UIC was formed in 1982 by the consolidation of two U. of I. campuses: the Medical Center campus, which dates back to the 19th century and the comprehensive Chicago Circle campus which replaced, in 1965, the two-year undergraduate Navy Pier campus that opened in 1946 to educate returning veterans.


  • Bachelorís 83
  • Masterís 93
  • Doctoral 64
  • Certificates 53

For undergraduate students, UIC offers:

  • 83 bachelorís programs to explore your interests and find the right program.
  • A low student-to-teacher ratio with 1 faculty member to every 17 students.
  • Top-tier faculty and dedicated staff to help you prepare for a fulfilling career.


As Chicagoís only public research university, real-world problems are solved through innovation and discovery. Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago is re-shaping educational policy; developing cleaner, more sustainable energy; helping to make sense of todayís vast amounts of computer-generated data; and driving economic development by moving research to practical application.

Outstanding programs range from the creation of new medical diagnostic techniques to understanding the Higgs boson. You will find opportunities to pursue your interests in depth with researchers on the cutting edge of discovery in the humanities, social sciences, natural and medical sciences and engineering.


With approximately 29,000 students and more than 13,000 employees, UIC is Chicagoís largest public research university and second-largest university employer. University of Illinois at Chicago has 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. Our mission, for our students as well as for our faculty and staff, is to provide access to excellence and success.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Illinois at Chicago!


Student services

The Office of International Services (OIS) recognizes that your transition to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is multifaceted. You are not only beginning studies at a new school, you are entering a new country and culture.

This experience can be both exhilarating and, at times, overwhelming! With this in mind, OIS has developed a series of customized orientation programs for all new international students entering UIC.

Our goal is to support and enhance your transition by providing essential information about your immigration responsibilities, an introduction to the UIC community, an opportunity to meet other new international students, and much more.

Housing services

  • Residence Halls
  • Special Interest Communities
  • Graduate Housing
  • Summer Intern Housing
  • Guest Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing

Library services

The UIC Library supports your research throughout the knowledge life-cycle: discovery, use, dissemination and archiving.

  • Create an e-library of must-read journals on your mobile device with Browzine
  • Manage citations and produce bibliographies in any format with RefWorks
  • Keep current with research in your field by setting up alerts and feeds capturing resources

ICT services

UIC-WiFi is available in many locations on campus.

Medical services

The Health Service Fee is a mandatory fee that is charged along with a studentís tuition. The Health Service Fee is NOT part of the Campus Care program, but works in conjunction to provide comprehensive medical coverage to our students.

Student Life

Campus life

With one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, University of Illinois at Chicago is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for its students and fostering a sense of belonging. Weíre located in a bustling city, and thereís no shortage of exciting opportunities right here on campus. Get involved in UICís rich campus life by joining a variety of student groups and attending fun events.

Sports facilities

Whether youíre looking for a place to work out or an intramural sport to join, UIC has plenty of options. TheStudent Recreation Facility and the Sport & Fitness Center offer fitness classes, swimming lessons and a 43-foot rock-climbing wall.

UIC intramural sports clubs, from indoor cricket to arena football, let you enjoy time with friends while competing as a recreational athlete. Rugby and soccer intramural teams compete at UICís Outdoor Field Complex, which has more than 214,000 square feet of artificial turf and two multipurpose fields.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi National Sorority, Inc
  • Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.
  • Asian American InterVarsity
  • Asian American Public Health Student Org
  • Asian American Students in Alliance
  • Asian Pharmacists Association
  • Association of Ahmadi Muslim Students
  • UIC Bhangra
  • Bengali Students Association
  • Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • Fearless Undocumented Alliance
  • Filipinos in Alliance
  • Hindu Students Council
  • Indian Graduate Student Association
  • Indian Student Association
  • Japan Karate Association
  • Japanese Audio Visual Cultural Association
  • Japanese Conversation Club
  • Ju-Jutsu Club
  • Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Inc
  • Korea Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Korean American Student Association
  • Korean Graduate Student Association


The University of Illinois at Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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