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Internationally Located Students Interested In UAB Programs Enrollment

Students not living in the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, and interested in enrolling in an online program should be aware that your country may or may not regulate distance education. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has not determined if your country requires foreign higher education institutions to comply with their distance education regulations.

Currently, UAB cannot guarantee that a Program that could lead to Professional Licensure or Certification meets curriculum requirements, or professional licensure or certification requirements, in any country outside of the U.S. If an internationally located student is interested in enrolling in a UAB program that could lead to a professional license or certification, they should contact the appropriate professional licensing board in the country where they intend to work in order to determine whether a degree from UAB will fulfill the requirements for that country.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact appropriate authorities in the country in which they are located or wish to be employed, to determine if successful completion of a UAB Program will be accepted for the occupation of their choosing.

Sanctioned Programs and Countries

Due to current restrictions imposed by U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), UAB online courses cannot be provided to the countries listed below. Students who are located in one of these countries or may become located in any of these countries during their course of study, should not enroll or begin an academic program at UAB.

The sanctioned countries can be found here, Sanctions Programs and Country Information, and currently includes the following:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Syria
  • Ukraine/Russia
  • Venezuela

Please refer to UAB’s Export Control Policy  and Transparency in Research for more information.

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