International Students and Scholars

Why UIS?

  • Strong, world-renowned reputation as part of the University of Illinois system
  • Teaching-focused, friendly professors and ample academic support services
  • Internship and research opportunities: Gain relevant work experience and lab time with professors to conduct research
  • Affordable, comfortable campus housing for both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Small classes: Student-faculty ratio is 15:1
  • Safe, welcoming campus located in the all-American city of Springfield, Illinois
  • Office of International Student Services help international students adapt to campus and help with immigration regulations

International Student Stories

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Flag Raising Ceremony
UIS held a flag raising ceremony to add 22 new flags to the university’s display in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby, bringing the total number of flags to 88. Each flag represents the home country of current or past students. There are more than 1,000 international students studying at UIS.

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International Festival at UIS

UIS hosts its annual International Festival with an evening of performances by students, staff, and Springfield community members. In addition to performances, festival attendees could sample cuisine from a variety of countries, and peruse a number of cultural exhibits.

International Festival

The International Festival is the longest running student-led program in the history of UIS. The festival features cultural performances, fun and games from around the globe, exhibits, and a variety of ethnic foods.