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International Year Program

The International Year Program (IYP) runs out of the IIT Global Education Center. The program has two paths, one for undergraduate (IFY – International Freshman Year) and for graduate (IGY – International Graduate Year). The program runs for two semesters (FALL/SPRING and SPRING/SUMMER).

The International Year Program consists of two semesters of supported academic and English classes. Students will take a full course load of credit-bearing classes. Students receive “concierge” services and are set up with academic support like tutors, mentors, etc. Upon successful completion of the program, students matriculate to their 2nd year at Illinois Institute of Technology and bring with them up to 24 credits at the IFY level and up to 18 credits at the IGY level.

Our International Freshman and Graduate programs are uniquely designed to support you as you pursue a degree at Illinois Tech by improving your academic and English language levels.


Outstanding Teaching and Support - International Year Program

Outstanding Teaching and Support 

Highly trained and qualified multicultural and multilingual teaching and support staff with experience of living and working overseas. Regular tutorial meetings to help you gain the skills necessary to excel at university. A personal tutor to help guide you through your course and ensure progression to your chosen degree.

Part of the University from Day One - International Year Program

Part of the University From Day One

You will receive a University student card, and with it you will have access to all the University’s facilities, clubs and societies. The program staff organize a comprehensive induction program in partnership with the University to help you meet other students and settle into daily life in Chicago.

A Truly International Experience - International Year Program

A Truly International Experience

Our programs attract students from a wide range of countries and cultures. Our aim is to create a truly international environment to broaden your experience and improve your English language both in and outside the classroom.

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How Our Programs Work

Increase 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 GPA 
  • Learn the study skills essential for success in U.S. universities

Expert University Progression Support

  • Expert guidance on which degree to progress to 
  • One-to-one support sessions 
  • Faculty visits and meetings


  • Toefl 70
  • GPA 2.5
  • IELTS 6.0
  • No letters of recommendation
  • No personal statement
  • No resume for Stuart School of Business 
  • Toefl 65
  • GPA 2.25
  • IELTS 5.5
  • No SAT/ACT
  • No letters of recommendation
  • No personal statement
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