How to Apply

Prospective graduate students should apply online through the Graduate College at the University of Illinois.

ApplyYourself is a web-based application system. It allows you to track your admission progress and conduct most of the admission process electronically.  Choose the “M.Eng. in Bioengineering” degree option when applying for the M.Eng. program.

Applications for Fall 2017 on-campus cohort are being accepted until May 31, 2017 for priority consideration.  However, we are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and we would be able to make a decision regarding your application sooner if you submit your application sooner than the deadlines noted.

Application Checklist

  • Official transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded into the application form, but formal transcripts will be required once admitted.
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Resume.
  • Personal statement (500 words or less). Share your past leadership experiences and provide examples of your teamwork and communication skills. Why are you interested in this program and what values, experiences and expertise you would bring into the classroom and your study team that will supplement the program’s learning environment? What are your expectations of the M.Eng. in Bioengineering program and how can it benefit you, as you prepare for a career in industry or for the next stage in your career? This is an important component of your application and provides the admissions committee with information about your written communication skills and insight into how you work, think and act.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE – optional).

International students applying to the program must provide Evidence of Financial Resources.  Also for applicants whose degree is not from an institution where English is the official language, TOEFL or IELTS test results are also required.

Applicants with scores lower than the minimum noted for TOEFL or IELTS may still be admitted, but they will be required to take an English as a Second Language Placement Test (EPT) upon arrival at the University. Based on the results, applicants are generally required to enroll in a non-credit “English as a Second Language” course.   For additional information, visit the “English Proficiency Requirement for Admission” page.

Begin your application