Resources for Students

The Graduate School at UW-Madison is committed to providing a robust education to all our students. The Wisconsin tradition is built on a foundation of world-class faculty, diverse students determined to succeed, research innovation and facilities and programs second to none.


The Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars program was established to enhance the experiences of underrepresented graduate students in the biological sciences. SciMed GRS offers professional development, community resources, and funding opportunity for underrepresented minority students.

Science and Medicine Graduate Research Scholars

There are many resources available to help fund your education. Initially, the graduate school can help with application fee costs. Many graduate students are offered, teaching, project or research assistantships. Additionally, there are 39 training grants with funding opportunities for students.

Funding for Graduate Students

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UW Biosciences YouTube

Hear why UW-Madison is a great place to pursue graduate studies in a biological science field and virtually explore Madison and the UW-Madison campus.

YouTube Channel

Applying for Graduate School

Graduate school is an ambitious undertaking where the goal is to learn and develop skills that will set up your professional career.

How to Apply

Grad School 101

How is graduate school different from undergrad? What are the steps to earning your degree? Do you have helpful advice for incoming graduate students?

Grad School 101

Why Madison, WI?

Badgers work hard and play hard. There are multiple research facilities on campus and countless opportunities to unwind and recharge here in Madison.

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