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"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

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

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.

Why Come to UNC Gillings?

Watch the video below to learn why international students chose UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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Apply to UNC Gillings

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 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.


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.

Below are more funding resources:

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.

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Immigration Information and Resources

The UNC-Chapel Hill Office of International Students and Scholars Services (OISSS) has created webpages with the latest facts regarding Presidential Proclomation: Travel Ban 4.0, Executive Orders on Immigration and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).