International Students

Exchange Program Skyline

 

 

Inbound Exchange Student-Application Information

Introduction

Application Procedures and Application Periods

Course Information & Enrollment Dates

UIC Academic Calendar

Scholarships

Immigration and Visa Requirements

Enrollment

Life at UIC

Accommodations

Health and Insurance

Orientation

Getting to UIC

 

Introduction

Each year UIC hosts students from around the world under the UIC Student Exchange Program. These students bring a diverse and unique perspective to the classroom and help to expand the global presence on campus.

Below are instructions for inbound exchange students wishing to apply to the UIC Exchange Program:

 

Application Procedures and Application Periods

1. Students may apply to UIC Exchange Program only if their university is a partner institution.

2. Consult With Your Advisor: In order to be considered for the exchange program, an authorized coordinator at the home institution must nominate the applying student. The coordinator at your home institution will provide you with instructions to proceed.

  • Applications are now online. Some supported material will need to be mailed to the UIC Office of International Affairs
  • **UIC does NOT accept self-nominations for exchange. As such, any international students wishing to study at UIC under the exchange program must work with the international affairs office at their home institution. 

3. Application Requirements: Prospective students must meet the requirements outlined on the UIC Admission Webpage

4. Deadlines:

Online Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Applications   
Term: Online Application Deadline:
Fall Semester (August-December) April 1
Spring Semester (January-May) August 15
Graduate Applications    
Term: Online Application Deadline:
Fall Semester (August-December) April 1
Spring Semester (January-May) August 15
Summer Session II (June-August) January 15

Colleges/Departmental exchange programs may have their own application procedures and deadlines

5. After Applying: Please note that it may take between 6 to 8 weeks after a COMPLETED application has been received to determine the status of the application. Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance from the UIC Office of Admissions and DS-2019 from the UIC Office of International Services.

6. If you are an international student wishing to apply for a degree at UIC, this webpage is not for you. Please contact the UIC Office of Admissions  for further assistance.

 

Course Information

UIC offers Graduate and Undergraduate level courses. Please note, each course is not offered every semester.

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses

 

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

 

Immigration and Visa Requirements

After receiving a letter of acceptance from the UIC OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS, the Office of International Services (OIS) will request the submission of the required OIS Documents in order to prepare the proper immigration document (I-20/DS-2019). Click here to find the list of required documents.

 

Enrollment

Upon arrival you will attend Orientation with the UIC Office of International Affairs and an additional Orientation with the Office of International Services. Afterwards your account will be open to enroll in classes using your UIC login ID and password.

 

Accommodations

As an exchange student, you may apply for on-campus housing or off-campus student living. Exchange students are responsible for finding their own housing.

On Campus

UIC Off Campus Housing Webpage

 

Health and Insurance

International Insurance is required for Exchange Students, for more info click here.

 

Orientation

Once you arrive to UIC, please go to the UIC Office of International Affair for Orientation.

Address:

UIC Office of International Affairs

University Hall, Room 509

601 South Morgan Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Phone Number: 312-996-5455

Getting to UIC

UIC is accessible by car and Chicago Public Transit (Buses & Trains “the el”).

Campus Map

 

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

UIC is a proud host of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP). Under the BSMP, Brazilian students with a focus in the STEM fields spend a year studying at UIC, gaining valuable skills and knowledge to bring back to Brazil. Visit the BSMP page to find out more details.