International Programs

Visiting Scholars


Faculty members and
administrators from around the world
are invited to apply to UNCP’s Visiting Scholar Program.


The initiative affords international scholars an economical academic opportunity to come to UNCP for a period of one semester or one year for research and study. Please contact the school or department directly for the research proposal and space availability. Once the scholar gets accepted, the International Programs office will assist with the immigration paperwork. 


The program gives accepted scholars access to UNCP’s library and research centers, the ability to observe classes, interact with UNCP students, faculty and administrators. The scholars will have the opportunity to participate in cultural enrichment and program-related group travel within the United States, e.g. Washington, D.C. International Programs office also offers a wide variety of cultural events and opportunities, both on the UNCP campus and nearby.


US CapitalAccepted participants benefit from the professional services of UNCP’s International Programs office.  International Programs assists participants with visa matters. Departmental mentor and liaison assist scholars with their study and research needs.  


Visiting scholars are encouraged to participate in an on-campus research report and reception at the end of their stay.  At that time, participants give a brief overview of their experiences and the research conducted at UNCP. 


Upon the successful completion of all the Visiting Scholar Program requirements, participants are awarded a certificate of completion.


Please note that because of the specialized structure of the program - and so as to provide opportunities for as many qualified participants as possible each year - program participation is strictly limited to one year.


Basic Costs

Participants are responsible for the following costs (Subject to change):

  • Administrative fee 
  • Visa fees
    • Note: J-2 visas are not supported on this program.
  • Health insurance (Required).
  • Round-trip airfare.
  • Housing and meals.
    • International Programs will help identify housing options nearby but it is the scholar's responsibility to communicate with the off-campus housing representative .
  • Independent travel.
    • Because of the specially-crafted and unique structure of the program, participants must respect the UNCP academic calendars, and limit independent travel to weekends and to established vacation breaks and holidays.
  • Purchased books and supplies.
  • Personal expenses.

Ready to apply? Please contact the department and complete the application under Forms.

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