Special note for applicants in areas affected by Coronavirus:

We understand that due to the impact of coronavirus, some students may have difficulties or delays applying or sending test scores to UNC Charlotte. We are happy to provide assistance and extend the application deadline to students whose schools have been closed or tests have been canceled due to the pandemic. During this time, you are also welcome to take TOEFL and IELTS or Duolingo English Test from home. Duolingo's passing score is 100. 

Please contact us at or +1 704-687-5507 to help you through the process. We are looking forward to seeing you at UNC Charlotte!

Who is considered an international student?

Anyone who has completed his or her education outside of the United States is considered an international applicant irrespective of citizenship or residency. If you will require an F1 visa to study in the United States then you are considered an international student for tuition purposes and an international applicant. 

Take your place among 49ers.

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, UNC Charlotte is the urban research institution for the UNC System.

  • As the international gateway to the south, the multicultural community of Charlotte facilitates a rewarding academic, social, and professional environment for students. 
  • Each year, we welcome almost 2,000 new and continuing international students from 85 countries.
  • As the UNC System’s only institution located in a large metropolitan city, our location allows UNC Charlotte to be a driving force of growth, discovery and innovation for the Metro Carolinas.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized us as one of the ten most innovative colleges in the country and for producing more start-up businesses than any other university.