JCU Global Experience Exchange Destinations University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Environmental Practice, Environment and Geoscience, Information Technology, Languages, Law, Marine Science, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Work, Sports and Exercise Science
Course Language(s) English
Average Credit Load 12-15 Credits
Semester dates Fall August - December
Winter January - May

About the University

University of North Carolina Wilmington is a public institution founded in 1947. It has a total undergraduate enrolment of 13,914, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 661 acres. The University ranked 14  in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities South and is ranked in top 10 for surfing universities in the USA. Nationally recognised as a military-friendly university, UNCW works closely with Coastal Carolina Community College, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River to offer programs designed for military personnel and their families.


Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

Wilmington is a port city in North Carolina. It's known as a gateway to Cape Fear Coast beaches like Wrightsville, with its strong surf, and Carolina, with its long boardwalk. Part of downtown's Historic District, the Riverwalk is lined with restaurants, galleries and shops. It runs along the Cape Fear River, where the Battleship North Carolina is moored. Artefacts on the ship explore World War II naval combat history.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on courses available, visit the UNCW website.


UNCW residence halls, suites, and apartments provide students with an affordable, convenient, and welcoming experience.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one semester including on-campus accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies and spending is estimated at USD 9,000.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

Exchange Students will enter the United States on a J-1 visa status. In order to receive their J-1 visa, they will be issued an acceptance letter and a DS20-19 Certificate of Eligibility once they have successfully applied and been accepted to the Exchange Program.

US visa requirements vary depending upon the country of origin. Consult with your local US Embassy or Consulate.

See the U.S. Department of State Information on J-1 visas for more detailed information.

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