Illinois State is a destination for students and scholars from around the world.
Students from all over the world, including India, China, Brazil, and Germany.
Top 100 Public University
Illinois State is one of the Top 100 national public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Close to Everything
Our hometown, Normal, is in Central Illinois, less than 300 kilometers from big cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Illinois State University is an American university with global reach, attracting students and faculty from all over the world. You can choose from 165+ undergraduate majors, 95 master's degree sequences, and 10 doctoral programs, while receiving assistance from our transition experts in the Office of International Studies and Programs.
The English Language Institute (ELI) at Illinois State University provides a special non-degree intensive program in English as a Second Language. ELI, which addresses communicative and academic needs, benefits international students who wish to increase their English proficiency for college-level work.
The Office of International Studies and Programs offers several academic, management, and language training programs to meet the needs of groups seeking additional training or experience. These programs can be customized to fit specific academic criteria and learning objectives, or to coincide with larger educational initiatives.
International students are generally not eligible for the same kinds of financial aid as American students. However, there are some scholarships and other assistance available.
Even if you can't travel to the U.S. to visit before applying, you can still see our beautiful, historic campus.
Illinois State's comprehensive internationalization effort includes expansion of internationally-oriented courses, campuswide programs, student organizations, student services, civic engagement opportunities, and other activities at Illinois State and affiliated locations.
Get connected to Admissions counselors and our Office of International Studies and Programs team.