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Prospective International Students

Apply as an Exchange or Study Abroad Student

To attend UNCW as an exchange student, you must attend one of our partner institutions or come through UNCEP or ISEP. (External links) If you plan to come through UNCEP or ISEP, please follow their application instructions.

Apply to Join the English as a Second Language Program

The UNCW English as a Second Language (ESL) program provides intensive instruction and practice in American English to non-English speakers. We have programs that take place during the fall and spring as well as the summer.

Apply to an Undergraduate Program

At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research matter. The university maintains an intimate learning environment for undergraduates, integrating teaching and mentoring with research and service. Learn more about undergraduate studies in 52 majors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and how to apply.

Apply to a Graduate Program

UNCW is among the top-ranked public, master's-focused universities in the South. The Graduate School administers master's programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Watson School of Education, the College of Health & Human Services, and the Cameron School of Business, in addition to an Ed.D. in ed leadership and administration and a Ph.D. in marine biology.

Current UNCW Students

Apply for an Education Abroad Program

Once you have taken the first steps to study abroad and have selected the program that is right for you, it's time to apply. The Office of International Programs is here to support you through the application process and beyond!