Interested Students

Welcome! We are thrilled you are considering one of our programs. IPENG and The Grainger College of Engineering offers a full range of advising and support services to students, including registration, credit, on-site professional staff, culture learning, and career planning. You can be assured that you will experience excellent academic quality and opportunities for cultural engagement on each of our programs. We look forward to working with you!

Contact us

  • Who to Contact?

    Your first point of contact should always be the study abroad coordinator at your home university. It is our policy not to communicate directly with a student until we have received a nomination for that student from their home university.

  • Language of Instruction

    All courses are in English

  • Application Process

    There are 4 steps in the College of Engineering exchange student application process: student receives online application link and instructions from study abroad coordinator at home university, student completes online application, application is reviewed by the College of Engineering, final acceptance from the International Admissions Office.

  • Eligibility

    Must be a student at a University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering partner university, 'B' Average, English language proficiency (complete details can be found in the English Language Proficiency Verification Instructions in the online application), Completed at least 1 year in residence at home university

  • Course Restrictions

    We cannot guarantee enrollment in any specific course, even if you need the course to meet the requirements of your home university. It is important for exchange students to be as flexible as possible in their course selection. College of Engineering exchange students cannot take courses offered by the College of Business—NO EXCEPTIONS. Courses in Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are in very high demand and difficult to register in.

  • Research Project

    We cannot set up or guarantee exchange students will be able to participate in research projects during their exchange. Exchange students who want to participate in a project should connect with the department/faculty during the first weeks of class to see if there is the possibility of working on a project.

    We cannot accommodate exchange students who are REQUIRED to do a project as part of their exchange program.

  • Academic Calendar

    Visit the Academic Calendars for future terms at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Academic Calendar

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