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International Students

More than half of Illinois Tech graduate students call a country other than the United States their home. As a graduate student on our international campus in Chicago, you will receive a world-class education and work alongside renowned faculty mentors. You will have the freedom to apply your education to discover solutions to real-world problems. And you'll experience all of this within an environment that is welcoming and diverse.

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IMPORTANT: Applicants to the Institute of Design and Chicago-Kent College of Law should consult the appropriate web pages for application requirements and procedures.

Iranian applicants: Submit your application through the university's portal site.

Learn more about Illinois Tech's Credit Transfer Policy.

Test Score Accommodations During the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the impacts of the coronavirus on testing centers in China and elsewhere, we are making the following accommodations available to all students for the spring and fall 2023 admission cycle for all master’s programs:

•  IELTS and TOEFL Alternate Option: If you are unable to take the IELTS or TOEFL test due to exam cancellations, you may submit Duolingo English Test results instead.

• GRE and GMAT Waiver: We understand that many GRE and GMAT testing facilities are closed due to the coronavirus. As a result, Illinois Tech has changed our test requirements for 2023. We are no longer requiring students to submit GRE or GMAT scores for all master’s programs.

View Test Waiver FAQs here. 

Learn more about GRE, GMAT, and test score requirements.

Application Overview Video

You've started your application to Illinois Tech. Wondering what to do next, what tests you don't need to take, what documents we need, or how to send them to us? Watch this video to learn more.


International Viewbook 2022-23

International Student Viewbook

See all that Illinois Tech has to offer. Explore our programs and much more.

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“I Wanted to Pursue My Dreams Here”

Meet three international students who are discovering a world of opportunities at Illinois Tech.

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English Language Services

Illinois Tech offers English language instruction to non-native speakers. Learn how English Language Services can prepare you to study at Illinois Tech.

English Language Services
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Thesis or Non-Thesis?

Illinois Tech’s renowned academic programs prepare you for professional success, regardless of whether you graduate from a thesis or non-thesis program.

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