Program Overview

International Student Study Abroad Programs

UNC Chapel Hill offers international students the opportunity to expand their academic experience at a large US research university. Both undergraduate and graduate international students are welcome to apply to study abroad at UNC Chapel Hill for a semester, academic year or southern hemisphere year through the following programs:



Student Exchange Program

International students can apply to the exchange program if their home university has a partnership agreement with UNC Chapel Hill. The applicant must be nominated by their home university to be considered for admission to the program. As an exchange student all tuition and fees are paid to your home university.

Several exchange programs are available:

  • Direct Exchange: A direct exchange agreement with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, excluding the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
  • Baden Wurtemburg Exchange: an exchange agreement with Baden Wurtemburg universities.
  • BCSP Exchange: an exchange agreement with the Bologna Consortial Studies Program.
  • TASSEP Exchange: an exchange agreement with TASSEP, an organization that oversees the science exchanges among a group of European and North American universities.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants: graduate students or teachers take classes and teach specific classes for a UNC department. Currently we have agreements with the Romance Languages Department (French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) and the Germaninc and Slavic Languages Department (German).

Contact the study abroad or international office at your home university to learn about opportunities to study at UNC and the application process.

Global Visiting Students Program

International students can apply for the Global Visiting Students Program if their home university does not have an exchange partnership agreement with UNC Chapel Hill. The applicant must get the approval of their home university and will be responsible for full UNC Chapel Hill out-of-state tuition and fees.