Welcome to The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham has played major roles in American History, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham is committed to playing its part on the global stage with revolutionary research. Our university embraces diversity; specifically, how our differences inform the breakthroughs and ideas only possible with the presence of multiple perspectives. International students contribute to that in a big way. Here, you’ll be encouraged to participate in field work that will serve those around you and potentially people around the world.

Birmingham’s economic impact combined with the university’s robust research funding gives the next generation of great thinkers the resources they need to flourish. At UAB, you won’t just graduate with a degree; our curriculum will push you to go beyond just acing your classes, so you enter the workforce with a skill-studded portfolio and an industry-savvy résumé. Study abroad at UAB and join a league of world-changing leaders.

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Your course options

If you meet the specified language and academic criteria you may apply directly to your degree program at UAB.


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Your INTO Center

The INTO UAB Center is your home away from home, located in the heart of campus. It includes classrooms, a Learning Resource Center, a multi-faith prayer room, open kitchen, and comfortable common areas where you can study and hang out with your friends.

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Life In Birmingham

Live and learn

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's campus is in a prime location in the heart of the Southside neighborhood of Birmingham. You'll never be at a loss for things to do, with a vibrant cultural, learning and historical scene. Take advantage of one of the most iconic cities in the southeastern US. Birmingham is a metropolitan area of 1.2 million people and was recently named one of 52 places to visit in 2017 by The New York Times. As a student, you get the perk of living in a travel destination. With so many places to go within walking distance, you’ll find yourself encountering the best of Birmingham’s thriving food, arts and entertainment scene without venturing far from campus.

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The real US university experience

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Dedicated support while you study

The University of Alabama at Birmingham offers a variety of programs, services and facilities to provide you with an unrivaled study experience. Services like the Multicultural and Diversity Programs, the International Student and Scholar Services, the Student Advocacy group, the Student Health and Wellness Center, and the Student Counseling Center are all available to ensure you have the necessary tools to achieve success.

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Your accommodation

Living on campus will put you in a central location, with easy access to idyllic downtown Birmingham. You can walk to classes while also living near restaurants, fine arts displays and entertainment districts.

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