International Students

Our department welcomes many international students into our BLA, MLA, and PhD programs. In fact, half of the students in our programs come from countries outside the US, including China, India, Korea, and more. In 2017, the University of Illinois ranked 5th among higher education institutions hosting international students, and international students make up 23.2% of the overall student enrollment.

At the University of Illinois and in our department, we work hard to make sure our international students feel safe, supported, and heard. The University of Illinois offers ample social and educational programming to help international students succeed. The University’s International Student and Scholar Services Center provides information and resources about applying, student life, academic support, student visas, and more.

International students go through the same application process as domestic students, with a few additional requirements. We encourage you to be proactive and contact our Academic Affairs Coordinator ( for support as you navigate the application process.

If you want to study landscape architecture in an intellectually rigorous, internationally diverse, welcoming program, come to Illinois. You’ll join a group of people who are among the most impactful designer professional of the 21st Century.