The Gillings School remains committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on any basis, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. We are made stronger by our diversity and will continue to be inclusive. We do not discriminate against people on the basis of religion. We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.
-Dean Barbara K. Rimer
Why UNC Gillings?
International students make up about 10 percent of our student body, which is about 150 to 170 students each year. Throughout our 75-year history, students and faculty from every corner of the world have made enormous contributions to the School’s legacy of discovery, leadership and impact. Our School is the #1 public school of public health and one of the top two public health schools in the U.S. Join us and study in an atmosphere that combines intellectual challenge with warmth, caring and support. Whatever your field of study, a degree from the Gillings School carries enormous prestige around the world. Learn why international students chose UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.
If you’re interested in learning more about our programs, please fill out our prospective student inquiry form.
Thinking about applying to the Gillings School and not sure which program or department is better suited for you? The Gillings Program Search (GPS) provides a search option for our School’s degree and non-degree programs. You can find which department or program best matches your interest and be able to determine the approximate cost of a particular degree and information about how to apply. For more information on our admissions process, please visit the How to Apply page.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), is the main administrative office for all international students. Check out the ISSS website to find useful information if you are a applying to UNC.
- Rotary World Peace Fellowship
- Questions about possible funding? Please ask the Gillings School department you are applying to.
Welcome to UNC Gillings!
We have compiled resources and information that is specifically for international students at UNC.
- Survive and Thrive: Living and Going to School in Chapel Hill –The guide is full of helpful information including visa resources, housing information, places for the best food, banking, etc.
- International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), is the main administrative office for all international students. They also have a very informative resources web page, along with programs to help with the transition to UNC and Chapel Hill.
- Global Grads Initiative is a resource for UNC’s international graduate students to aid in your academic success and to build community.
Executive Orders on Immigration
- Information and Resources Regarding Executive Orders on Immigration, The UNC Office of International Students and Scholars Services (OISSS) has created an web page with the latest news and information regarding the Executive Orders on immigration. For any questions or concerns, please contact OISSS.
- The Gillings School’s Dean Rimer blog post on President Trump’s executive orders: “…The Gillings School remains committed to diversity and inclusion and does not discriminate on any basis, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, gender, socioeconomic background, religion, creed, veteran’s status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and disability. We are made stronger by our diversity and will continue to be inclusive. We do not discriminate against people on the basis of religion. We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.”
The Writing Center
- Speaking Groups
- Language and culture discussions with American students
- Writing Groups
- Disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups facilitated by English language specialists
- Grammar Workshops
- Weekly workshops designed to help students manipulate grammatical structures to achieve their rhetorical purposes
- Academic Communication Mini Courses
- Provides an overview of academic writing at the graduate level and focuses on critical tasks in graduate writing
- Wednesday Workshop Series
- Grammar, writing and professionalism topics
- English Pronunciation Course
- American English Pronunciations
- Other Resources
Please contact Dr. Gigi Taylor for more information
- Gillings Diversity Orientation – Gillings students from various groups (e.g., students of color, international students, transfer students, LGBTQ students, students with families or students who have been out of school for more than 10 years) to each other and to related resources. This orientation is created to assist students in transitioning to a new chapter in life. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. RSVP.
- International Coffee Hour – Join monthly for an hour and chat about challenges and experiences on campus. Meet staff and fellow students excited about global engagement.
- Southern Culture Movie Series – Join once a month to be introduced to the entertaining world of the American South.
- UNC International Facebook Page – Be sure to “Like” the page to stay current on events happening on campus and at the Writing Center.
- UNC OISSS Events Calendar – More events specific to international students
Aware of resources, events or scholarship opportunities specific to international students not listed on the page? Please send suggestions to Naya Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org.