TransAtlantic Business School Alliance (TABSA) - International Exchange Program
TABSA is an alliance of U.S. and European schools offering dual-degree programs for undergraduate business students. After completing two intensive years at UNCW and the Cameron School of Business, students attend their final 2 years at one of our European partner schools where classes are taught in the school's native language (French, German or Spanish). During the final semester abroad, students are required to complete an internship as part of their TABSA experience. This helps to create a total immersive cultural experience and help TABSA students stand out to future employers.
Students selected for participation in the TABSA scholar program incur no additional tuition costs beyond those paid at their home institution. Travel and modest incidental fees are the only additional charges that students must bear beyond their normal living expenses.
European Partner Universities
- Kedge Business School in Marseille, France
- Hochschule Bremen, University of Applied Sciences, in Bremen, Germany
- University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK
- University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain
Admissions - Non-UNCW Students
If you wish to study at UNCW through the TABSA program, you must apply through your home school. Once your home school has approved your entrance into the UNCW TABSA program, you will need to complete the following steps.
- Print out UNCW’s International Student Data Form and fill it out. This form requests biographical and financial information that the UNCW Office of International Programs uses to create your immigration document. The immigration document is used to obtain your U.S. visa, which allows you to enter the United States. The form also asks questions that promote the safety of the UNCW campus. Submit the form to your TABSA contact at your home university, who will forward your documentation to CSB Student Services along with a cover letter
- All academic records
- TOEFL score
- Submit a “letter of introduction” to include:
- A short summary of your personal background
- Explanation of your interest in the program
- Your academic goals
- Your professional goals
- Provide proof of financial support—Federal regulations require that students demonstrate proof of financial support to cover living expenses and tuition and fees. Consult the fee schedule to determine the amount of support you must show. Proof of financial support can be any of the following:
- A bank statement showing personal proof of financial support
- A letter of support and documentation showing proof of financial support from a sponsor
- An athletics award letter or TA/GA award letter/graduate department sponsorship form
- A letter of funding support from your government The items showing proof of financial support must be issued within the last six months; older items will not be accepted. All personal and sponsor “proof of financial support” must be on bank letterhead—a letter from the bank or a bank statement are acceptable. A Web printout, as long as it has the student’s or sponsor’s name and is on bank letterhead, is also acceptable. Copies, scans and faxes are acceptable, but students must take the original proof of financial support with them when applying for a visa.
- Provide a copy of your passport bio page—This information helps us create your DS-2019 immigration document. It is very important that the spelling of your name on your immigration document exactly matches the spelling of your name in your passport