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As of Sunday, March 15, the University of North Alabama will shift to remote/online instructional environment effective immediately. The University is in communication with and is monitoring activity from Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Alabama Department of Public Health(ADPH), and the American College Health Association (ACHA) task force in addressing COVID-19. 

UNA President Kenneth Kitts has written a letter specifically for our international students, their families and home institutions.

Letter from President Kitts (English)
Letter from President Kitts (Arabic)
Letter from President Kitts (Chinese)
Letter from President Kitts (French)
Letter from President Kitts (Japanese)
Letter from President Kitts (Korean)
Letter from President Kitts (Spanish)
Letter from President Kitts (Vietnamese)

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About Us

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is a well-recognized, best-value public university, with over 187 years history. UNA is the state's oldest four-year public university, with a 21st century approach to education and student success. We are committed to provide students with excellent education at a competitive cost.
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  • University of North Alabama is located in Florence, AL, one of the safest cities in the United States.
  • UNA is listed in "US News and World Report America's Best Colleges" as an institution that offers a quality education at an affordable price.
  • UNA is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States, founded in 1830.
  • UNA has small classes, which are taught by highly educated and experienced faculty members, not graduate students or teaching assistants.
  • The University of North Alabama offers comprehensive scholarship opportunities, including excellence (academic and leadership), service, performance (music and athletic), and talent scholarships.
  • Oldest university in Alabama (established in 1830) with a 21st century approach to education and student success: new Science and Technology Building, new Student Success Center, new majors and minors to prepare global citizens.
  • Affordable tuition and low cost of living with scholarship opportunities.
  • +7,400 students including +300 international from 40 countries.
  • Nationally-ranked as a top tier public university.
  • +40 undergraduate and 9 graduate accredited programs: College of Business AACSB accredited (Highest accreditation for business schools worldwide)
  • STEM Programs: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Physics, and many more other majors and minors.
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AEP (Academic English Program)

The University of North Alabama's Academic English Program (AEP) program will help you achieve your goals. We offer high quality instruction and personalized service for an affordable price. Through conditional admission, you can begin study in the US while you learn English and transition to academic studies easily and quickly after finishing AEP.

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The University of North Alabama prides itself on strong academics supported by a dedicated faculty and staff. Toward that end we offer a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs coupled with excellent academic support services that meets the educational and career goals for all students. Our 275+ full-time faculty have as their highest priority serving as advisors and mentoring to the nearly 7,000 students who make up the student body at UNA.

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The University of North Alabama offers courses of graduate study leading to degrees and/or professional certifications, so our students may increase their knowledge, further their careers, and succeed in their fields. Graduate degrees are offered in various programs and concentrations. The programs of graduate studies are offered by the University through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.

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As a public institution of higher education, the University of North Alabama provides quality education at an affordable cost. Generous scholarships from the University and private funds make the cost of attending even more affordable.

Academic Scholarship

AEP Scholarship

Global Learning Community Housing Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarship

Navigator Scholarship

Academic Scholarship

Academic Scholarship

$3,000 to $6,000 per academic year

Qualified international students are eligible for a variety of scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 per academic year. The scholarships are disbursed in two equal payments for fall and spring semesters. Academic scholarships are renewable based on academic performance at UNA as measured by semester GPA--2.5 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduate students.

AEP Scholarship

AEP Scholarship

Free Text Books

The Academic English Program (AEP) scholarship provides free textbooks/learning materials at a value of approximately $800 per semester (two 8-week terms).

Global Learning Community Housing Scholarship

Global Learning Community Housing Scholarship

Housing waiver valued at more than $4,100 annually

The Global Learning Community (GLC), located in Rice Hall on campus, is designed as a living and learning opportunity that encourages cross-cultural learning through daily interactions, intentional learning programming, and service-learning activities. GLC members participate in Intercultural Leadership events that focus on four components of the program which are leadership, global cultures, collaborations, and community service. This scholarship is a waiver of the housing cost at Rice Hall in the value of more than $4,100 annually. Specific requirements apply.

Study Abroad Scholarship

Study Abroad Scholarship

$1,600 scholarship for UNA students

UNA students (including degree-seeking international students) are eligible for a $1,600 study abroad scholarship. Students can use the scholarship to cover costs related to faculty-led trips or a semester/year abroad at a partner university. Learn more about Magellan Exchange (pay UNA tuition, earn UNA credits), Year-Long China Study Abroad (full scholarships available), and faculty-led programs at www.una.edu/study-abroad.