Prospective Students

Craft your best application by meeting the following requirements.

Incoming Student Exchange Applications:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is operating on a paperless incoming application process. All incoming exchange students must submit their applications electronically

All applicants nominated by their home universities to apply to the University of Illinois will receive from their home university coordinators the link and access code to access the online application. The application link corresponds to a specific application cycle. In order to manage applications during each application term, home university coordinators will receive a new access code for each application term.

Instructions for online application


Fall and Academic Year (August start): March 1, 2017

  • We will begin processing completed applications on March 1, 2017.
  • Expected date of acceptance: late May to early June 2017.

Spring and Calendar Year (January start): September 1, 2017

  • Expected date of acceptance: late November to early December 2017.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 out of a 4.0 grade point average or a "B" average in all courses
  • Completion of one year of university education prior to commencement of exchange at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • English language proficiency (see section on "English Language Proficiency Verification" below)
  • Certified evidence of US $9,250 for one semester and US $18,500 for two semesters
  • Enrolled full-time at an institution that has a bilateral student exchange agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Components of a Completed Application 

The following documents must be uploaded as part of the completed application: