UNC is a teaching and research university that seeks to make higher education available to students regardless of their country of origin or native language.

International Students

One of the most effective ways to increase one’s understanding of other languages and cultures as well as improving one’s ability to function effectively in an interdependent world, is to take advantage of the educational opportunities available in other countries. Those international students who take advantage of this opportunity will broaden their global perspective and appreciation for different points of view by taking part in a dynamic interchange of diverse ideas and approaches while living and studying in another country.

After receipt and acceptance of the Application for Admission form and a $100.00 pre-registration tuition deposit, the University of Northern California will provide a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) SEVIS I-20 Form that will allow a student to apply for a F-1 student visa. Students on a F-1 visa must enroll, maintain continuous attendance, and satisfactorily complete each semester at least 9 units of graduate study at UNC. Before registration, F-1 students transferring from a college or university in the United States must submit a Transfer Verification Form that will be sent to them by the Office of Admissions.