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University of Illinois, Springfield

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    $15,000—$20,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Accounting, Business, Computer Science

  • Setting

    City, Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification


  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 60+, IELTS: Band 5+, iTEP: 3.6

  • Social Media

Leadership Lived: Experience Academic Success in the Heart of America

University of Illinois Springfield

UIS is one of three institutions in the world-class University of Illinois system. UIS enrolls about 5,000 students from more than 30 countries. Choose from 31 undergraduate programs or 21 graduate programs including top quality programs in Business, Communication, Biology, Accountancy, Computer Science, Public Health, and Environmental Science, as well as many others. We have been ranked in the top 15 public universities in the Midwest for the past 10 years by U.S. News & World Report.

UIS makes a point of creating numerous opportunities for our students to gain as much leadership experience as possible. From the Capital Scholars Honors Program, offering a unique college experience to gifted freshmen while funding their studies with significant scholarships, to our Graduate Public Service Internship that helps Graduate students from all disciplines fully fund their studies – UIS is here to ensure our students are equipped to impact the global marketplace.

Admission Requirements: 500/61 TOEFL for undergraduates and 550/79 TOEFL for most graduate programs. Conditional Admission is available for undergraduates. Learn more at


UIS is a large, safe campus about a ten minute drive from downtown Springfield. With a population of 120,000, Springfield combines small town charm with larger city cultural and recreational opportunities. Springfield is easily accessible by plane and train. The nearest large cities of Chicago and St Louis are 3 hours and 1.5 hours away.

Intensive English Program

UIS’ Intensive English Program (IEP) provides a welcoming and challenging environment to improve your English skills and help you succeed at a US university. Our small program and class size allow for a close relationship between instructors and students to maximize individual learning goals. This helps students move quickly and smoothly into their degree programs. We have six levels from Beginner to Advanced. Students are placed into the appropriate level after an on-campus placement exam. Students can participate in weekly activities with other IEP students and UIS students to learn more about American culture, make friends with people from around the world, and gain confidence in your English conversational skills. Students do not need to provide English scores to attend the IEP.


UIS works on a rolling admissions basis, but deadlines to ensure visas are processed in time for the start of term are as follows: June 1st (Fall) and November 1st (Spring).

The IEP accepts new students 5 times a year: August, October, January, March, and June. All sessions are 8 weeks long.


  • 22 hours of instruction a week
  • Interesting and relevant classes in Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, and Grammar
  • Free individualized tutoring
  • Conversation Partner Program & other social activities with American students
  • Fieldtrips & activities (no additional cost)
  • UIS-Administered English Exam offered each session
  • Conditional admission for undergraduate students
  • Comprehensive orientation
  • Personalized student advising (admissions, academic & visa)
  • Small program and class size allows for individualized instruction
  • Professional, experienced, friendly faculty and staff
  • Full use of all UIS campus facilities and services including the recreation center, library, and computer labs
  • Free Airport pick-up upon request

Easy Transition to UIS Degree Programs

The ESL Program will help you coordinate your application to your degree program. Students can take the on-campus English proficiency exam each session. Students will meet with academic advisors and get registered for degree courses. Rolling admission (no application deadlines).

  • Conditional Admission: Undergraduate students may be admitted conditionally. Conditionally admitted students are required to enroll in ESL courses either before or during their degree program.
  • Full Admission: Graduate students must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements and take qualifying exams before they begin their graduate program.

Please note that admission to IEP does not guarantee admission to UIS degree programs.

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University of Illinois, Springfield
One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
Springfield IL 62703
P: 217-206-4847
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