You belong. At Illinois, we support each other by embracing individuality and community. Through equal access and opportunity, Illinois is empowering pioneering researchers, scholars and leaders to thrive. Join us in creating a bold, diverse and excellent future.
ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE THROUGH DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Our programs improve educational access, encourage a sustainable student experience and promote successful outcomes for U.S. racial/ethnic populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate programs at Illinois.
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
Are you an undergraduate who is curious about graduate school or research careers? Explore your options in our Summer Research Opportunities Program.
Thinking of pursuing an advanced degree? This one’s for you. Apply, visit and meet your department early in our fall application, admission and decision program.
COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS
Newly admitted grad student? Our spring campus visit program unites you with academic programs and peers. See inspiring research presentations, network with current scholars and learn how Illinois can expand your ambitions.
SUMMER PREDOCTORAL INSTITUTE
Incoming grad student? This 9-week summer orientation and research experience preps you for the rigors, culture and expectations of graduate school. Meet and connect with your peers. Work with your research adviser while receiving a stipend, housing, meals and academic credit.
SLOAN UNIVERSITY CENTER OF EXEMPLARY MENTORING
Pursuing a STEM PhD? Our Sloan scholars program broadens participation in select STEM fields through financial support, mentorship, professional development and networking. We’ll prepare you to shape the future of your field and become a leader in your chosen career path.