village   just six short miles southeast of Edinburgh in the Midlothian region of Scotland.  Edinburgh and the surrounding region provide an ideal environment for educational programs. 

Students in this program live and learn in the Dalkeith Palace built in the early 18th century by the Buccleuch Family; which has been home to the Wisconsin in Scotland program for over 20 years.

The Palace is spacious and provides room for residence life and food service facilities, classrooms, offices, lounge areas, laundry and recreation rooms.

Student Life and Surroundings

Students in the Program  have a strong feeling  of  community living and learning with their professors, and student peers in the Dalkeith Palace.

With Edinburgh being such a short  distance students utilize their public transport pass and take trips into the city. Edinburgh, the  capital of Scotland since 1124, is a classic European city; the richness of British history, politics, literature, poetry, arts, and other subjects come alive at every turn.  The natural beauty of the Scottish landscape and its coastline provide a majestic background for exploration, education, and enrichment. Students also take advantage of their free time on weekends to explore the rest of the U.K. and other amazing countries in Europe.

The semester program allows time for independent travel with a 10-day break and several long weekends. The summer program allows three days of travel/exploration most weekends. Many cultural activities are included in each program.

Edinburgh, Scotland (City)

Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

This UW-System Program is an affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay an inclusive tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

Tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. personal expenses)

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-River Falls  
Program Fee* 8,500**
Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Application/Administration Fee 225
Subtotal $8,725
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Round-Trip Flight 1,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,500
Travel Documents 150
Subtotal $2,950
Total*** $11,675

*Program fee includes: tuition, shared room, meals (15 per week) while school is in session at Dalkieth House, bus pass, CISI international Insurance, and official field trips

**Program fee is shown for Wisconsin residents; out-of-state students are responsible for their additional tuition.  This is estimated at an additional $350 per semester students from out-of-state.

***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid Office Estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,157

Estimated Cost of Attendance (Summer Program based on number of Modules)

  1 Module 2 Modules 3 Modules
Billed by UW-River Falls      
Program Fee* 2,150** 3,500** 4,740**
Billed by UW-Whitewater      
Application/Administration Fee 225 225 225
Subtotal $2,375 $3,725 $4,965
Additional Estimated Expenses      
Round-Trip Flight*** 1,000 1,000 1,000
Travel Documents 150 150 150
Additional Meals 300 700 1,100
Books/Supplies 50 100 150
Personal/Miscellaneous 300 700 1,100
Subtotal $2,000 $2,850 $3,700
Total $4,375 $6,575 $8,665

*Program fee includes tuition, shared room, meals (continental breakfast every day and lunch four days per week) while school is in session, bus pass, CISI insurance, and official field trips

**Module fees shown are for Wisconsin residents; out-of-state students are responsible for their additional tuition.  This is estimated at an additional $350 for the summer program.

***Round-trip flight is an estimation.  Individual options may vary

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program. 

Key Dates

Terms Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1st Early September to Early June
Fall Semester April 1st Late August to Early December
Spring Semester October 15th Late January to Mid May
Summer April 1st One six week period in summer


CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Milliam Lor
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5379 (direct)
        262-472-5759 (appointments)