Grainger CEME

Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics

How to Apply

Apply to the Power and Energy Group

We encourage you to apply to the ECE department of the University of Illinois. We will be seeking excellent M.S. and Ph.D. students in machines and power electronics. Forms and instructions can be located at

The deadline for Spring Semester is September 1st of the previous year. If you seek a Fall admission, the deadline is December 15th of the previous year. We recommend that you send your application well in advance of the deadline.

We also recommend you look at the websites for the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics (CEME) at and Power and Energy Systems at

A group of faculty decides which students will be admitted. The process is very competitive and dependent on the particular students who have applied. All aspects of the applications are taken into consideration.  Research assistantships are usually awarded to students selected.

For admissions questions, please see If you didn’t find your answer, write Jennifer Merry in ECE admissions. Please expect a delay close to deadline dates listed above.

CEME Undergraduate Award Description and Application

Download this application form to apply for a CEME undergraduate award.

Download this Program Description

For more information, please contact:
Joyce Mast, Coordinator
Grainger Center for Electric
Machinery and Electromechanics
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4060 Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, MC-702
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
FAX: 217-333-1162