International Students

Overview of the admissions process for all international applicants includes:

General Information

An international student is anyone who is NOT:

International applicants must meet the same academic requirements as domestic students but application procedures and materials may differ.

In particular, application deadlines for most international applicants are earlier than those for domestic applicants. This is to ensure adequate time for the issuance of visa documents.

Application Deadlines

All international applicants may apply up to one year in advance of the desired term of entry.

Priority is given to applications that are received on or before the deadlines below. Applications received after these deadlines will be processed for the term requested but we cannot guarantee that the applicant will be admitted/receive necessary immigration documents for the requested term if the application is late.

International applicants who are not in the United States and will need an F-1 visa to come to UNCW are strongly encouraged the apply by the deadlines below.


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Special International Applicant Requirements

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington requires all
international applicants to provide the following:

Language Requirement (TOEFL)

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Test Scores

To learn more about International Student programs at UNCW, visit

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