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Europe and Latin America

Illinois Tech Europe

 Applicants from partner institutions in countries within these regions, who are interested in applying to Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, and institutions who are interested in co-operation are encouraged to send their inquiries to Europe@iit.edu

The functions of the office


1. The creation of bilateral partnerships with reputable universities in Europe and Latin America in order to provide opportunities for joint research, double degree programs (Master's level), transfer and/or visiting undergraduate programs (Undergraduate/Bachelor's level) at Illinois Tech, Chicago.

2.
Assisting pre-selected students from partner schools interested in applying with the application process at either the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

3.
Monitoring all inquiries and applications relating to research (short-term and/or long-term) in a laboratory at IIT Chicago. Maximum duration for a research experience at IIT is one year without courses

4. Organization of visits from partner schools or universities from Europe and Latin America


For further information, contact Europe@iit.edu.

Important weblinks 

Academic Calendar: http://web.iit.edu/registrar/academic-calendar
Student Accounting: https://web.iit.edu/student-accounting

Terminology 

Undergraduate
Bachelor's degree in the U.S. = 4 years of study after High school
Bachelor's of Architecture degree in the U.S. = 5 years of study after High School

Graduate
Master's degree in the U.S. = 1 or 2 years of study after completion of a Bachelor's degree
Ph.D. ( Doctoral degree) in the U.S. = 3 - 6 years of study after completion of the Master's degree

Partner Schools

Illinois Tech has a specific detailed agreement with each school, where the curricula of the school has been closely reviewed by both parties in order to offer the following types of programs- double degree, non-degree research , exchange and/or visiting programs and specific partial merit 'partner school scholarships' where applicable.

France

EISTI - Ecole Internationale des Science du Traitement de l'Information

Cergy

www.eisti.eu

DD

EIVP

Paris

www.eivp-paris.fr/

DD

ENAC

Toulouse

www.enac.fr

DD

ENSEA

Cergy

www.ensea.fr

DD,FAME, NDR

ENSTA-BRETAGNE

Brest

www.ensta-bretagne.fr

DD,NDR

ESEO - Ecole d'Ingénieur Informatique, Electronique, Télécom réseaux biomedical

Angers

www.eseo.fr

DD,NDR

ESIEA

Paris & Laval

www.esiea.fr

DD,NDR

ESIGELEC

Rouen

www.esigelec.fr

DD,NDR

ESME-Sudria

Ivry

www.esme.fr

DD, NDR

Grenoble INP

Grenoble

www.grenoble-inp.fr

DD,NDR

INSA Lyon

Lyon

www.insa-lyon.fr

DD,V,EX, NDR

INSA Strasbourg

Strasbourg

www.insa-strasbourg.fr

DD

IPB/ENSEIRB-MATMECA

Bordeaux

www.enseirb-matmeca.fr

DD,NDR

ISAE-ENSMA

Poitiers

www.isae-ensma.fr

DD

 

Telecom Physique Strasbourg

Strasbourg

www.telecom-physique.fr/

DD, EX

Telecom St. Etienne    St. Etienne     www.telecom-st-etienne.fr/ DD, NDR

Spain

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia 

ETSA-UPV

Valencia

www.arq.upv.es

DD,NDR

ETSII – UPV

Valencia

www.etsii.upv.es

DD,NDR

ETSIT – UPV

Valencia

www.etsit.upvnet.upv.es

DD,NDR

ETSIAMN-UPV   

Valencia

www.upv.es/entidades/ETSIAMN/

DD

 

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid 

ETSAM-UPM

Madrid

www.arq.upm.es

V

ETSICCP-UPM

Madrid

www.caminos.upm.es

DD,NDR

ETSII – UPM

Madrid

www.etsii.upm.es

DD,NDR

ETSIT-UPM

Madrid

www.etsit.upv.es

DD,NDR

ETSIINF – UPM

Madrid

www.fi.upm.es

DD,NDR

ETSIAAB-UPM

ETSIAE-UPM

ETSIDI-UPM

Madrid

 

 

DD, NDR

 

 

Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya 

ETSAB-UPC

Barcelona

www.etsab.upc.edu

V,EX

ETSECCPB – UPC

Barcelona

www.camins.upc.edu

DD,NDR

ETSEIB – UPC

Barcelona

www.etseib.upc.edu

DD,NDR

ETSETB – UPC

Barcelona

www.etsetb.upc.es

DD,NDR

FME-UPC

Barcelona

www.fme.upc.edu

DD,NDR

 

EHU - Universidad del Pais Vasco

Bilbao

www.ehu.es

DD,NDR

ETSI – Universidad de Sevilla

Sevilla

www.esi.us.es

DD,NDR

Universidad Pontificia

ICAI Comillas       

 Madrid 

www.icai.comillas.edu/en/

DD, EX

 

