International Students

international students at the University of Chicago

Why Summer Session for International Students?

Updates Regarding Immigration
As President Robert J. Zimmer recently stated, the University of Chicago remains “committed to the active engagement of people from around the globe, and the open exchange of ideas that it brings,” as expressed in President Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier’s January 30 letter to President Trump, communications to the campus community, and an amici curiae brief (which the University of Chicago signed along with 16 other major research universities). Please check the Office of International Affairs (OIA) website regularly for information and guidance.

The University of Chicago is known throughout the world as a center for intellectual innovation. Ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 10th in the world for undergraduate education, the University is also home to over 80 Nobel Prize winners in the sciences and economics, the source of over 45 startup companies based on UChicago technology, and the alma mater of illustrious alumni like Justin Yifu Lin (World Bank chief economist and senior vice president), Edwin Hubble (astronomer who discovered the first evidence for the Big Bang), and Janet Rowley (cancer research pioneer). With students from over 125 countries, the University of Chicago truly has a global reach. We invite you to join our community this summer, and experience for yourself what makes UChicago so inspiring.

  • All of our summer courses and programs are open to international students
  • Students enrolled full-time can qualify for an I-20 student visa eligibility document*
  • Partial tuition scholarships available for high school student programs

* Participants in the College Pathway Program in Economics and Arts and Sciences in Asia are not eligible for I-20 documents.

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International High School Studentsivy-covered building on the UChicago campus

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International Guidelines & PoliciesUniversity of Chicago campus

Undergraduate-level study for academically ambitious high school students

Undergraduate courses and special programs for students enrolled at other colleges and universities

View International Students Guidelines and Policies for information about English proficiency, visa processing, and other important information.

A Global Destination

Chicago is full of museums, theaters, restaurants, concert venues, night clubs, and shops that people come from all over the world to visit. In the summertime, the city comes alive with outdoor concerts, art fairs, and neighborhood festivals. Summer is also the best time to enjoy our 15 miles of lakefront beaches and parks with bicycle and jogging paths.


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