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


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


Graduate Year
Direct entry
Annual Fees
Housing & Dining
Health Insurance
Mandatory Fees

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

Scholarships available
(country based)
Up to $8,000
Housing scholarship
Up to $5,000
Up to $5,000
English Level
Min 2.5 GPA
Not required
Min 3.0 GPA
Not currently required

Dates 2023-24

  Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Fall 2024
Application deadline 1st June TBC TBC
Finance/I-20 deadline 17th July TBC TBC
Move-in 02nd January 12th August 03rd January 12th August
Semester 1 09th January - 06th May 21st August - 09th December 08th January - 04th May 19th August - 07th December
Semester 2 22nd May - 12th August 08th January - 04th May 13th May - 03rd August 13th Jaunaury- 05th May

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.