University of North Carolina (UNCW)

University of North Carolina Overview

UNCW opened its doors on September 4, 1947 as Wilmington College. The university offers degrees in humanities, sciences, health, business and professional fields.

The university’s highly ranked marine science program draws a variety of undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States. Georgian-style architecture and beautiful landscaping make UNCW one of the most attractive college campuses in the South. UNCW has always emphasised students’ journeys to inquire and discover and, through those processes, better themselves and their communities. 

Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of North Carolina (UNCW).

Key Information


An example of living expenses can be seen below, costs in US dollars:

Housing Application Fee


On-Campus Housing


On-Campus Meal Plan


Student ID


Student mailbox


Health Insurance

$1111 (or students can bring their own)

Books & Supplies

$330 (varies by person)


$1950 (varies by person)





Students are eligible to register for on-campus housing after they have been admitted to UNCW. Space on campus is limited, so students will be placed in the few remaining open spaces. Most rooms will be single occupancy, but a few less expensive double occupancy rooms will be available.

Students will be emailed instructions for applying for on-campus housing after they are admitted.


Exchange students are allowed to live off-campus, but the International Programs Office cannot help you make those arrangements. Students may use the UNCW Off-Campus Housing Service to help locate an apartment.



Semester 1 Semester 2
 13th August 2017 - 8th December 2017  8th January 2018 - 3rd May 2018

Global Opportunities Bursary - £1000

The Global Opportunities Bursary is available for students spending a semester or a year studying abroad outside of Europe as part of their degree (except Texas).

The International Development Office provides students with a £1000 bursary, once students have submitted all the necessary paperwork.

Please note

The prospect of studying at a university abroad is exciting, but there is also a lot of information you need to consider when choosing the right place for you. Above you will find summarised information which should help you with your decision. Please note that this information was accurate at the time of publishing and is subject to change. Be sure to confirm all information on the host university's website.