Additional Requirements for International Students

In addition to the above documents, international students need to provide:

  • Certification of Degree for all academic degrees obtained. (If you have not yet graduated, you do not need to submit this certification until you arrive at the University of Illinois.)

  • TOEFL information — Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit proof of English proficiency with an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score or by qualifying for an English proficiency waiver. Score and waiver requirements are listed here.


“As an international student trying to make it into academia in the United States, I learned first-hand how important it is to have role models who had a similar career trajectory like mine. My advisor supported me every step of the way.”

Indrajit Srivastava
M.S & Ph.D. Alumnus

The bioengineering graduate program, centered in the department of bioengineering, is preparing future bioengineering leaders in academia, industry and government. The program is one of the most innovative graduate programs in The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is world-renowned for its teaching and research excellence.

Bioengineering Degree Requirements

The department of bioengineering offers four graduate degree programs: Ph.D., M.S. (thesis and non-thesis), M.Eng and M.S. in BIC: