International Students

Why Study at UNC Charlotte?

Life at UNC Charlotte is full of possibilities. We are a respected academic institution made up of eight academic colleges offering over 170 majors leading to Bachelor’s degrees, 60+ Master’s degrees, and 20+ Doctoral degrees. You’ll be introduced to caring faculty, explore groundbreaking research opportunities, and enjoy our hands-on approach to innovative learning.

Easy Application Process

  • International students can only apply for the Spring and Fall semesters.
  • There are various ways to meet English proficiency requirements.
  • Interviews and recommendation letters are not required for admission to the university.

Modern Campus

  • As the fastest growing university and the second largest in the state, our campus includes state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, research facilities, and residence halls.
  • As an urban research institution, UNC Charlotte is a driving force of growth, discovery and innovation for the metro Carolinas.

Career Opportunities

  • Numerous industry partnerships with the Fortune 500 companies in the area give students experiential learning opportunities.
  • 90% of our students participate in these internships, co-ops, and part-time jobs, making them more competitive for employment opportunities after graduation.


  • Charlotte has a generally warm climate.
  • By car, the university is a quick two hours away from the Appalachian mountains, and three hours away from the beaches of the Atlantic ocean.


  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport is only 20 minutes away from our main campus.
  • Charlotte light rail (LYNX) connects us with the center city.
  • With a UNC Charlotte ID, students have free access to the city’s public transportation.
  • Plenty of restaurants with international cuisine are at a short distance from the campus.