Costs and Funding

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Tuition charged to SIPI students is based on standard UW-Madison summer 2020 tuition rates. SIPI guarantees that all admitted students will receive scholarships so that the maximum out-of-pocket tuition cost to an SIPI student will not exceed $5000.  (Please note that summer 2020 tuition rates will be posted by late March.)

Please note that there is a one-time $65.00 official document fee for new students:


Funding Opportunities

Additional funding opportunities exist! A limited number of Title VI FLAS Fellowships may be available to graduate students in conjunction with the Institute.

All SIPI applicants are eligible to apply for a WISLI Tuition Scholarship.  For more details, visit:

Boren Awards may also help students fund their studies at SIPI. Scholarships are available at

Furthermore, UW-Madison undergraduate students may apply for the UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study. Information and applications are available at

The Summer Housing Boost covers the cost of residence hall housing for visiting students and UW-Madison students. Applications are due April 22, 2019. Visit for details.