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Why Choose Us?

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is recognized for its nationally and internationally renowned faculty, talented students, contemporary, spacious campus, state-of-the-art facilities and research labs, and strong partnerships with business and industry in the Charlotte, North Carolina, region. The University is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the Southeastern USA, offering a wide range of resources and opportunities to help graduate students succeed. Charlotte is consistently ranked by Forbes as one of the Best Cities for Jobs with multiple business sectors showing employment growth. Money Magazine names Charlotte the #1 Best Big-City Bargain offering residents excellent housing and cost-of-living value. View Charlotte’s “livability” score with AreaVibes.

Prospective Student Portal

Please tell us a little about yourself by creating a prospective student account in our application portal at Creating an account will allow you to register for information sessions, post questions on a message board, receive updates about graduate admissions, and apply for admission.


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Admissions Info

Thank you for your interest in applying for admission to the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte! Please explore the admissions webpages for details on the application and admission processes. Pay particular attention to application deadlines given that many programs have earlier deadlines than the standard (priority) Graduate School deadlines.  For additional information about admissions requirements or the application process, make plans to attend anInformation Session either on campus or online.  Admissions Counselors are also available to meet with you by appointment or during walkin hours each week.

Getting Started

Prior to beginning the online application, you should read the application instructions on this site carefully. Answers to the most frequently asked questions related to each component of the application process can be found on this website.  You can work on your application over multiple sessions if desired.  When you have completed all of the required questions and are satisfied with your application, you can submit it directly to the UNC Charlotte Graduate School.  Payment of the application processing fee is required in order to submit an application, and the fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.  The US $75 application processing fee is required with each application for admission you submit.

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Notice for Applicants from Outside the State of North Carolina
Admission of applicants residing outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree or certificate program or individual online course offered by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is depended on UNC Charlotte’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required. Individuals interested in applying to a UNC Charlotte online degree or certificate program or individual course who do not reside in one of the states listed on the Office of Distance Education’s website should not submit an application or application fee for admission to the University until authorization is verified. See the Office of Distance Education’s website for further details.

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Funding a Graduate Education

UNC Charlotte offers information on a variety of funding opportunities available to graduate students. We are committed to helping you to learn about the many options available to finance your education. Your Graduate Program Director can help you to learn more about aid in your academic department, college, and beyond.  Here are some helpful tips to learn more about acquiring funding for graduate school:

  • UNC Charlotte’s University Scholarship Office – NinerScholars serves as the champion for scholarship administration at UNC Charlotte by making it easier for students to find, apply for, and receive merit or need-based scholarships.

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  • The Federal Student Aid website is an excellent resource in learning more about the types of aid available to graduate students.  Many funding programs require a “FAFSA” be on file with the University you plan to attend.  The FAFSA may be completed online on the Federal Student Aid website.  The school code for UNC Charlotte is 002975.

The Graduate School website is also a resource for additional funding information:

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Office Hours for Walk-Ins

Graduate enrollment counselors are available to meet individually with prospective students on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Our office is located on the main campus, Cato Hall, Second Floor, and no appointment is necessary.

Learn more about our campus with the University Virtual Tour and navigate your way around with the University interactive map.

General Information Sessions

The Graduate School offers over 100 doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in eight different colleges. If you are unsure of the program you wish to study, begin by attending one of our General Information Sessions.  We offer sessions both online and on campus.  These sessions provide a general overview about the admission requirements and application processes, and includes valuable information about standardized test requirements and funding opportunities, and financial aid.

To register for an information session, create a prospective student portal account at –, or if you already have an account, simply log in to RSVP.  Your prospective student portal will display a list of events you can choose to attend and has several features to help you explore Graduate School opportunities.  The portal also has a message board where you can post questions, an email Inbox where you can view emails sent to you by Graduate Admissions, as well as the online admissions application.

Seating is limited, so RSVP today.  We look forward to meeting you!

Program-Specific Information Sessions

These Information Sessions are hosted by a Graduate Program Director (GPD) and are related to a specific program of study. The Graduate Program Director provides specific details about the academic program and general information about admission requirements, funding opportunities, and career possibilities.

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We invite you to explore the UNC Charlotte website and discover why, each year, more than 500 international students choose UNC Charlotte for their academic studies.

2016 Applicants

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Apply Now!

We encourage you to apply for graduate admission at UNC Charlotte.  The application process is performed entirely online.  If you haven’t already, please set up your applicant portal at  This is your gateway to the admission process and key to staying informed.

Please refer to the Application Requirements on this website, as a resource for information pertinent to the process.  Graduate Counselors are also available to answer questions you cannot locate on our FAQ page.  You may email them at

In addition to Graduate Admissions information posted on this website, be sure to check the requirements of the program you intend to apply to as well.  Some programs require additional credentials or supporting documents, such as a resume, portfolio, etc.  Many programs also have early deadlines and/or only admit to a specific term.  Visit your program’s web page for these details and deadlines, or contact the program’s director.

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Application Volume by Country

Note: 5 indicates 5 or fewer applications; 150 indicates more than 150 applications.