Incoming Exchange Student Programs

The exchange program at 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. There are two ways an international student can apply to study abroad at UNC Chapel Hill.

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.

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.