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University of Illinois at Chicago

Check whether the University of Illinois at Chicago is right for you as an international student.

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Study abroad at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public research university with its main campus located in Chicago, USA. It is the largest university in Chicago, and has 16 colleges that offer a wide range of degree programs at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels.

The University’s UIC Global program is designed to help you prepare for life studying in Chicago as an international student. There are more than 70 undergraduate degrees and 60 minors you can choose from, and at UIC Global you will take credit earning courses while getting the additional help you need to improve your language skills and adjust to living abroad.

UIC’s campus offers a wealth of facilities, both academic and recreational. There are a number of academic support services, tools and resources you can use, as well as state-of-the-art teaching spaces. The Sport and Fitness Center and Student Recreation Facility are available for all students to use, and more than 300 student clubs and organizations are available for you to join.

Why study at UIC?

  • Top ranked university

    UIC is ranked in the top 25 public universities in the US (Times Higher Education 2018)

  • Sports and athletics

    UIC’s sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I

Life as an international student

UIC has one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse student populations in the US, with more than 3,800 international students from over 100 countries.

The University understands the challenge of moving to a new country to study, so the UIC Global program offers the extra support you need to help adjust. This includes free airport pickup when you arrive, academic, English language and cultural support, and access to exclusive events and trips.

As a UIC Global student, you have several accommodation options on and off campus. No matter where you choose, you will live and learn alongside other international students in a fully furnished room with WiFi and easy access to campus facilities. There are a number of dining options on campus offering a range of authentic global cuisines.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition - US$29,800 / per year Pathway programs from US$13,333 / per program


University of Illinois at Chicago

1200 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60607, United States

Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago is a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the region. As Chicago’s only public research university with more than 33,000 students, 16 colleges, a hospital and a health sciences system, UIC provides students access to excellence and opportunity.

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Visa requirements for the University of Illinois at Chicago

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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