Your programs at The University of Alabama at Birmingham

In addition to offering direct entry to UAB, we offer several pathway routes to help you begin your undergraduate degree program in the US. With 56+ bachelor’s degrees, flexible study plans and start dates throughout the year, we’ll help you find the option that’s right for you.

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Direct Entry

If you already meet the university's academic and English language requirements, you may be eligible to apply directly to an undergraduate or graduate degree.

International Year One

International Year One allows you to begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. You’ll receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Depending on your English language scores, you’ll enter International Year One through a customized program that lasts one or more semesters.

Transfer Program

If you’ve already completed college or university-level courses and want to transfer to another university, our Undergraduate Transfer Program (UTP) is for you. Our advisor will help to review your transcript and plan out your classes so that you don’t repeat coursework. You’ll receive an estimate of transferable credits toward your degree before you start your program.

Graduate Pathway

Our Graduate Pathway program will give you the academic foundation and essential language skills to successfully move on to your master’s degree. You’ll receive the highest level of support throughout your program, including personalized academic advising. We offer a 1-Semester and 2-Semester option, depending on your English language level.

Academic English

The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university.

For more information contact our friendly advisers