UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

International Applicants

Application Information for Internationals

We look forward to receiving your application.  We place tremendous value on diverse international perspectives and experiences.  Each year, our class profile includes approximately 30% international students.

International applicants must fulfill all admissions application requirements.  Note that we provide additional details for international applicants with respect to academic transcript requirements and test score requirements.

Scholarships and Loans

All of our merit UNC Kenan-Flagler scholarships (fellowships) are awarded to both international and U.S. students.  Each year, merit fellowships are given, on average, to 25-30% of our students. We also provide international applicants with information on scholarships specifically for internationals.

UNC provides international students with loan options, one of which does not require a U.S. co-signer. Please review the International Student Loan Options site for further details.

Visiting Campus and Interviewing

We encourage international applicants to visit us in Chapel Hill!  On a campus visit, you can arrange to sit in on a class, have lunch with current students, tour our building, and complete your admissions interview.  We're also happy to connect you with current students from your country during your visit. You may be able to identify some students you'd like to connect with through our MBA Ambassador program.

Student Visa Information

The International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) is your resource for all student visa issues and questions. They issue the I-20 and DS-2019 forms (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant F-1 and J-1 Student Status) to all eligible incoming international students.

Jessica Larsen, our MBA International Student Advisor, can assist you with your immigration status throughout your academic program. She is located in the McColl Building at Kenan-Flagler Business School. You can e-mail her at jessica_larsen@unc.edu.

In order to obtain a visa:

  • Internationals students are required by United States federal regulations to certify that they have sufficient funds to cover expenses at UNC for the entire length of their studies.
  • All international students are required to complete the MBA Financial Certificate. For details please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on this website.
  • Once completed, mail the Financial Certificate to:

    UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School
    MBA Admission Office Attn: Sharon Moore
    CB# 3490, McColl Building; Room 2114
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490 USA

Student Programs and Organizations for International Students

Analytic Skills Workshop

The Analytic Skills Workshop summer program is a chance for you to participate in a business school classroom with your American classmates. In addition to getting a practice run at some of the core courses you'll take as a student, you'll hear idiomatic English and ease into the MBA experience at a more relaxed pace. You will have the opportunity to meet the Career Management Team and get prepared early for the job search and interview process. Arriving early gives you a chance to establish yourself, find a place to live, and get to know Chapel Hill and your new surroundings. It is a great way to start making new friends and forming a network of colleagues prior to the start of classes.

International Business Association (IBA)

We have an active international student association called the International Business Association.

This organization:

  • Sponsors a speaker series focused on global trends
  • Hosts a number of international-themed cultural events on campus each year including Asia Night, Fiesta Latina and the International Food Festival

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