University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Whether you're returning to school to start a new phase of your life or coming in as a recent high school graduate, you'll quickly make new friends with a similar drive to achieve. And, because our backyard is the vast environmental laboratory of Alaska, UAF attracts exceptional individuals — academic superstars and adventure-seekers alike.

UAF is a world leader in climate change and Arctic research. Our programs are hands-on and uniquely tied to the Alaska experience. Our students learn by helping others, and our graduates are making their communities stronger every day.

Academic Programs

  • Arctic
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Climate Change
  • Climate Science
  • Communication
  • Culinary
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Northern Studies
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Rural Development
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Clubs
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Living Learning Communities
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • ROTC Program
  • Student Life
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Take on cutting-edge engineering challenges in the Arctic. Engage in groundbreaking research on the front lines of climate change. Experience the diverse arts and culture of Fairbanks, Alaska. Nothing is beyond your reach at UAF, and there is no adventure like it in the world.

Start your application today.

Have questions? UAF admissions counselors can help you with questions about admission to college, your college application, deadlines for college applications and more. Reach out today and let us know how we can help. Call or text 907-474-7500 or email


As a transfer student, you've already started your unique path in higher education, and it's likely you'll have circumstances that may not fit perfectly within the policies outlined here.

UAF accepts all transfer credit that has been earned through all regionally-accredited colleges and universities, military educational experiences, approved National exams (CLEP, AP, IB, DSST/DANTES) and credit for certificates. If you're transferring from a quarter system, your credits will be converted to semester credits. UAF works with several partner schools to offer pathways from two-year colleges.

If you have additional questions we encourage you to contact us at or 907-474-7500.

Additional Information

Nanook Pledge Scholarship
We know how important financial certainty is to your ability to succeed as a student. With awards ranging from $1,000-$12,000 per year, the Nanook Pledge scholarship provides four years of predictable financial assistance. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (12 UAF credits) during the fall and spring semesters and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), meaning maintaining a GPA of 2.0+ and completing 67% of attempted classes.

Nanook Commitment Scholarship
The Nanook Commitment scholarship is a renewable award for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help qualifying students bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of attendance. This scholarship is offered to students based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the admissions application. Students eligible for the Nanook Commitment will have guaranteed assistance towards their cost of attendance.
The Nanook Commitment Scholarship is calculated based on:
  • the student’s total cost of attendance, including their residency for tuition purposes. Changes in residency status may impact the amount of the scholarship.
  • their estimated family contribution (EFC) from their FAFSA,
  • their high school GPA, or college GPA if they have completed 30+ college credits
  • other Estimated Financial Assistance (EFA), such as Pell Grant, Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS), Nanook Pledge Scholarship, Alaska Adventure Award, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), athletic scholarships, and other aid they are receiving.
Scholarships range from $100-4,000 per year.

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Your individual campus visit will include opportunities for you and your family to meet one-on-one with UAF admissions and financial aid experts, current students and faculty, and see the place you’ll come to think of as home as a UAF student. 

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PO Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775, United States of America

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