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).

Subject Suitability

This destination is an option for students studying American Studies and Business Management.

Please note that places and availability can change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed.

Key Information


Semester 1 Semester 2
22nd August 2018 - 13th December 2018  14th January 2019 - 9th May 2019

Application Deadline: 01/04/2018 for Semester 1 and 1/10/2018 for Semester 2.


An example of living expenses can be seen below, costs in US dollars are subject to change:

Fee type

Estimate by Semester in USD

Housing Application Fee


On-Campus Housing

$3028-$3689 (range)

Food (either on-campus dining or preparing your own)

$1852-1969 (range)

Student ID


Student mailbox


Health Insurance (Option to Waive)



$6286-7064 (range)

Books & Supplies: $330 (varies by person)

Miscellaneous:$1950 (varies by person)


Students are eligible to apply for on-campus housing after they have been admitted to UNCW. Students will be emailed further instructions upon admission.

Exchange students are allowed to live off-campus, but the International Programs Office does not have resources to help students find an off-campus apartment. Students may use the UNCW Off-Campus Housing Service to help locate an apartment.

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.