Skip to main content

Memorandum of Understanding International Partner Universities

NC State Graduate School extends a warm welcome to students from our international partner 3+2 universities. The 3+2 program allows students to begin a master’s degree at NC State University while completing their undergraduate degree requirements. 3+2 scholars are invited to read more about their respective programs below.

With more than 37,000 students and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff, NC State is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. We partner with prestigious institutions abroad to educate the brightest rising scholars in these fields.

NC State is located near the dynamic Research Triangle Park, home to other research universities, U.S. Federal agencies, and companies from Fortune 100 multinational research and development operations. It is also home to many university spin-outs and start-up operations providing further training opportunities for our students.

  • NC State is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 public universities and ranked by Princeton Review as best value for students.
  • Faculty and staff are accessible, friendly and helpful.
  • NC State is ranked third among public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures, approaching more than $315 million annually.