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.
How to Apply
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, 90+ master's degree sequences, and 10 doctoral programs, Pathway programs, and Academic English preparation.
Undergraduate International Admissions Scholarships
Undergraduate students with a minimum of 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) are automatically considered for this award. The scholarship is valued up to $5,000 and is renewable for up to four years.
Graduate International Admissions Scholarships
Graduate students with a minimum of 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) are automatically considered for this award. The scholarship is valued up to $5,000 and is renewable for up to two years.
Young America International Scholarship
The Young America International Scholarship is valued at up to $5,000. This award is for our highest achieving international undergraduates.
The Office of International Engagement 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.
Financial Assistance and Costs
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.
Housing and Dining
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.