International Applicant Definition
You are an international applicant if: 1) you are a citizen or permanent resident alien of a country or political area other than the United States with a residence outside the United States to which you expect to return, and 2) either are, or propose to be, a temporary alien in the United States. This page briefly outlines admissions requirements for all international students.
International applicants must present evidence of English competency. Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540, must be sent to UIC. The test must have been taken within the last two years. Minimum scores required: paper-based TOEFL = 550, computer based TOEFL = 213, IBT total score = 80. The USMLE and ECFMG will not be considered in lieu of the TOEFL or as evidence of English competency. For more complete information about the TOEFL requirements, please refer to the Graduate College Website sections: Degree Admissions, Application Procedures, International Applicants, and Test of English as a Foreign Language.
Official Transcript Information
International applicants should upload their transcripts to the SOPHAS application. The UIC Office of Admissions will accept these documents as unofficial, which is sufficient for the admissions process. If further documents are requested by the Office of Admissions, students should upload those documents electronically to their UIC Supplemental Application.
International students who are admitted to UIC SPH and matriculate to the school will have to send official transcripts at that time.
Additional information regarding UIC requirements for International applicants may can be found at: http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/grad/international_requirements_grad.html.