Prospective Students

Undergraduate

The University of Chicago undergraduate college experience is defined by a culture of inquiry, discussion, and exploration. International students drive the diversity of our community and create conversations that power rigorous inquiry for our intellectual community. International students comprise 15% of the University community and come from over 100 countries around the world. At UChicago, we are looking for academically talented, intellectually curious international students to come to a world-renowned campus in a global city to share their perspectives and join in the conversation.
Prospective undergraduate students can learn more about admissions and aid at our Global Engagement webpage for International Students.  For online, summer and non-degree programs, please visit the main UChicago Admissions & Aid page

Specific enquiries can be directed to Daniel Urbina-McCarthy at internationaladmissions@uchicago.edu.

Graduate and Professional

UChicago offers over 100 different graduate and professional programs within its 5 divisions and 7 professional schools. Each graduate program has a separate admissions process. Applicants apply directly to their program of interest via the online application.

Funding

PhD Programs: Students in PhD programs usually receive multi-year financial packages to cover tuition, fees, health insurance, and a living allowance or stipend. The terms of the award may vary according to field of study, and some programs may require teaching or research as a condition of the fellowship.

Master’s Programs: Most master’s programs offer a limited number of merit-based scholarships, ranging from partial to full tuition support. A few programs provide assistance based on financial need. The University also facilitates participation in federal and private student loan programs.

Living in Hyde Park

The University’s neighborhood, Hyde Park, is home to nearly 60 percent of UChicago faculty and the majority of our graduate students. Hyde Park is also home to many amenities and attractions, including museums, theaters, eclectic restaurants and pubs, and diverse shopping. The community of Hyde Park is home to over 25,000 residents with a variety of housing options. From one bedroom to five, two-story walk-ups to high rises by the lake, students find a place they can make their own. Typically, new graduate students matriculating in Autumn Quarter arrive on campus by early September.