The University of Iowa (also known as UI, or simply Iowa) is a flagship public research university located in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, Iowa is the oldest university in the state and it is considered a Public Ivy. The university is organized into eleven colleges offering more than 100 areas of study and seven professional degrees. The Iowa campus spans 1,900 acres centered along the banks of the Iowa River and includes the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for the 23rd year in a row.

​The university was the original developer of the Master of Fine Arts degree and it operates the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Iowa has very high research activity, and is a member of several research coalitions, including theAmerican Association of Universities, the Universities Research Association, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The Iowa alumni network exceeds 250,000, and the university budgeted revenues and expenses of $3.167 billion for 2013.The University of Iowa’s athletic teams, the Hawkeyes, compete in Division I of the NCAA and are members of the Big Ten Conference. The Hawk eyes have won 26 national championships and field 22 varsity teams.


The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City in southeast Iowa, on the Iowa River near the intersection of U.S. Interstate Highways 80 and 380. Iowa is composed of 11 colleges, the largest of which is the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, enrolling most of Iowa’s undergraduates. The Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, enroll undergraduates, and with the Colleges of Dentistry and Public Health provide graduate education in conjunction with the Graduate College.

More than 30,500 students enroll at Iowa each year. Some 60 percent come from Iowa, 24 percent from adjoining states, and 8 percent from the remaining states. International students from 113 countries make up 7 percent of the University’s enrollment. The faculty numbers about 1,700 and there are about 13,000 staff. The total annual operating budget is about $2.4 billion, and there are more than 120 major buildings, most of them within walking distance of one another. Adding to the population are more than a million visitors each year who come to enjoy cultural events and art exhibits, to attend Big Ten athletic events, and to participate in the many conferences and educational programs scheduled at the University year-round.



Graduate & Postgraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Application Deadlines: Deadline


Graduate & Postgraduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Financial aid: All Courses for international students

Other Support: For all incoming students

Campus life: For all incoming students



Some major courses:

  • Master of Accounting
  • Biochemistry (MSc) 
  • Biology (MSc) 
  • Biomedical Engineering (MSc)         
  • Biostatistics (MSc) 
  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (MSc) 
  • Chemistry (MSc) 
  • Computer Science (MSc)  
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) 
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering (MSc) 
  • Geoscience (MSc)          
  • Geoscience (Ph.D) 
  • Informatics (MSc)    
  • Master of Law (LLM)
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) 
  • Mechanical Engineering (MSc) 
  • Microbiology (Ph.D) 
  • Molecular Physiology & Biophysics (MSc) 
  • Physics (MSc) 
  • BBA-Accounting 
  • Biochemistry (BSc) 
  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering (BSc) 
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering (BSc)     ​                 
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering (BSc) 
  • BBA- Finance 
  • Industrial Engineering (BSc) 
  • Nursing (BSc)