USA: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois, ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, is one of KTH’s strategic partnerships with a vast array of collaborations ranging from summer courses, joint and online programs, and research. UI is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in east-central Illinois. It is approximately a 2.5 hour drive south of Chicago (140 miles). The university comprises of 17 colleges that are spread out between the two cities including a large number of research facilities connected to industry. There is a main street that students refer to as Campus Town that gives a true Big Ten University college feeling.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: Late August - mid December, late January - mid May.
Credit system: Undergraduate: 15 credits per term Graduate: 12 credits per term
Website:  www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/incoming#.VxeVnE3VzIU
Note: Mandatory orientation one week prior to term start. College of Business is a not available. KTH has exchange with both the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which has many relevant courses and programs.

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. 8 semester spots per year
Grade requirements: 
Previous Nominations:  ; 4,55 (Fall18), 3,59 (Spring19).

Programme specific information

If your programme is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.