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International Student Programs

Illinois Tech (IIT) offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for international students.  We collaborate with many universities to offer you the opportunity to study Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) and/or Information Technology and Management (ITM) in Chicago.  The programs on this page are partnerships with specific overseas universities that serve International students whose programs of study are aligned with those of INTM and/or ITM.  In some cases, exchange options are available for Illinois Tech students.

Any international student may review the curriculum and requirements and choose to apply to INTM or ITM regardless of whether your country or university is listed below. Here are some useful links for all international students and applicants:

IIT Europe/International Partners Program 

IIT Europe student, Jorge Balsiero, from UPM Madrid, presents his project with INTM Adjunct Professor, Kerry Fechner.

IIT Europe/International Partners Program offers opportunities for graduate students from select European technical universities to earn a master’s degree in Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) in conjunction with a degree at their home university. Most IIT Europe students are required to complete a research project on a topic related to their future academic or career interests, facilitated by an INTM faculty advisor, while also taking specific INTM courses.  

In some cases, students may choose a project-only option allowing a six month visit to Illinois Tech to complete the graduate research project.  Students interested in learning more should contact Dr. Vanita Mesquita, Director of Overseas Programs at iitparis@aol.com  

ISM Lithuania

ISM University of Management and Economics in Lithuania

IIT School of Applied Technology (SAT) offers an opportunity for students enrolled in ISM University of Management and Economics in Lithuania to earn a dual bachelor’s or master’s degree from ISM and IIT.  The ISM-IIT double degree bachelor’s program requires ISM students to complete five terms of study at ISM and three terms of study at IIT’s Mies Campus in Chicago, Illinois. 

Details are outlined the sample curriculum (link to pdf). 

To apply for admission, ISM students must complete IIT’s online undergraduate application for international transfer students.

The ISM-IIT Dual Degree Master’s Program offers ISM students the option to complete IIT’s Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) or Master of Information Technology and Management (MITM) as online students. The five-term program requires ISM students to complete 10 ISM courses, 7 IIT courses, and a master’s thesis.  Review details in the program guidelines.  ISM students must apply for admission using the online graduate application, and submit required documentation as identified on the application checklist.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Vida Skudiene (ISM) at vida.skudiene@ism.it or Prof. Mazin Safar (Illinois Tech) at safar@iit.edu

LUT LAPPEENRANTA FINLAND 

LUT LAPPEENRANTA FINLAND

LUT and IIT offer an undergraduate exchange program that allows students from either university who have completed at least two years of study to apply to be a visiting student at either IIT or LUT.  LUT graduate students in the Global Management of Innovation and Technology (GMIT) program may apply to attend IIT for one year to earn a double degree in GMIT and Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) from INTM.  All LUT students who wish to attend IIT must apply for admission using the online graduate application. Questions should be directed to Prof. Juha Vaatanen, Academic Director of the Programme at juha.vaatanen@lut.fi

Contact us

All prospective international undergraduate students from one of these partnership programs, or from other overseas universities who wish to study at Illinois Tech for one or two semesters must submit an application through Illinois Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. More information is available at IIT Undergraduate Admissions/International Applicants.

Prospective graduate students interested in INTM may contact Pam Houser, INTM Program Manager, at houser@iit.edu.  Those interested in ITM may contact Ryan Nelson, ITM Assistant Director Recruitment/Admission, at nelsonr@iit.edu.