Prospective International Students

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International students make up about 11 percent of our student body, which is about 200+ 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.

If you are an admitted or current international student, please visit our International Student Welcome Guide!

Why Come to UNC Gillings?

Hear from our international students on why they chose to come to UNC Gillings.

Funding Resources

In this section you will find several funding resources specifically for international students.

Please note: Unless you have written confirmation from the School or University, you will not receive funding and should plan on financing your study in the U.S. as you have indicated on your Graduate Student Financial Certificate Form through the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

Rotary World Peace Fellowship

The Rotary World Peace Fellowship is an option for students applying for a master in public health degree. Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program
iie - Funding for U.S. Study
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)

IEFA provides financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for international students wishing to study abroad. Their search feature allows users to find scholarships around the world.

International Scholarships

Listings of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist you in your pursuit to study abroad.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA provides information to international students to consider when choosing a school. Their information includes suggested links that you can visit to learn more about international funding opportunities.


Edupass offers an international student guide to studying in the USA.

Gillings School Financial Aid Resources
UNC Graduate School Funding
Global Scholarships

Applying to UNC Gillings

Thinking about applying to the Gillings School and not sure which program or department is better suited for you?

Find the right program for you

The Gillings Program Search 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.

Admissions Process

For more information on our admissions process, please visit our webpage on How to Apply to a Program at UNC Gillings.


If you're interested in learning more about our programs, please fill out our prospective student inquiry form.

Global Health Team

135 Dauer Drive
104 Rosenau Hall, CB #7415
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7415
(919) 843-3945