A Community of International Scholars
North Carolina State University recognizes the importance of common global concerns and acknowledges the interdependence of nations and peoples throughout the world. We support a wide array of cooperative academic, research and public service programs that allow our faculty, staff and students to address international political, social and economic problems. We also sponsor a variety of study abroad opportunities and international activities.
Currently, there are several thousand graduate students from over 85 different countries pursuing degrees at NC State. These international scholars play an important part in our academic community. They bring a new perspective to their area of study, open new doors for research, and help spread NC State’s reputation for excellence around the world.
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International Student Services
Most international students are in the U.S. and away from family and friends for the first time, so we work hard to make sure they feel at home once they enroll. We make the transition easier by offering services to help with immigration issues, application requirements, and beginning the process of becoming a graduate student at NC State.
2,600 + International Graduate Students
International students make up 35 percent of NC State’s graduate student population.
For more information on international student programs and services:
- Visit the Office of International Services (OIS), which assists students and visiting scholars with immigration regulations and compliance. OIS also sponsors social and networking opportunities, and offers students the opportunity to become an International Student Ambassador.
- Review the activities of the Office of Global Engagement. NC State Global sponsors a variety of international activities and adds a global perspective to NC State’s educational and research endeavors.
- Join some of our international student organizations and learn about other students here at NC State as well as their countries of origin.
- Review the Recruiting and Admissions webpage for much more information on resources and opportunities at NC State!
- Questions about admissions requirements? Visit our Graduate Handbook section on Admission of Non-U.S. Citizens.