UAS welcomes international students through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) for semester or yearlong exchanges. UAS also welcomes students from the Yukon Territory to the Master of Public Administration program.
Outdoor Skills and Leadership
If you are an exchange student and plan to complete the Certificate in Outdoor Skills and Leadership, you must apply to that specific program and submit additional requirements, including documentation from a doctor or medical provider that you are in good physical condition and can participate in strenuous outings and expeditions. After you submit your application, the site will prompt you to upload:
- A resumé or list of skills and certifications
- An essay describing your goals and why you are interested in the program
- Medical Information Questionnaire
- Physician's Signature Form
Note: The university keeps all medical information confidential.
Please contact the Admissions Office and we will help you through this process.
|July 1||Fall Semester Application Deadline|
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Have your current college or university submit an official copy directly to the Admissions Office.
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Submit official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for evaluation.
WES specifies how to submit academic documents from each country. The typical process is listed below; however, be sure to check the WES website and follow their directions carefully.
- Create an account with WES
- Choose ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation for all college/university transcripts
- For high school transcripts choose an ICAP Document-by-Document evaluation
- Add UAS as a recipient when creating your WES account.
- Complete Academic Records Request Form (found on WES website under "Documents Required") and send to your previous school, college, or university.
- WES will send the completed evaluation electronically to UAS.
- Once WES receives your documents and has verified their authenticity UAS should have the results in three to four weeks.
MPA Students from the Yukon Territory
The Master of Public Administration is a graduate program delivered via distance classes to students across Alaska and the Yukon Territory. If you live in the Yukon Territory, you do not need a student visa to be admitted to the program. In the “Residency” section of the UAS Admission Application, select that you plan to apply to the Master of Public Administration program through the UAS/Yukon College Partnership.
|August 15||Fall Semester Application Deadline|
|December 15||Spring Semester Application Deadline|
|May 1||Summer Semester Application Deadline|
The application will prompt you to enter the name and email address of three professional references. They will receive an email link to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
After you submit your application, the site will prompt you to upload a current copy of your professional resumé or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
After you submit your application, the site will prompt you to upload a cohesive essay of approximately 1,000 words describing your past public and/or non-profit experiences, outlining your professional goals, and stating how the MPA program will help you achieve your professional objectives.
To be admitted to the program, you must submit official copies of your college transcripts showing that you have earned a bachelor's degree or will earn one before you start the program.
For full admission, UAS requires official copies of final transcripts. To be considered official, transcripts must come directly from the school or college, or from a transcript request service.
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Note: You do not need to request transcripts from any University of Alaska campus, or resubmit transcripts you have previously submitted to any UA campus.
A Sister City is an agreement between the University of Alaska and a foreign country that allows residents from certain cities or regions to qualify for in-state tuition as an international student.
Students from the following locations are eligible to receive in-state tuition rates:
|Country||City or Province|
|Canada||Whitehorse Yukon Territory, Inuvik Northwest Territory|
|China||Harbin, Heilongjiang Province|
|Great Britain||Whitby, England|
|Japan||Chitose, Hokkaido Prefecture, Kanayama, Nemuro,|
|Norway||Hammerfest, Mo, Tromso|
|Russia||Khabarovsk Region, Magadan, Mirnyy, Noglicki, Okha, Providenya, Yukutsk, Vladivostok, Yelisovo|
UAS is not currently accepting international students on F1 visas. If you live outside the United States and wish to attend UAS, we recommend you apply via the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP).