Applications are welcome from students world-wide. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, or its international equivalent, preferably in a relevant subject area (Political Science, History, International Relations, European Studies, American Studies, Economics, or modern languages) by the time they plan to start the TAM Program. All students are expected to be proficient in English and at least one other language. Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency with the TOEFL or IELTS exam. Students who wish to undertake coursework in a language other than English must demonstrate ability in one of the other consortium languages first through a language evaluation to be completed by a university or college faculty member and submitted with the application. Language skills will be screened again at the beginning of the fall semester at UNC in an interview. If the student's language skills are found insufficient for university level coursework, the student will be asked to revise study plans.
ALL applicants are required to take the GRE General Exam. All exam scores must be reported to UNC-CH before the application deadline.
In addition, those applying to study at Sciences Po in Paris must also be accepted by that institution and must meet the French-language requirements in place there. S-P now requires a Test de connaissance du français (TCF) or Diplôme approfondi de langue française (DALF) score. If you are unable to take this test or unable to achieve the C1 level S-P requires, it may be possible for you to take SMI classes in English at S-P and then (re)take the standardized French test over the summer. Once you make a full application to TAM with respect to our deadlines, your materials will be passed along to S-P for review.
Please note: non-U.S. citizens without a valid visa need to complete the forms necessary to obtain an I-20, which will allow them to apply for a visa for stay in the United States. These forms, known as Financial Certificate forms, can be found on this site or requested from the TAM office.
Please follow the following links for more information about the applications process for the two degree options:
The following forms may be downloaded directly in PDF format: