Graduate @Illinois

The Bioengineering Graduate Program is based on a strong tradition of more than 30 years of excellence in biomedical research and education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students have the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research with more than 60 faculty members in Top 10 departments and prestigious centers, such as the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Nick Holonyak Jr. Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

How to Apply

The Department of Bioengineering has a competitive admissions process due to its large applicant pool. For information regarding the admissions criteria and application process, check the requirements.

The graduate application is processed by the Graduate College and is available online.

Between September 16, 2019, and January 15, 2020, the Grainger College of Engineering is offering an application fee waiver to domestic applicants who apply to a Grainger Engineering Ph.D. program and who hold a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in their undergraduate degree. Qualified applicants must select the option “Are you applying for the 3.5 GPA or higher app fee waiver?” from the dropdown box in the “Fee Section” of the online admission application. Applicants must meet the admission requirements to enter the department’s Ph.D. program in order to receive the application fee waiver. Applicants who have questions may contact Kim Sgarbossa at

Dates and Deadlines

View the Application Deadline page for important date.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Illinois Department of Bioengineering is dedicated to the integration of groups of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. We aim to provide access to inclusive education and showcase how our diverse community provides enriching perspectives to develop creative solutions to real-world challenges. We affirm our commitment to foster a learning environment that encourages open expression within a climate of civility, sensitivity, and mutual respect, so that students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and perspectives may thrive.


For additional information about our graduate program, please email us or call (217) 333-1867.


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