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A public research university based in Wilmington, the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is one of North Carolina’s 16 public universities. Their campus is located just minutes from several beaches, and Wilmington has a vibrant art, culture, literature, film and music scene.
UNCW was established in 1947 and offers 49 undergraduate majors for 54 bachelor’s degrees, 29 graduate programs, and four doctoral programs. Popular majors for international students include business, computer science, environmental studies, film studies and marine biology.
There are more than 260 student organizations on offer at UNCW, and their 19 athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I. The University has a number of regular traditions including Oozeball, Beach Blast, Convocation, Involvement Carnival, and UNCWelcome Week.
The UNCW athletic teams are NCAA Division I members
18:1 student-staff ratio helps each student receive a personalized education
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is dedicated to attracting and supporting UNCW’s community of international students and staff.
The OISS provides support to help international students transition into life at UNCW, and they aim to address the unique needs of each student. They also coordinate events and programs designed to engage international students with the broader community to promote a global culture throughout the campus.
International students are encouraged to live on campus to help you integrate into life at the University. There are also a large number of clubs and organizations you can join that are an ideal way of meeting new people.
UNCW welcomes students from around the world. Once you’re here, you’ll recognize a sense of belonging you didn’t realize was missing. It feels like home.
Here at North Carolina's coastal university, you’ll enjoy a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry, critical thinking, and thoughtful expression in a beautiful campus setting. Located just minutes from the beach, Wilmington, North Carolina has a vibrant culture that celebrates the arts, film and music, and a host of campus/community connections to ensure you find where you belong both on and off-campus.
Our residence halls include programming spaces, technologically advanced study spaces, and best of all you will avoid the hassle of multiple bills and grocery shopping; living on-campus is an all-inclusive payment (rent, cable, internet, water, and phone). We have over 100 plus cable channels, free laundry machines on each floor, vending/ice machines, high-speed internet, and iPrint stations in every area just to name a few of the amenities we offer.
UNCW provides support and various programs to help international students on F-1 visas secure jobs and internships during their studies and after in collaboration with the Career Center.
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Financing a UNCW education may seem like a challenging responsibility, so the University tries to be accessible to all who are granted admission. UNCW meets this through need-blind admissions and through financial aid.
Financial assistance from UNCW for international students is extremely limited, since the out-of-state tuition at UNCW is lower than at many comparable institutions. As such, it is urged that international students look for outside sources of funding to help lower costs.
Undergraduate Scholarships Freshman - $5,000 / year SAT 1300 or higher or ACT 30 or higher (automatically received)
Essay submitted once admitted $2,500 / year
Ambassador Scholarship (applied after their first year of studies) - up $2,000 / year
Teaching assistantships for Postgraduate students, maximum of $11,000 / year (working 20 hours per week)
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S College Rd, NC 28403
Wilmington is a charming, friendly city on the southeastern coast of North Carolina in the United States. Located just minutes from numerous beaches, Wilmington has a renowned historic district as well as a vibrant art culture, literature, film and music scene.
Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.USA student visa requirements