Application Information for Non-U.S. Citizens
We look forward to receiving your application. We place tremendous value on diverse non-U.S. citizen perspectives and experiences. Approximately one third of our class is from somewhere other than the United States; see our class profile.
Non-U.S. citizen applicants must fulfill all admissions application requirements. Note that we provide additional details for non-U.S. citizen applicants with respect to academic transcript requirements and test score requirements.
Scholarships and Loans
All UNC Kenan-Flagler scholarships (fellowships) are merit-based, and both non-U.S. citizen and U.S. citizen students are eligible for our fellowships. Financial need is not a consideration in the awarding of fellowships at UNC Kenan-Flagler. Fellowships are awarded to about one-third of each incoming class.
UNC provides non-U.S. citizen students with loan options, one of which does not require a U.S. co-signer. Please review the Non-U.S. Citizen Student Loan Options site for further details.
Visiting Campus and Interviewing
We encourage all applicants to visit us in Chapel Hill, North Carolina! We offer our Campus Visit Program on many Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays throughout the academic year. During a scheduled campus visit, you can experience the life of a UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA student and learn about the admissions process. The Campus Visit Program includes the opportunity to visit a class, have lunch with current students and tour our facilities. During our Campus Open Interview Season, you may choose to combine your visit with an admissions interview. You can learn more about visiting campus and how to register for the Campus Visit Program here. We may be able to connect you with current students from your country during your visit; you can find current students who you might like to meet on our MBA Ambassadors page.
Student Visa Information
The student visa process can be initiated immediate upon admission to the Full-Time MBA Program, but the following information applies to enrolling applicants only:
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 non-U.S. citizen students.
Jessica Larsen, our MBA International Student Advisor, can assist you with your immigration status throughout your academic program. She has an office in the McColl Building at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. You can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To obtain a visa after you have accepted our offer of admission and paid your enrollment depost, the following steps apply:
- Non-U.S. citizen 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 non-U.S. citizen students are required to complete the MBA Financial Certificate. For details please refer to our Visa Processing FAQ.
International Wire Transfers
The University has partnered with peerTransfer (http://unc.peertransfer.com) in order to streamline the process of international payments. peerTranfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.
By making your payment with peerTransfer, you can:
- Track your payments from start to finish
- Save on bank fees and exchange rates
- Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions
To get started, go to http://unc.peertransfer.com
and begin entering your transaction in the peerTransfer
window. Please note that this service is for INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS ONLY.
Student Programs and Organizations for International Students
Analytic Skills Workshop (ASW)
Our Analytic Skills Workshop
(ASW) summer program is a chance for you to participate in a business school classroom with other new students. Only students who have paid enrollment deposits can attend ASW. 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
Our active international student group is the International Business Association.
- Sponsors a speaker series focused on global trends
- Hosts career prep workshops and international career treks
- Holds a number of international-themed cultural events on campus each year including Asia Night, Fiesta Latina and the International Food Festival
- Hosts Culture Buddy social events and UNC-Duke mixer
- Presents Global Night Talent Show