Admitted International Students

Congratulations and welcome to UIUC! With over 10,600 Illini from 113 countries, UIUC is a top 5 hosting institution for international students (Open Doors). This global perspective enriches our campus community, and we can’t wait for you to join us.

international students talking on the front steps of Altgeld Hall

You're an Illini!

Welcome to the family. Now that you’ve been admitted, it’s time to discover what being an Illini is all about.

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Next Steps

  1. Complete your admitted checklist. Your checklist is personalized to you, and you can manage it in myIllini by clicking on your application for admission.
  2. Obtain your student visa. Generally, if you're a citizen of a foreign country interested in studying in the U.S., you must have a student visa.
  3. Verify your enrollment. If you're a freshman, you must provide official academic records for all years of school you reported in the application, including official copies of all school certificates and external exam results. If we don’t receive these by July 1 or if we find discrepancies, we’ll rescind your offer and you won’t be able to enroll.
  4. Check in before classes start. Regardless of visa status, all international undergraduate and exchange students must report to International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for check-in before classes start. Note that if you can’t arrive and check in by the dates listed, you need to reapply for a later term.

Campus Support

UIUC offers a number of international support services to help you navigate life on campus and enrich your college experience. One of these, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), is dedicated to serving new international students through one-on-one advising, immigration services, cultural and social programming, and more.

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Campus Safety

Campus should be a safe space for students, and we go to great lengths to keep it that way. This year, that not only includes a 24/7 police department with the highest accreditation possible, but also one of the most robust COVID-19 testing programs in higher education.

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students space out safely per CDC recommendations for class in Foellinger Auditorium

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