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.
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.
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. We offer a variety of program length options, tailored to your English skills.
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.
Integrated Master's Program
If you meet the English language requirements for the graduate degree program and need additional academic and cultural support, you can apply directly to your university program and receive extra support for international students.