International Students

At NC State, we welcome students from around the world and celebrate the unique insights each applicant brings to our campus community. In our residence halls and classrooms, undergraduates from 119 countries merge with U.S. high school and transfer students representing a diverse range of religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. First Year Facts provides more information about this year’s freshman class.

To get started, review the admission criteria for international freshman applicants or international transfer applicants. A dedicated team in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is available to answer your questions regarding the admissions process or your application status.

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Resources for International Students

We offer the following resources to our international students to ease the transition from secondary school or a previous university to life at NC State.

Office of International Services (OIS)

The OIS provides the information, resources and assistance international students need to succeed as they begin their academic career at NC State. Advisors can answer questions concerning:

  • Immigration regulations
  • University policies
  • Employment
  • Travel

Orientation programs designed for international students provide resources that help these students adjust to life in the United States and at NC State.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

NC State’s IEP is for students who meet the academic requirements for undergraduate admission but do not meet English proficiency requirements. IEP offers incoming students the opportunity to improve their English skills before starting a degree program.

Summer Start

Summer START assists new freshmen with the transition from high school to college through five weeks of academic courses and social activities. Students are enrolled in academic courses toward their specific major as well as a one-credit orientation course covering NC State’s resources, adjustment to college and study skills.

Global Village

Two resident halls on NC State’s central campus house students from all over the world, including U.S. students interested in living and interacting with people from differing backgrounds, and international students wanting a more typical U.S. college experience.

Partner Programs