University of Illinois at Chicago - Tutorium in Intensive English

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business English, English Language (ESL), Online Teaching and Learning

  • Setting

    City, Online

  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Social Media


  • Our Intensive English Program has moved online for the Summer and Fall semesters
  • Students do not need a visa to enroll
  • Intensive academic program established in 1978
  • Entry dates in August, October, January, late February, May, and late June
  • Elementary through advanced levels, 20-25 hours weekly
  • Small classes with professional faculty
  • Student-focused computer facilities with Internet access
  • Modern on-campus housing available with Internet access
  • Assistance with off-campus housing
  • Near Chicago's lakefront and business district
  • Close to museums, theaters, and public transportation

Admissions Requirements:

  • 17 years or older, and
  • Equivalent of a US high school diploma
University of Illinois at Chicago

About our Program

The Tutorium in Intensive English is on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago is a major cosmopolitan city where students can enjoy the academic, artistic, and cultural resources of world-famous architecture, theater, music, and museums. The city is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, close to several parks and beaches that offer a variety of recreational activities.

The Tutorium offers a comprehensive program of English instruction for speakers of other languages. The program is designed for highly motivated individuals who wish to improve their command of the English language for university study or for business and professional advancement. 5 levels of instruction are offered each session. Students receive approximately five hours of classroom instruction daily in reading, vocabulary development, composition, grammar, listening comprehension, conversation, pronunciation, and academic study skills, and they regularly attend the computer-assisted language laboratory. Students also select from a variety of special topic elective courses.

Tutorium students receive academic, cultural, and immigration counseling. The Tutorium offers a placement examination at the beginning of each session and a new student orientation to help with the transition to life in Chicago and the US. Three university admission seminars are offered to help students understand the university application process. An institutional TOEFL is offered each session. Tutorium students also have many opportunities to participate in on-campus activities and field trips around Chicago and Illinois.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is the largest university in the Chicago area with over 30,000 students and nearly 100 fields of study. Tutorium students have access to library facilities of more than 1.6 million volumes, including special mathematics, architecture, medicine, and science collections.

Through study at the Tutorium, international students will gain the skills to compete successfully in American colleges and universities, as well as the knowledge to fulfill their professional and personal goals.


Calendar 2019-2020 Program Dates Midterm Entry
 Spring Session 2020 January 13 - April 16  February 24
 Summer Session 2020  May 18 - July 30  June 22
 Fall Session 2020  August 23  - November 18  October 4


Application Fee  $175 (nonrefundable)
Instructional fee Full-time:  Part-time:
Full session $5,500 $3,300
Midterm entry session $3,240 $1,930
(includes testing, ITP TOEFL, and student services fees)
(for proof of financial support for I-20)
Instruction $5,500
Health insurance $550
Textbooks $175
Living expenses $6,540
Total $12,765

* Fees are subject to change without notice.

* Only full-time students (20+ hours per week) are eligible for I-20s.



University of Illinois at Chicago - Tutorium in Intensive English

1333 South Halsted Street Suite 260 (MC324)
Chicago IL 60607
P: 312.996.8098
CEA EnglishUSA Member UCIEP Member
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