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International Student & Scholar Services

The mission of International Student & Scholar Services is to create a welcoming environment for international students & scholars by providing assistance with cultural adjustment, academic and professional growth, immigration services, and personal support.  We support international students and scholars who attend UNC as well as UNC Faculty that work with these populations.

We support F-1 students and their F-2 dependents, and J-1 Exchange Visitor students and scholars, and their dependents. 

We also provide information and assistance to campus partners who work with international students and scholars.

Student & Scholar Advising

International Student & Scholar Services is providing advising services remotely in most cases at this time.   Appointments can be scheduled directly by the student or scholar and will sync with an advisor's availability.

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View and update information and request services through the online portal called UNC Global.  You may also request specific services through the Resources section.  Use your UNC student credentials to login.

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Undergraduate Application Deadlines

There are new application deadlines for undergraduate international students

  • Fall Admissions: May 31st
  • Spring Admissions: September 30th
  • Summer Admissions: February 28th

Learn more about Applying 

Graduate Application Deadlines

Please check with the department for application deadlines, but they must be received no later than the the undergraduate application deadlines.

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Scholarship Opportunity

UNC International Undergraduate and Transfer Scholarship

Online Application
Deadline: March 31

Additional Scholarship & Funding Opportunities

Updated Insurance Information

In June of 2019, the UNC Board of Trustees passed new university policies regarding international student insurance. All policies must meet the minimum requirements specified for international students to be waived out of the university insurance. If students do not demonstrate comparable coverage, they will not be able to waive the insurance. This new policy helps the university to remain compliant with federal regulations. 

Complete the UNC International Student Insurance Waiver Form and submit it to International.Advising@unco.edu with a copy of your policy to be waived from UNC insurance. 

Airport Transportation

We recommend flying to Denver International Airport (called DIA, locally, but which has an official designation as DEN), which is the nearest major airport and nearest international airport.  UNC is just about an hour from DIA, and UNC uses the Greeley Shuttle, which offers direct shuttle service from Denver International Airport to and from UNC’s campus at a discounted rate. Call 970-353-2502 and mention you are visiting UNC to receive the best rates, or book online: View Greeley Shuttle service information It's important to book your shuttle at least 3 days in advance, so we recommend booking as soon as you have your flight information and housing assignment.

There is bus service to Union Station with a changeover to rail or a second bus to the airport by Amtrak, and of course ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft are available.  The Denver International Airport has updated lists of transportation providers on their website.

UNC Exchange Visitor J1 Program Survey

As you are preparing to complete your J-1 program at the University of Northern Colorado, we request that you complete a brief survey.  Your answers and comments will assist us in our annual reporting to the U.S. Department of State on the value of the J-1 Exchange Visitor program as well to provide helpful comments on ways we can better serve future visiting scholars in the UNC community. Please access the survey here.