Cost of Attendance
and Scholarships

Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance

for International Students 2017-18

 

Intensive English Program
Undergraduate Degrees

Tuition and Fees

$12,400

$20,300

Living Expenses
(rent, utilities, food, gas, travel, etc.)

$12,300

$12,300

Other Expenses

$3,900

$3,900

Total Expenses 
(no dependents)

$28,600

$36,500

Dependent Expenses

$6,000 (first dependent) $5,000 (each additional dependent)

$6,000 (first dependent) $5,000 (each additional dependent) 

 

 

Master's Degrees
Doctoral Degrees

Tuition and Fees

$21,800

$23,800

Living Expenses
(rent, utilities, food, gas, travel, etc.)

$12,300

$12,300

Other Expenses

$3,900

$3,900

Total Expenses 
(no dependents)

$38,000

$40,000

Dependent Expenses

$6,000 (first dependent) $5,000 (each additional dependent)

$6,000 (first dependent) $5,000 (each additional dependent)

 

Tuition Estimator

Please note that the actual amount you will pay will vary based on the number of credit hours you enroll in, your choice of housing and meal plan, as well as your personal expenses. If you would like to get a more personalized estimate for your cost of attendance please use the undergraduate tuition estimator or graduate tuition estimator.

Dependent expenses

You will need to provide additional proof of funding if your dependents (spouse and/or children) are going to come to the US with you. First dependent: $6,000, each additional dependent: $5,000.

Scholarships and Assistantships

Undergraduate

  • UNC Universal Scholarship Application - students may apply through URSA after they have been admitted to UNC.
  • UNC International Undergraduate and Transfer Scholarship - $6,000/year for up to four years available on a competitive basis. Students may apply through the Center for International Education after they have been admitted to UNC.
  • International Achievement Awards - the Center for International Education honors international students who have made significant contributions to international education and global understanding with scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000.
  • Admission-based scholarships – for students who have completed at least three years of high school in the US or earned at least 13 transferrable credit hours in the US, who are working on their first Bachelor’s degree. No separate application is needed.
  • Academic departments may offer scholarships; please check with them directly to learn more about departmental scholarship opportunities.
  • Students from strategic partner universities may qualify for a scholarship.

Graduate

There are also external scholarship and financial aid programs for international students.