Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, the top public school of public health in the U.S.

Hello, admitted students!
If you join us, you will have opportunities to work with some of the finest students, faculty and staff anywhere in a School known for its collegiality and collaborative environment. Read full message.
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH
Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor

Here you’ll find the resources you need to get settled and get started, including answers to your questions about:

  • Life in Chapel Hill
  • Establishing residency
  • Student orientations
  • Resources for international students
hpm students in london

Students in London for HPM week-long short course, Health Systems around the World

If you would like to be considered a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes, you must complete one or more forms that provide the university with the information needed to evaluation your residency status. Consider contacting the student services manager in your department  for further information.

3+ Years of Residency

If you have lived in the state of North Carolina for three years or longer by the first day of classes of the term for which you are applying, complete the short residency form.

Undergraduate students
Graduate students or online.

Less Than 3 Years of Residency

If you have lived in the state of North Carolina fewer than three years by the first day of classes of the term for which you are applying, complete the long residency form.

Undergraduate students
Graduate students (PDF) or online.


Save the Dates! We’re eager to welcome you to Carolina.

Engage. Meet faculty, students, staff and future colleagues. Learn essential information about your program. Get your questions answered. Connect with people, projects, jobs, upcoming events and student groups. Find your way around Gillings, Carolina and Chapel Hill.

Participate. Orientations offer information essential to your success at Gillings.


School-Wide Orientation

Thanks for your participation in the School-Wide Welcome at the Gillings School of Global Public Health on Monday, August 18th. To help you succeed this academic year, The Office of Student Affairs has a number of resources and recommendations included in the Orientation Packet.

Department Orientations

Required for all incoming students.

August 18, 2014
2014 Biostatistics Agenda

Environmental Sciences and Engineering
August 18, 2014
2014 Environmental Sciences and Engineering Agenda

August 15 & 18, 2014
Individual schedules will be emailed to you directly by Epidemiology Department.

Health Behavior
August 18, 2014
2014 Health Behavior Agenda

Health Policy and Management
August 18, 2014
2014 Health Policy and Management Agenda

Maternal and Child Health
August 18, 2014
2014 Maternal and Child Health Agenda

August 18, 2014
2014 Nutrition Agenda

Public Health Leadership Program
August 18, 2014
Link to PDF of agenda

Department orientations provide detailed information specific to each degree program.

A group of students take a break in the lower atrium.

Students discuss a project in the lower atrium.

Welcome, International Students! You bring…

  • Diversity;
  • Perspective;
  • Experience;
  • Another angle of vision.

You help broaden our horizons. We welcome you!

Here are some resources to help you thrive at Carolina.


Gillings Based Resources

href="">Survive and Thrive.  Developed by and for students, this guidebook helps incoming public health students from around the world make the most of their experience at UNC-Gillings.  

Office of Global HealthLearn more about the global health resources at UNC-Gillings.

Contact us. We can help connect you with a fellow Gillings student to help with your transition.

Attend orientations. They give you essential information for thriving at UNC.

University services and Courses

Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS)
The main administrative office for all international students. OISSS offers everything from visa guidance to adjustment counseling to cultural programs.

The Writing Center
Provides writing advice and reviews, plus orientation workshops, for non-native English speakers.

UNC Global
UNC’s vision to broaden our international presence.

Courses to help with adjustments:
Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program
Supports training/development of international teaching assistants and scholars at UNC.

GRAD 810: Communicating in the American Classroom
Open to all graduate and professional students. Builds skills in language, cross-cultural communication and more. Students may enroll prior to or at the beginning of a teaching assistantship.

Still have questions?

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