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  • Locations: Chapel Hill, NC, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-UNC applicants only
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Adrienne Cromwell Program type: Global Visiting Student Program
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.2 Graduate courses available: Yes
Incoming Exchange - TOEFL Required: Yes
Program Description:
Eligibility| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

Global Visiting Student Program

The Global Visiting Students Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides international students with the opportunity to attend Carolina for one or two semesters, with full participation in the life of one of the most vibrant and academically rewarding public universities in the United States. Students can pursue courses in areas ranging from the arts to the sciences.


  • Class level: Undergraduate applicants must have reached the status of sophomore, junior, or senior, or the equivalent.
  • Institutional or Home University Approval: Your home university or the agency sponsoring your enrollment must be willing to approve your application to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate student.  You must be a matriculated student attending a partner university, or selected by an organization. In either case, an agreement must be in place between the institution or organization and the Global Visiting Student program.
  • Grade Point Average: 3.2 or higher. The University of North Carolina uses a 4.0 grade scale. Letter grades are given, with A earning 4 points, B earning 3 points, C earning 2 points, and D earning 1 point. Students applying to UNC must have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or its equivalent at your university. If your university uses a different grading system, someone in your study abroad, international, or registrar's office should be able to help you translate your grade point average into the American 4.0 grade scale.
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate their English language proficiency by achieving the following:
    • Minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL iBT (preferred exam)
      • Applications with TOEFL iBT scores below 90 (or the equivalent on the other standard tests, see below) will not be considered; applications with scores between 90 and 100 (or the equivalent) will be reviewed along with other supporting documents, determined on a case-by-case basis.
    • Alternative acceptable proficiency assessments and scores are:
      • Other TOEFL formats: 250 CBT, 600 PBT (ITP scores not accepted)
      • APIEL: 5
      • IELTS: 7.5
If you are required to take the TOEFL exam, be sure to schedule it early so that you will be able to submit documentation of your score by the application deadline.

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Program Costs

For academic year 2017-2018* the total cost of enrollment is $26,851 per semester, including tuition, fees, room and board (in double occupancy campus housing). Additionally, a one-time Global Visiting Student Program Fee of $1,200 will be assessed the first semester of enrollment.

*These costs are subject to change each academic year
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  • Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  • The Study Abroad Office will review applications.
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More Information

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020
10/12/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1