University of Chicago

The University of Chicago is a popular choice for many international students willing to pursue higher studies in the US. The university is home to numerous facilities including a scientific research center, medical center, more than 400 clubs, dining and housing facilities and 6 libraries. International students willing to pursue a course at this university can avail merit based and need based financial aid programs. Every year, students from more than 110 countries enroll at the University of Chicago. In fact, about 15% of the total undergraduate population is dominated by the international students.

Name of the University University of Chicago
Type of Institution Private
Location Chicago, Illinois
Courses Offered Graduate programs, professional programs, undergraduate programs, continuing education
Departments/ Branches
  • Humanities
  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Public policy
  • Law
  • Liberal and professional studies
  • Medical
  • Social Service administration
Admission Procedure and Eligibility Criteria Undergraduate

  • The admission committee takes into consideration the academic records, extra-curricular activities records, ACT/SAT scores and letters of recommendation before granting admission to a candidate

Graduate/Professional courses

  • International Candidates applying to the University of Chicago must have completed their bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. The university ensures additional preference to candidates with 3 years bachelors program.
  • Candidates must meet the minimum English requirements level. For this, they need to submit their IELTS/TOEFL scores
  • Applicants need to submit their mark sheets, academic records, degree/diploma certificates during admission
Scholarships The scholarship programs offered by the university include:

  • Odyssey Scholarships
  • Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Scholarship
  • Chicago Police and Fire Scholarship

Transfer applicants are not eligible for these scholarship programs. International applicants need to apply for support at the time of admission. However, international transfer candidates are not eligible for any financial support program.

Fee Structure
  • Tuition Fee – $41,853
  • Student Life Fee – $930
  • Books/Personal Expenses – $3,539 (approximate)
  • Room & Board – $12,633
  • College Class Fee (for first year second) – $997
  • University Health Insurance (optional) – $2,470


Established in the Year 1890
Facts & Figures
  • The University offers 29 minors and 50 majors at the undergraduate level
  • The university offers over 400 clubs, 6 libraries, a scientific research center and dining and housing facilities
  • The university is home to 2,211 academic staff, 5,134 undergraduate students and 10,492 postgraduate students
  • Seminars
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Conferences
  • Music shows