University of Illinois

University of Illinois houses three campuses at Urbana and Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. Besides, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional courses, the university is also known for its excellent research opportunities. In fact, this is one of the prime reasons why international students prefer enrolling at the University of Illinois. The online programs offered at this university are nationally recognized.

Name of the Institution University of Illinois
Type of Institution Chicago :Public Research University

Springfield :P ublic University

Urbana and Champaign: Public Research intensive university

  • Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States
  • Springfield, Illinois
Courses Offered Chicago

Undergraduate/Graduate/Professional courses in:

  • Urban Planning and Public Affairs
  • Architecture and the Arts
  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Business Administration
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing

Continuing and Professional Education


Undergraduate degree programs in:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Graduate degree programs in:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Law
  • Education
  • Business

Certificate Programs

Language programs


Bachelor Degree Programs/Graduate Degree in:

  • Business & Management
  • Education & Human Services
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Public Affairs & Administration


  • Accountancy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Communication
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Economics
  • International Studies
  • History
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Management
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Teacher Education
  • Sociology
Schools/Institutes Chicago

  • College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
  • Jane Addams College of Social Work
  • School of Public Health
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Medicine at Chicago
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate College
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Education
  • College of Dentistry
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Architecture and the Arts
  • College of Applied Health Sciences


  • College of Applied Health Sciences
  • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Business
  • Institute of Aviation
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Education
  • Division of General Studies
  • Graduate College
  • College of Fine and Applied Arts
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Labor and Employment Relations
  • College of Media
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • School of Social Work
  • College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign
  • College of Veterinary Medicine


  • College of Business and Management
  • College of Education and Human Services
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Public Affairs and Administration
Admission Procedure/ Eligibility Criteria Chicago

International candidates applying at the University of Illinois need to complete their graduate application form and submit the same along with an application fee of $60. In addition, they need to also submit relevant proof of previously awarded degrees. The university also considers the scores obtained in TOEFL/IELTS prior to granting admission to the candidates.


Admission to the university depends on the course pre-requisites. Performance at the high school level and ACT/SAT/IELTS/TOEFL scores are also considered prior to granting admission to students.


International students with a high school degree can apply at the Springfield campus. They need to fill up the international application admission form properly and submit the same at the university campus along with an application form of $60. The fees should not be paid in cash or through wire. Candidates who don’t have English as their native language need to appear for an English proficiency test. The test scores together with the academic records of previously qualified examinations and pre-enrollment health record should also be submitted.

Scholarships Chicago

  • Laurette Kirstein Scholarship for International Students
  • U.S. National Institutes of Health Directory of Grants & Fellowships in Global Health Sciences
  • International Water Conference Levendusky Memorial Scholarship
  • Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship
  • Pilot International Foundation Scholarships
  • Pilot International Foundation Ruby Newhall Memorial Scholarship

International applicants are not eligible for state, federal or need based financial assistance.


Scholarships are granted on the basis of innumerable factors like financial need, field of study, geographical location, leadership skills, talent, and academic achievement of the candidates. However, the university offers limited financial aid programs to international applicants.


The university offers approximately 110 scholarships worth over $110,000.

Fee Structure Chicago

Tuition Fees per semester

  • Architecture and Arts: $ 14, 187
  • Business Administration: $13,677
  • Engineering: $14,033
  • Health information management: $13,927
  • Life and Physical Sciences: $13,802
  • Movement Sciences: $13,427
  • Nursing: $14,845
  • Human Nutrition: $13,242


Room and board (20 meals/week):$10,080

Books, supplies, and internet service:$1,200


Advertising: $1,610- $9,659

Consumer, and Environmental Sciences: $1,658- $9,948

Business: $1,860- $11,159

Chemistry and Life Sciences: $1,860- $11,159

Engineering: $1,985- $11,909

Fine and Applied Arts: $1,658- $9,948

Journalism: $1,610- $9,659


Tuition Fees: $6,936- $14,256 ( Undergraduates), $ $4,652- $10,052 ( Graduates)

Books/Supplies: $1,200

Room & Board: $4,800- $11,575

Transportation: $900- $1,500

Examinations & Results For all the campuses, the university follows the semester pattern for conducting examination.
Established in the Year
  • Chicago, Illinois: 1858
  • Urbana and Champaign, Illinois: 1867
  • Springfield, Illinois: 1970
Website Chicago:

Urbana and Champaign:


Facts & Figures Chicago

  • Living Alumni: 607,825
  • Graduate Assistants: 9454
  • Faculty: 5654
  • Total Enrollment: 76,886

Urbana and Champaign

  • Colleges and Instructional units:17
  • Cultural Centers:4
  • Main campus buildings:316
  • Theatres: 4
  • International Students enrolments: 7,271
  • Total Enrollments: 43,862


  • Post Graduates: 1,977
  • Undergraduates: 3,197
Distance Learning Chicago

  • M. Ed. in Human Resource Education with a concentration in E-learning, and
  • RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (UIC)
  • MIS graduate certificates (UIS )
  • Two graduate certificates (UIUC)
  • Bachelor in Business Administration degree completion program (UIC)
  • M.S. in Patient Safety Leadership and two graduate certificates (UIC)
  • M.S. in Recreation, Sport and Tourism (UIUC)

Urbana and Champaign

  • Certificate program in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering


Undergraduate online degrees:

  • Philosophy (B.A., minor)
  • Computer Science (B.S.)
  • Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • History (B.A.)
  • English (B.A.)
  • Mathematics (B.A., minor)
  • Liberal Studies (B.A.)
  • Women and Gender Studies (minor)

Graduate online degrees:

  • Environmental Studies (M.A.)
  • Human Services Administration (M.A.)
  • Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Computer Science (M.S.)
  • Legal Studies (M.A.)
  • Liberal and Integrative Studies (M.A.)
  • Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • Management Information Systems (M.S., minor)
  • Teacher Leadership (M.A.)