International Students

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

Process for Applying

Under the exchange program, students may apply to UIC only if their university is a partner institution. In order to be considered for the exchange program, an authorized officer at the home institution must nominate the applying student. UIC does not accept individual nominations for exchange. As such, any international student wishing to study at UIC under the exchange program should work with the international affairs office at their home institution.

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. 

To find out if your institution has a partnership with UIC, visit our list of exchange program partner institutions page.

**If you wish to seek a degree from UIC, please contact the Office of International Admissions for further assistance.


Accepted Exchange Students

For those students accepted to UIC as an exchange student, please see the below helpful links to aid in your next steps.


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.