Traveling Scholar Program

The Big Ten Academic Alliance sponsors the Traveling Scholar Program as part of a continuing effort to increase cooperative use of its member institutions’ resources. This program enables doctoral-level students at any Big Ten Academic Alliance university to take advantage of educational opportunities (specialized courses, unique library collections, unusual laboratories) at any other Big Ten Academic Alliance university without additional tuition expenses. Find a list of member universities.

Credits earned by Traveling Scholars are transferred by the home university upon receipt of transcript from the host university. Courses and grades are posted directly on a student’s UW–Madison transcript and, if graduate level, count toward the Graduate School’s minimum graduate residence, degree, and coursework credit requirements. Terms are limited to two semesters or three quarters regardless of the number of courses taken.

Students interested in the Traveling Scholars Program should contact the Graduate School Degree Coordinator for an application or more information.

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