International students at UChicago come from over 100 countries and comprise 21% of the University’s student population. They are integral to the diversity of the UChicago community and provide essential perspective to all manner of campus conversations. As an international applicant, you will apply in the same manner as any other first-year applicant, with an additional English proficiency test requirement. Your application will be read in the context of where you attended high school, whatever your citizenship. The University of Chicago considers you an international applicant for purposes of financial aid if you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident, regardless of where in the world you live and go to school.
The deadlines for first-year international applicants are the same as those for all first-year applicants.
Required Application Materials
In addition to an English proficiency test score, international students may elect to submit one of several other forms of testing in lieu of an SAT or ACT score:
- Predicted or final International Baccalaureate scores.
- Predicted or final A-Level/A2 scores.
- Scores from three or more SAT Subject Tests in different subject areas (with at least one in Mathematics or Science and at least one in English, History, Social Sciences, Arts, or World Languages and Cultures).
- For students whose school offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes as part of your curriculum, scores from three or more AP exams in different subject areas (with at least one in Math, Computer Science, or Science and at least one in English, History, or Language).
First-year international applicants are eligible for both need-based and merit-based aid. Learn more about applying for aid.
Contact our team of international counselors who travel and read applications from around the world.