International Admissions

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is the flagship institution of higher learning for the state of Alabama. Founded in 1831, UA continues to grow in both enrollment and academic quality, fulfilling our vision to be the university of choice for the most promising students in Alabama and beyond. Our commitment to excellence, displayed through teaching, research and community service, is realized through the impact we have on our community, our region, our nation and internationally.

UA offers many ways for you to become part of the global community on our campus. We have 26 student organizations specific to the international community, as well as Capstone International, which helps you understand all aspects of your student visa and other immigration guidelines. Browse our English website, or consult our webpages in Arabic, Indonesia, Korea, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, or Vietnamese. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!

As part of that vision, we welcome applications from students around the world! Undergraduate International Admissions is here to help you with your application and admission to the University of Alabama!

Application Requirements and Procedures

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Freshman Applicants

A Freshman is a student who has finished, or is set to finish Secondary School, but has not enrolled in any University courses after their secondary school completion.

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Transfer Applicants

A transfer student is a student who has competed one or more course at the college level after graduating from secondary school.

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Other Applicants

Other applicant types include Transient students, non-degree seeking students and Exchange Students.

For more information about International Admission procedures, please visit the following pages:

Meet our International Students