International Student and Scholar Office


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Greetings from the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO)! We commit to helping our international population fulfill their goals here. We work after admission process, through orientation to campus, completing degree, seeking career opportunities and beyond. We invite you to explore our website, learn more about us and join our diverse community. 

UNC Charlotte has strong academics, opportunities to work with faculty and a safe and welcoming family environment. 
We value international students and scholars perspectives they bring to the University. Find out how to be a Future 49er!


Visit Us

For advisor questions and in order to properly service our growing population, we implemented the following:
No appointment necessary, first-come, first-served and no paperwork processed during the advising hours. 

Walk in Advising hours:.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 10:00AM-12:00PM
Tuesday/Thursday - 2:00PM-4:00PM

OPT Review hours: 
Thursday - 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, or 3:30pm
Friday - 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, or 11:30

Meet Our International Team

Please view our Directory to learn more and contact us with questions. We look forward to meeting you!

When calling or emailing our office please note U.S. best business practices allows 2-3 business days for response.
Also, please do not communicate same question to more than one staff as it slows response time and creates confusion.

For international student or scholar with health or safety emergency after hours, on weekends and when university closed, please dial Campus Police at 704‑687‑2000.