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View the Center for International Education Message to International Students and Parents here.

In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, employees in the Center for International Education are working remotely in an effort to support our campus community. Staff is working diligently to respond as quickly as possible to all inquiries. The center is also maintaining the international emergency phone at 970-567-9572. University-wide updates will be published to the UNC COVID-19 information page or view international student & scholar information here. 

International Exchange Students

One of the great things about studying at UNC is that we allow students to choose any course across our curriculum to study.  As long as you meet the pre-requisites for the course, you are permitted to register for it.  So, if you are still deciding what academic field to pursue, why not study a little bit of everything while at UNC to get a sense of what you are and are not interested in.


Application Deadlines

The application dates for the exchange program are as follows:

Fall Term

  • Priority Deadline: March 10th
  • Final Deadline: March 31st

Spring Term

  • Priority Deadline: October 1st
  • Final Deadline: October 31st

Exchange Nomination

If your home school is one of our international partners with an official exchange agreement with UNC, you can apply through your home university to be nominated as an exchange student. You will need to be in contact with your international office at your home school and apply to be nominated for study at UNC. Once nominated, you will need to complete the application process. 

Application Process

After you have been nominated, please follow these instructions to complete the application process for International Exchange Students

  1. Complete the online application form
  2. Submit your Course Request Form, Academic Transcripts, English Proficiency Scores, and passport.
  3. Submit your Immunization record in the applicant portal, or provide to the UNC Health Center.

Once everything have been received, your application will be processed.  You will be notified through email that your application is complete.  Send all questions about this process to international.advising@unco.edu.

Interested in an Exchange Program at UNC, but don't attend a partner university?

If your home university does not have an official exchange agreement with UNC, contact us at International.Advising@unco.edu. There may be ways for you to study here temporarily as a non-degree seeking student on your own, or through an affiliated education abroad provider.