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Innovation and success

Consistently ranked as one of the most diverse college campuses in the US, The University of Alabama at Birmingham attracts students and faculty from more than 100 countries.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a place for dreamers and doers, artists and scientists, idealists and realists.

As an internationally-renowned, public research university and academic health center, our reach stretches across classes, cultures and continents into inner-city classrooms, rural clinics and the far corners of the globe. Here, you will be a part of a diverse campus population, take part in world-class research and serve your community while receiving an education that will prepare you for a bright future.

The INTO center

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Overview of the INTO center

The University of Alabama at Birmingham partners with INTO to create a support system for international students. Our Academic English, International Year One and Graduate Pathway programs help you transition to a US degree program. You will enter a fully integrated program where you will learn alongside your American peers to earn academic credits towards your UAB degree while developing your English skills. Upon successful completion of your Pathway program you will progress to a UAB degree program.

The first-rate facilities include:

INTO UAB provides services such as:

  • Personalized academic, language and cultural support
  • English tutoring and degree-focused tutoring at no additional cost for students enrolled in a Pathway or Academic English program
  • Workshops designed to enhance the learning experience
  • Academic Advisors to support your transition to a degree program
  • Language Partners program
  • Learning Resource Center

Management Team

David Hofmann

David Hofmann

Executive Director
Kyle Bailey

Kyle Bailey

Director of Student Experience
Alden Williams

Alden Williams

Marketing and Recruitment Manager


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With a wide range of subject areas and admissions options, you can find the perfect degree for your career. You can choose to apply as direct entry to the university or apply for a Pathway program that provides extra academic, language and cultural support. From your application to the day you graduate, we are here to help you succeed every step of the way. Current Pathway Programs offerings include: 

Undergraduate Pathway Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • General Studies
  • Public Health
  • Science

Graduate Pathway Programs

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Public Health
  • MBA/MPH Dual Degree
  • Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science
  • Educational Studies
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

English Language Program

  • Academic English