The Ultimate International Student Experience

Even for graduate students, the move to a university in the United States can be challenging — complex admissions processes, a new language and a new place to call home. To help make your transition as smooth as possible, UIC Global combines the curriculum from your master's degree with additional support services and cultural experiences to help ensure your success in the U.S.

Here are some of the benefits UIC Global offers to help international students be successful at the University of Illinois at Chicago and in their future careers.

English Language & Academic Support

English Language & Academic Support

UIC Global offers specialized English-language and academic support for non-native English speakers.

Dedicated Support Services

Dedicated Support Services

Make your transition easy with academic, tutoring, career and personal support from trained advisers. We’ll even pick you up when you arrive at the airport.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising

As an international student, you have access to advisors and tutors who are eager to help you with all of your academic needs, including managing your course load.

American Cultural Experiences

American Cultural Experiences

Get to know your new city by going to fun events with UIC Global. For instance, go to a UIC Flames basketball game or explore Chicago attractions.

Admissions Process Support

Admissions Process Support

We offer a streamlined admissions process for students, from application to enrollment.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Give your career a fast start with the Career Accelerator. This targeted program gives you a comprehensive set of skills and training to succeed in your career goals.

Preparation for the Global Workplace

The UIC Global experience provides more than academic, language and cultural growth. With the included Career Accelerator program, you can also gain valuable professional skills that prepare you for a successful career.

The Career Accelerator is designed specifically for international students and includes:

  • Professional development and career guidance
  • Skills-based training and opportunities for exclusive internships
  • Unique workshops, real-world experiences and cross-cultural group work

Pick a track that leads to your future

The Career Accelerator offers five tracks, so you can focus on what’s most helpful for your professional future.

College-to-Career

College-to-Career

For students preparing for an internship during graduate school or for their job search once they graduate.

Advanced Degree Preparation

Advanced Degree Preparation

For students who plan to get a doctorate degree after their graduate degree.

Sponsored Business Development

Sponsored Business Development

For students participating in a corporate sponsorship program; includes activities customized for that company or industry.

Family Business Development

Family Business Development

For students interested in pursuing a career strengthening and growing a family-owned business.

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

For students who want to start, own and manage their own business after they get their degree.

Admissions

The University of Illinois at Chicago offers a simple, streamlined admissions process for international students. Our admissions process includes a variety of outcomes designed to ensure your success inside and outside of the classroom. The admissions outcome that is best for you will depend on your academic qualifications, English-language level and personal preferences.

“UIC is such a diverse university, and it helped me make a lot of new friends from different cultures. Professors and staff working around campus are so friendly and available anytime you need help. The thing that I love most about UIC is the people here. They always have a friendly smile on their face, and it makes you feel welcome in this environment.”
– Phoo, Biochemistry Major from Myanmar