University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Overview

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

A talented and highly respected faculty is the university’s most significant resource. Many are recognized for exceptional scholarship with memberships in such organizations as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Engineering.

Academic resources on campus are among the finest in the world. The University Library is one of the largest public university collections in the world with 13 million volumes in its 37 unit libraries. Annually, 53,000,000 people visit its online catalogue. Students have access to thousands of computer terminals in classrooms, residence halls, and campus libraries for use in classroom instruction, study, and research.

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Key Information


Information on fees and additional costs can be found here


The Study Abroad Office does not reserve housing for students, so you are responsible for arranging your own housing. There are many options available to exchange students: University Residence Halls, Private Certified Housing, and off-campus properties owned and managed by independent landlords. You may also find listings for subleases on the Study Abroad Housing Board.  You will need your NetID and NetID password to access the Housing Board.


Semester 1 Semester 2
 28th August 2017 - 22nd December 2017  16th January 2018 - 11th May 2018

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.