International Students

Complete your undergraduate or graduate degree online or on campus.


The first step in your journey is to explore our diverse options of degree programs. With over 50 areas of study, you're sure to find a degree that matches your interest!



Have you found a degree that you'd love to study? Great! You can apply anytime. To get started, simply click the apply button and follow the steps.

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Information, Requirements and Steps for International Students

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Important: All F1 students desiring to study in the United States must be enrolled full time and take a required number of credits via in-person classes on campus. International students outside of the United States may take their classes online, but F1 students in the United States are allowed only a limited number of online courses per year (depending on degree level).

Start Dates

For students desiring to study on our main campus, Carolina University offers three start dates throughout the year - at the beginning of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Find the next start date on our Academic Calendar.


Paras Loan Services

Paras Education Services (PES) is a financial consultant, helping all International Students to obtain study abroad loans @ 2% to 7% p.a. approx Interest (depending on Wall Street PLR) & repayment of 15/20 years, without any collateral, physical security or mortgage.

Paras Loan Services

International Student Employment Opportunities

Carolina University has a limited number of student employment opportunities available for international students who desire to live on campus.  Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and have their estimated earnings applied to their SEVIS I-20 (visa) requirements.  For example, a student who is granted a position for 20 hours per week for 40 weeks can reduce their financial support requirement by $8,000 (reducing the amount required for the Affidavit of Financial Support).  Please inquire with your Admissions Counselor if you would like to apply for this opportunity.

Presidential Scholarship

Learn more about an unprecedented opportunity that is being offered to international students through the very generous Presidential Scholarship.

Step 1: Apply & Submit Documents

  • Complete your application with Carolina University which requires a non-refundable fee of $50. It is recommended to submit your application six months prior to starting studies at CU.
  • If you desire to pursue an undergraduate degree, submit evidence of completion of high school.
  • Submit official Test of English Proficiency for students whose primary language is not English, submit one of the following tests:

English proficiency examinations may be waived for students who have completed a secondary-level program at a recognized school with English as the medium of instruction after transcript evaluation.


Step 2: Visa Process


Step 3: After Acceptance