Study abroad at Elgin Community College
Elgin Community College (ECC) is a welcoming institution based in the US city of Elgin. Whatever your ambitions, ECC will help you unleash your potential and achieve your career goals.
ECC offers over 130 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as several continuing education courses. With courses in everything from accounting and art, to English and engineering, you’re sure to find the right program.
It would be easy to mistake Elgin’s 217-acre campus for a beautiful park. With plenty of green space and stunning lakes, it’s the ultimate study haven. You’ll also have access to ultra-modern classrooms, computer labs, a fitness center, and a library.
Student life at Elgin is fast-paced and fun. With more than 20 different student clubs and loads of volunteering opportunities, you’ll never be bored. The ECC Spartans compete in Region 4 of the NJCAA and in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference.
Why study at Elgin Community College?
- Small classes
The average class at Elgin contains just 15 pupils
- Top community college
ECC is ranked in the nation’s top 150 for community college experience (The Aspen Institute, 2021)
Daytime and evening classes are delivered to suit your schedule
- Transfer options
You can transfer your credits onto a bachelor’s program
Life as an international student
Every student counts at ECC. The College is proud of its diverse and dynamic academic community, with over 25 nationalities represented on campus.
The Office of International Education and Programs will support you from application through to graduation. You’ll benefit from an easy and streamlined admissions process, with advisors on-hand to offer assistance at every stage.
The Office can also help you understand your rights as a visa holder, find on-campus employment, support you with your studies, and so much more.
If you’re eager to immerse yourself in Elgin’s culture, you could participate in the College’s homestay program. You’ll live with a local family, giving you more opportunities to learn about your new home.
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Fees and funding
- Undergraduate tuition - $9,510 per year
ECC Foundation Scholarship
Your achievements in class and outside the classroom can earn you scholarship money for educational expenses. Scholarships are “gift aid,” meaning they are a free resource you do not repay. They are awarded for any number of reasons (academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, etc.) and are available whether you are just beginning your ECC studies or are near graduation.
Applications are required for scholarship funds.
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Dr, Elgin, IL 60123, United States
Elgin is the perfect study destination for international students, blending relaxed rural life with big-city sophistication, and less than an hour from Chicago.
Visa requirements for Elgin Community College
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.USA student visa requirements