University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Established in 1793 as the first chartered state university in the nation, UNC is one of the leading research universities in the world, providing top-tier programs across the entire academic spectrum. core of the Carolina experience.
UNC is at the heart of Chapel Hill, a sophisticated, friendly community that is widely regarded as the perfect college town (Rolling Stone magazine named Chapel Hill one of the nation's top 10 "campus scenes that rock."). Its stunning 729-acre central campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation.
The exchange agreement between King's and the University of North Carolina allows for up to 30 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for both undergraduate and postgraduate exchange. This equates to 30 students going for a full academic year OR 60 students for a single semester OR a mixture of the two.
Modules must be taken in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average (or 70% for Mathematics) prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please see here for current estimated living costs, but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.
A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.
UNC will charge exchange students an administration fee, which is currently $100 (September 2018). Students will be billed in their first semester.