We welcome applications from non-U.S. citizens. Almost half of our current doctoral student population comes from somewhere other than the U.S.
International applicants are required to submit all required application materials, including official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Be sure to read the application instructions in their entirety before submitting your application.
International students who are accepted into our PhD Program receive the same school-based financial aid as domestic students. See the Funding section for more information.
Upon admission, international PhD students are required to certify they have sufficient funds to cover expenses for the entire length of their studies at UNC. To comply with visa regulations, international PhD students must be enrolled for a full-time course load throughout the program. For detailed information regarding visa requirements, please see UNC’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services