USA: Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology is located in Chicago, Illinois, and is a private, technology-focused, research university. IIT offers degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. IIT is divided into five colleges with the Armour College of Engineering’s having over 2,300 students, of which 48 % are international. The IIT main campus is located 4 km south of the Chicago Loop, the central business district of Chicago. Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States and known for shopping, arts, sports, comedy and jazz clubs and its' history as The Windy City.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: August - December, late January to mid May
Credit system: 15 credits of undergraduate courses is equivalent to 30 ECTS credits
Website:  admissions.iit.edu/undergraduate/apply/visiting-and-exchange-program

Important information for students planning to apply for exchange studies in the USA

Language requirements
Due to new regulations in the USA, the language requirements for all international students, including exchange students, have become stricter. You are responsible for looking into the host university's (for the moment only applicable for application to University of Michigan) language requirements and necessary tests (e.g. TOEFL , IELTS ). Please note that you have to show your test result to the international coordinator at your school, at the latest when the priority of your choices is fixed, during an interview, in an email message or in discussion with the coordinator.

Insurance requirements
Due to new regulations in the USA, there is no guarantee that the insurance (Student UT which normally covers all outgoing exchange students from KTH) meets the host universities insurance requirements. In this case you are responsible for all insurance costs required by the host university.

Visa
International students, needing a residence permit for their studies in Sweden, can be denied a student visa to the United States. KTH therefore advise international students to carefully consider making an application for exchange studies in the country.

Vaccination
The university may require that the student have undergone certain vaccination before the stay. Read the application requirements for more information from the specific university.

Orientation Week

The university may have a mandatory Orientation Week/Day. During the spring term, the Orientation Week may begin in early January which can clash with the KTH exam period. It is the students responsibility to check when their courses would start and if their KTH professor would allow their exams to be proctored at the partner university if needed.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: Approx. 2 spots per semester each year (and 2 year spots for Architecture)
Grade requirements: None