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The application deadline for consideration of all EXSS specializations for the upcoming Fall semester is Tuesday, January 9th, 2024. We do not accept applications for Spring semester. Please note that GRE scores are no longer required in order to apply.

The application process has two major components:

  1. Completion of the application form required by the UNC Graduate School.
  2. Completion of the application forms required by the Department of Exercise & Sport Science and your area of specialization.

Please take particular note of the following very important items!

  • All required forms – both those required by the Graduate School and the Department of EXSS – must be uploaded/submitted to the GRADUATE SCHOOL – not to EXSS.
  • Do not  send, upload, or submit any completed forms to the Department of Exercise & Sport Science.
  • IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COMPLETE ALL FORMS BEFORE “CLICKING” THE SUBMIT BUTTON.  After you click the SUBMIT button you will NOT be able to access your application to make revisions and/or to add forms you failed to submit.



Applying for Athletic Training is easy.

  • Open/download PDFs in a PDF document reader or a browser that supports PDF forms.
  • Fill them out and save the PDF document.  When saving, title the files using the following format:  lastname_firstname_appname.  Example: smith_jon_departmentApp.pdf


Departmental Application

TA Form

Athletic Training Application



Available Fellowships, Grants, & Scholarships

The Graduate School offers fellowships and grants to eligible graduate students, including recruitment awards for incoming students (such as the prestigious Royster Society of Fellows) and dissertation completion, off-campus research, summer research and other awards for current students.

Recruitment Fellowships and Grants

(based on department nomination only)

Royster Society of Fellows

UNC Merit Fellowship

North Carolina Native American Incentive Grant

Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship

Student Assistance Grants and Scholarships

(students apply directly)

Graduate Tuition Incentive Scholarship

Graduate Student Transportation Grant

Graduate Student Opportunity Fund

Dissertation Fellowships

(students apply directly)

Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship

Summer Research Fellowship


Learn more about funding basics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including information on service and non-service stipends and taxes.