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Students who pursue advanced degrees at The University of Alabama work with expert faculty and highly sought-after technologies and equipment, while surrounded by natural and architectural beauty.

  • UA is the No. 1 fastest-growing flagship university in the United States
  • The approximately 486 hectare campus features open green spaces and a canopy of 10,000 trees, is on the US National Register of Historic Places and has received awards for its beauty
  • Multiple University of Alabama graduate degree programs are among the top 50 according to U.S. News and World Report
  • Top 200 worldwide in natural sciences, math and electrical engineering according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2016 Global Rankings of Academic Subjects
  • More than 20 research centers and institutes
  • 30 UA faculty have won National Science Foundation CAREER Awards
  • 32 UA researchers inducted into the National Academy of Inventors
  • 2 billion crore INR recently invested in world-class engineering and science facilities


UA’s world-class laboratories and facilities focus on innovation to solve local and global challenges related to four key areas: water, energy and environment; transportation; cybersecurity; and life research and biotechnology. For a full list of programs, visit:

Recent job, internship and research placements have included, among others, the following:

  • Apple Inc.
  • Boeing Co.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • Google Inc.
  • Intel Corp.
  • Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • NASA
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nucor Corp.
  • The Walt Disney Co.

A Special Note for Families

When a family member decides to pursue their master’s or doctoral studies in a distant nation, you want to know they will be in a safe and welcoming environment, where the people will embrace them as you do. The University is home to an innovative, diverse and collaborative community of research scholars from across the globe. We value our international students and the cultural perspectives they bring to our research community. Our resources are designed to ensure each international student has the support they need to reach their full potential.

Student Resources

UA’s welcoming Capstone International Center helps students understand all aspects of their student visa and other immigration guidelines. The Center also offers resources to help students learn about housing options, transportation, insurance and medical care.

Faculty advisers at The University of Alabama are more than teachers and fellow researchers—they are a source of support and encouragement to the international students they advise.

Capstone International Services at UA helps international students adapt to their new life in Tuscaloosa. Visit to learn about housing, transportation, insurance and medical care or to connect with international student groups.

The University also offers free services such as:

Other Resources for International Students


Indian Students Association of Tuscaloosa

This organization is to share the cultures and traditions of India with the campus and community. This is also a way to engage with Indian and American friends while adjusting to their new home in Tuscaloosa.

This is a closed group. Please request to join if you would like to be part of this group.


UA South Asian Society

The South Asian Society celebrates the cultural, religious, and linguistic diversity of South Asia and seeks to raise awareness of South Asian cultures at The University of Alabama.

Although this is a public group, please request to join if you would like to be part of this organization.

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Pursue your advanced degree at UA, and find your new home in Tuscaloosa.

  • Metro area population 235,000
  • Mild winters
  • Friendly community
  • Many options for shopping, dining, arts and entertainment
  • Within a half-day’s drive to the beach, the mountains or one of America’s iconic Southeastern cities, including Birmingham, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans

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