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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

PhD Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)



The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the nation’s first state university to open its doors and the only public university to award degrees in the 18th century. Authorized by the N.C. Constitution in 1776, the University was chartered by the N.C. General Assembly Dec. 11, 1789, the same year George Washington first was inaugurated as president.


UNC hac more athan 75 majors and minors in 60 departments, 68 doctoral programs, 113 master's programs offered.


Carolina researchers seeking to master and make use of technology-enabled research techniques have a new partner in the UNC Library Research Hub.The Research Hub can connect scholars at UNC with expertise, tools, and training to propel research in new directions. Areas of specialization include geographic information systems and data (GIS), statistics, visualization, and digital humanities.Research Hub Centers are located in Davis Library, the Kenan Science Library, and the Health Sciences Library. Many services are available online.


If you haven’t found your dream job, perhaps it’s time to stop snoozing and revive your career goals. Whether you want to make a career change or just need career advice, the GAA’s Alumni Career Services can help.GAA members can book their complimentary career coaching session today (a $100 value). Available via email, over the phone or in person in the Triangle area. Other services available are:

  • Career Coaching
  • Alumni Advisor Network
  • Webminars
  • Online Alumni Directory

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

If you don’t hold U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Status, you’ll apply as an international student. There is no special application; you’ll choose either the regular first-year or transfer application.

Last year, about 500 of our undergraduate students came from more than 100 countries outside of the U.S. These students contribute an incredible diversity of perspective and ideas to our community. If you’re considering an undergraduate degree in the U.S., we encourage you to explore our programs, learn more about our student community and take a look at our international-specific fact sheet.

Housing services

The Department of Housing and Residential Education works to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership for the 8,500 students who live on campus.First-year students (who do not opt for a Residential Learning Program) will be assigned housing in one of the designated First Year Experience residence halls:

  • Craige
  • Craige North
  • Ehringhaus
  • Everett
  • Hardin (female only)
  • Hinton James
  • Horton
  • Koury (Honors Carolina only)
  • Stacy
As an exchange student, you have the option to select apartment-style or residence hall-style housing. Students families are eligible to apply for housing at Baity Hill Apartments.

Library services

MissionThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library provides collections, expertise, services, and facilities that are essential to achieving the University’s mission of research, teaching, learning, and public service for the campus community, state, nation, and world.

ICT services

General computing systems include 800+ Intel-based computers plus about 50 Macintosh systems. The department’s most powerful system is the Biomedical Analysis and Simulation Supercomputer (BASS, pronounced like base), which consists of 452 CPUs tightly coupled to each other and to 180 GPU Computing Processors that function as image and geometry calculation accelerators.

Medical services

UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and eight affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.

Student Life

Campus life

The Campus Y is devoted to its mission: the pursuit of social justice through the cultivation of pluralism. To mark the Y’s 150th anniversary in 2010, an advisory board was re-established, made up of key university and community stakeholders. Its task: to work with staff and student leaders in a year-long strategic planning exercise, to help the Y build on its rich social justice legacy at the same time as answering Chancellor Holden Thorp’s call to innovate for social good. The resulting strategic plan can be viewed to the right.

Sports facilities

With around 49 student-run clubs, ranging from instructional to recreational to competitive, our Sport Clubs program offers students longer term, in-depth opportunities to play certain sports more competitively and to learn new sports.You can choose from competitive, instructional and recreational in:

  • aikido
  • badminton
  • baseball
  • climbing
  • cycling
  • equestrian
  • golf
  • judo
  • quidditch
  • sailing
  • swimming

Student clubs

UNC has a General Alumni Association. By joining you have acces to information about:

  • events and activities
  • Carolina clubs
  • Tar heel travel
Student Alumni Association (SAA) membership is available to all current UNC students. The SAA is the largest student organization on campus, and enhances the student experience.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and many of its individual programs participate regularly in rigorous review processes for the purpose of maintaining accreditation. Institution-wide accreditation is governed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S Department of Education.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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