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Location | Springfield
Population | 140,000
Enrollment | 4,000
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/9
Spring | 01/16-05/14

University of Illinois Springfield

Springfield, IL

Strong programs in regional US History and Lincoln Studies
Opportunities for internships in state government and gov. related businesses
Biological and Environmental Studies opportunities with the Nature Conservancy

About This Campus

UIS is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves 4,000 students in 20 graduate and 30 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology-enhanced learning environment. Because of its location in the state capital, there is a focus on public policy and service learning, which support our excellent credit-bearing internship program. The numerous Abraham Lincoln sites and state museums/archives provide unique opportunities for research in History, Politics, Policy, Literature, and Anthropology. Additionally, there are two biological field stations, including one tied to the Nature Conservancy's wetland reclamation project on the Illinois River at Emiquon.

Location Information

Our campus is located on the south side of Springfield on a 700 acre, open and beautifully landscaped site. It is connected to the city via bus and to the world through our Amtrak station and airport with daily train service to St. Louis and Chicago and flights to Chicago and Dallas. Interstates criss cross at Springfield which historically was on Route 66 which connected Chicago to Los Angeles (we have an annual Rt. 66 festival each fall).

Helpful Information

Exchange students are assigned to an academic advisor in the department of primary interest who will help them register for classes. The NSE coordinator will also help with advising and with adjusting to campus life. All townhouses and apartments have kitchens and students can also opt for one of our meal plans. The Student Union and Brookens Library provide spaces for individual or group study. There are also over 80 student clubs and organizations and recreation center.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Medical Laboratory Science.

Honors Courses may require special admissions consideration.

Special Programs

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, N/A computer or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/08/23

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18 ($340 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $200 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $60 Semester Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Some courses have a separate course or lab fee. This fee is not part of the mandatory student fees and will not be waived for Plan B NSE students.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/08/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Approximate cost: $4000
  • Students must live on campus
Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1675 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
We have 4 different meal plans. https://www.uis.edu/dining/meal-plans


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/08/23

Important Notes about Health Insurance
NSE students are not required to enroll in UIS' health insurance policy if they have insurance through their home institution or privately. All on-ground UIS students are required to have health insurance that is compliant with the US Affordable Care Act.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


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