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.


Questions or Concerns?

Contact Johnston King!

We want to hear from you. Don't hesitate to contact us. We can answer your questions and point you in the right direction.
Johnston King
Admissions Coordinator

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


Experience Gillings: A Program For Admitted Graduate Students

Each spring, the Gillings School of Global Public Health hosts a day-long program for newly admitted applicants. Admitted graduate students have the opportunity to connect with current students, faculty, and staff to discuss student life at UNC, research, financial aid, and life in Chapel Hill, in order to learn why UNC is a great match for a public health education. Applicants who chose to attend Experience Gillings must make their own arrangements for transportation and lodging. Breakfast will be provided as well as light refreshments at the student Meet and Greet.

Registration for Experience Gillings will re-open in January 2016!  More details to come in Fall of 2015!

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

Survive and Thrive
International Student Guide
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.

Gillings Global Gateway
Learn 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.

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