What is IGY?

Our International Graduate program is uniquely designed to support you as you pursue a graduate degree at Illinois Tech. You will improve your academic and English language levels and benefit from an authentic student experience in the U.S.

How it works

  • Improve your English language level

    • Academic writing skills
    • Academic reading skills
    • Presentation and discussion skills
    • Listening and note taking
  • Improve your academic grades and study skills

    • Improve your grade-point average
    • Learn the study skills essential for success in U.S. universities
  • Receive specialist university progression support

    • Expert guidance on which degree to progress to
    • One-to-one support sessions
    • Faculty visits and meetings
  • Progress to a university degree at Illinois Tech

Majors

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Internation Graduate Year & Direct Entry

All admissions entry requirements for International Graduate Year

Progression degree options

International Graduate Year academic classes are available within the degree programs listed below.

Progression options
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics (MSc)
  • Architectural Engineering (M.ENG)
  • Architectural Engineering (MSc)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology (MSc)
  • Chemistry (MSc)
  • Computer Engineering (MSc)
  • Computer Engineering in Internet of Things
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering & Management(M.ENG)
  • Cyber Forensics and Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electricity Markets
  • Energy Systems, Energy Conservation and Building Track (M.ENG)
  • Energy Systems, Energy Generation and Sustainability Track (M.ENG)
Progression options
  • Energy Systems, Energy Transmission and Markets Track (M.ENG)
  • Engineering Management, Product Design and Development track
  • Architectural Engineering (MSc)
  • Engineering Management, Project Management Track
  • Environmental Engineering (M.ENG)
  • Environmental Management & Sustainability (MSc)
  • Finance (MSc)
  • Information Technology Management
  • Manufacture Engineering (M.ENG)
  • Material Chemistry
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Public Administration
  • Public Works (Infrastructure Engineering and Management)
  • Structural Engineering (M. ENG)
  • Transportation Engineering (M.ENG)
  • Urban Systems Engineering (M. ENG)

Fees and Dates

Fees

International
Graduate Year
Direct entry
Annual Fees
Tuition
Housing & Dining
Health Insurance
Mandatory Fees
Registration
$29,052*
$15,328**
$1,687
$1,950**
$300
$29,052*
$15,328**
$1,687
$1,950**
$300

Fees are subject to change *Estimated cost calculated by 18 credits at $1,614 per credit **Estimated

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships available
(country based)
Up to $8,000
(Graduate)
Housing scholarship
N/A
$4,000
Elevate
Scholarship
Up to $5,000
Up to $5,000
Admission
Requirements
GPA
English Level
GRE/GMAT
Min 2.5 GPA
70 TOEFL
Not required
Min 3.0 GPA
90 TOEFL
Not currently required

Dates 2021

  Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Application deadlines 30th November TBA
Move-in 5th January 16th August
Semester 1 11th January - 8th May 23rd August - 11th December
Semester 2 24th May - 14th August 10th January - 7th May

Application
checklist and deadlines

Key IGY Direct Entry Not required for IFY
  1. Complete application form
  2. Degree transcripts or a minimum of six terms’ transcripts if still due to graduate to complete
  3. Official copy of English proficiency
  4. Financial affidavit of support
  5. Bank statement (if required)
  6. Copy of passport identity page
  7. Pay deposit amount
  8. Explanation of any gaps in academic record e.g. resume
  9. Immigration check form including copies of any previous visas
  10. Professional statement
  11. Resume if applying to Stuart School of Business
  12. Letter of recommendation
  13. GRE or GMAT (for business school) score

Depending on the student's individual circumstances, additional information may be required.