Italy

IUAV - Universita IUAV de Venezia

www.iuav.it

EX

Politecnico de Bari                   

Bari   www.poliba.it

DD

Mexico

Tec de Monterrey

www.itesm.mx

DD,V,GE3 EX

 

Sweden

KTH Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan

www.kth.se

EX

Chalmers Institute of Technology

chalmers.se 

V

  

Great Britain

University of Birmingham

www.birmingham.ac.uk

1+1

 

Australia

Queensland University of Technology

www.qut.edu.au

EX,NDR2

 

Brazil

Universidade Positivo

Brazil

www.up.edu.br/index.html

3+2 ; 5+1

Graduate Double degree

Application Procedure for Prospective Applicants for Fall or Spring 

• Prospective student checklist: admissions.iit.edu/graduate/apply/degree-seeking-checklist


Please note:
• Only pre-selected students from IIT partner schools may apply to this program
• Application fee is waived for applicants selected from partner schools .

The discipline or field of study you chosen at IIT corresponds to a specific department that is part of a school or college at IIT. For example, an applicant wishing to pursue a Master's in electrical engineering will apply to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering under the Armour College of Engineering

Armour College of Engineering - http://engineering.iit.edu/
College of Science – science.iit.edu
Stuart School of Business – stuart.iit.edu
Institute of Psychology – psych.iit.edu
College of Architecture – arch.iit.edu
School of Applied Technology - appliedtech.iit.edu
Institute of Design – id.iit.edu

Graduate Non-degree research 

No registration fee payment required for 3-month research
6-month research requires a payment of a registration fee of 2 credit hours for the first semester and 1 credit hour for the following semester. Payment is made upon arrival at IIT, per semester.
12-month research requires a payment of a registration fee of 2 credit hours per semester. Payment is made upon arrival at IIT, per semester.
Please note that the cost per credit hour is different for the Stuart School of Business and the Institute of Design if pursuing research in the fields offered by these two schools.

Reminders
1. The  3-month or 6-month research falls under the J1 short-term research scholar category.
2. The research is NOT an internship
3. Research done at any of the laboratories at Illinois Tech for the aforementioned durations is UNPAID.
4. IIT DOES NOT assist any APPLICANTS in finding research in companies in the U.S.
5. For those interested in staying on to pursue another Master's degree or Phd degree at IIT depending on the IIT department's suggestion, please note the immigration requirements as regards Change of Status (COS) from J1 to F1 visa category. 

a. Change of status (COS): Within the United States.:
Only J-1s who are not subject to the 2-year home residency requirement can change status from within the U.S. In addition, only those who's J-1 status (DS-2019) remains active while the change of status is pending may accept tuition and stipends from IIT, where applicable. Those with DS-2019s that expire while the change of status is pending may not accept tuition and stipends from IIT. Both may begin studying while the Change of Status is pending. They would obtain an I-20 issued for change of status from IIT Graduate admissions only if qualified for admission and proof of funds is shown, pay the SEVIS fee, and submit the COS application (I-539) to the USCIS and fee $290.

b. Travel and re-entry in F-1 status:
For those subject to the 2 year home residency requirement, or those who do not have time to apply for COS (Change of Status from J1 to F1) from within the U.S. (due to international travel needs or desire to be eligible for tuition and stipend) will need to obtain an initial attendance I-20 from IIT, pay the SEVIS fee, and apply for an F-1 visa at a U.S. Consulate in their home country.

6. Final year project:
Since the research will fulfill your Projet de Fin d' Etude (if a French institution) or Proyecto fin de carrera (if a Spanish institution) for example, requirements at your home institution, please bring with you clear information about what your home institution requires for completion so  that your project at IIT, can be validated by your home institution. Example - if you need to write a report - approx, length of the report, should the IIT professor provide a letter grade, should you present your project before a commiittee - if so, how many professors should be present in the committee, and finally to whom should the IIT professor send the graded report and any other details that your school may require.

Note that when you register for research credits at IIT, you can opt for the research course number 594 if you only want a Pass or Fail grade or 597 course number if you wish for a letter grade ( A, B etc.). Please verify whether your school requires a letter grade or just a Pass or Fail grade, prior to departing for the U.S.

Graduate Non-Degree Visiting

https://www.iit.edu/admissions-aid/graduate-admission/certificate-non-degree-seeking-students

Undergraduate Degree-Seeking 

Application procedure 

https://www.iit.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admission/international-undergraduate-students

English Requirements 

www.iit.edu/undergrad-admission/apply/international-english-requirements.shtml