Students Overview

The Urbana campus has one of the largest international student enrollments in the country. More than 11,400 international students are currently enrolled at Illinois, placing the campus second among public universities in the United States. The campus also ranks highly in the number of international scholars, with 1,899, placing us 14th in the country.

Illinois International has several offices dedicated to providing services to international students seeking an Illinois education, as well as to any student seeking an international experience abroad during their time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


General admissions information can be found on the University's admissions homepage Undergraduate students interested in attending the University of Illinois should visit the undergraduate admissions page Graduate students should visit the Graduate College admissions page

Support Services

International Student and Scholar Services is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality. The office strives to create an environment that is conducive to a successful educational, personal, and professional experience. ISSS serves the international population and campus units through advising, immigration services*, programming, advocacy, and outreach.

* Information surrounding the recent Executive Order on Immigration and support resources for our international community may be found online here.

Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange

Illinois supports study abroad through Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange, as well as dedicated staff in major colleges. In a reflection of our students' commitment to—and interest in—international education experiences, the student body recently voted to continue a fee of $5 per semester in support of study abroad scholarships. The fee generates approximately $250,000 per year, significantly augmenting the campus' financial support for students learning abroad.

Training & Employment

The University also aims to provide its students with opportunities for hands-on training and advisement on employment opportunities after graduation. Twice a year, the campus holds career workshops focusing on international careers, providing a multitude of international career resources to help advise students on how to embark on their desired career path.

Student Organizations

Illinois offers dozens of Registered Student Organizations on campus for virtually every demographic and interest. Find a campus organization that fits you