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Academic Accelerator - Bachelor of Science - Bioengineering at University of Illinois at Chicago: Tuition: $33,000.00 USD/year (Scholarship Available)

Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) is a balanced first-year program for international students with good English-language skills. It supplements immersive classes taught in English with just the right amount of support.


As a student in the Academic Accelerator, you’ll receive:

  • The right amount of support for your academic and English-speaking needs
  • A full year’s worth of college credits
  • Access to courses exclusively for international students
  • English-language help with words you need to know for your classes
  • A mix of classes with international and U.S. students

Bioengineering is a field of engineering science that develops and applies quantitative analysis and design to living systems and hybrid systems containing living components and bioengineers are uniquely qualified to work at the interface between living and nonliving systems, enhancing our ability to analyze, repair or replace physiological substances or processes as needed in healthcare and research applications.

A bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from UIC prepares students for graduate school or industry, and is an excellent preparation for professional programs (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and patent law). Exciting career opportunities exist for bioengineers at the BS level in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, in hospitals, and in federal laboratories and agencies.


The department faculty routinely includes undergraduate students in world-class bioengineering research programs, and maintains strong interactions with faculty in the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, and the Department of Biological Sciences and other engineering disciplines. The undergraduate curriculum includes rigorous training in bioengineering fundamentals, including medical product development, complimented by significant course work in physiology, mathematics and chemistry.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: Grade 12 / High School
  • Min GPA: 63.0% 
  • English Proficiency Requirements:
    For direct admission, applicant must be from an English speaking country or meet either of the following English test scores:
    • Min TOEFL iBT: 68 (Min Listening: 14.0, Min Reading: 14.0, Min Speaking: 14.0, Min Writing: 14.0)
    • Min IELTS overall: 5.5 (Min Listening: 5.0, Min Reading: 5.0, Min Speaking: 5.0, Min Writing: 5.0)
    • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 90
    • Min PTE overall: 46 (Min Listening: 42, Min Reading: 42, Min Speaking: 42, Min Writing: 42)
    This program does NOT offer conditional admission

Other fees:

  • Health Insurance Fee: $1,140 per year
  • Student Fees: $2,038 per year
  • Academic Facilities Maintenance Fund Assessment Fee: $452 per year
  • Library and Information Technology Assessment Fee: $294 per year
* Note: Additional fees may apply
** All fees are subject to change without notice
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