University of New Hampshire
University Info | College of Engineering | Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
The University of New Hampshire combines the living and learning environment of a New England liberal arts college with the breadth, spirit of discovery, and civic commitment of a state-supported research institution. UNH is not only a land-grant institution but has also been designated a sea- and space-grant University, and ranks among the top-tier research institutions nationally. The University comprises dozens of academic departments, interdisciplinary institutes, and research centers that attract students and faculty from around the world. As state-of-the-art facilities are built to support academic growth, and new residence and dining halls are built to meet the growing popularity of campus life, the University continues to rest lightly on old Ben Thompson's farm, where some 13,000 students and hundreds of faculty and staff live and work amid the rolling hills and riverbeds of one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.
TERMS OF EXCHANGE
- Undergraduate Students : Accepted
- Graduate Students : Not at this time
- Computer Science Majors : Accepted
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
March 1 - to attend UNH for the Fall semester
October 1 - to attend UNH for the Spring semester
All applicants who are not native English speakers are required to demonstrate a sufficient level of proficiency in the English language to meet the admission requirement of the university. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a Bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university in another country where English is the primary language of instruction. All other non-native speakers must take the TOEFL exam and submit recent scores to the Center for International Education as part of their application packet.
|Accepted TOEFL Test Types
||Minimum Score Required
|TOEFL (Paper Based)
|TOEFL (Computer Based)
|TOEFL (Internet Based)
|TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
||Contact department directly
|TSE (Test of Spoken English)
||Contact department directly
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - This test is only accepted on a case by case basis.
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Ocean Engineering
When will students receive their acceptance package?
Admission will be confirmed within one month of receipt of application, and the candidate should receive the admissions documents 6-8 weeks after the application is received. Incoming students will be responsible for the mailing costs associated with the application and admissions documents.
COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION
- Fall: Late August to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
Chemical Engineering/Bioengineering | Civil Engineering | Computer Engineering | Computer Science | Environmental Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Information Technology | Mechanical Engineering/Ocean Engineering
Course Timetables (Schedule of Classes)
Workload per semester
Immigration regulations require you to be enrolled in a full-time program of study while participating in the UNH exchange program. Depending on the number of credits assigned to the classes you choose, this means that you must register for at least three or four classes totaling at least 9 credits if you are graduate student at your home institution, or at least 12 credits if you are an undergraduate at your home institution.
University of New Hampshire Handbook.
A (4.00) excellent
A- (3.67) intermediate grade
B+ (3.33) intermediate grade
B (3.00) superior
B- (2.67) intermediate grade
C+ (2.33) intermediate grade
C (2.00) satisfactory, competent
C- (1.67) intermediate grade
D+ (1.33) intermediate grade
D (1.00) marginal grade
D- (0.67) intermediate grade
F (0.00) failure: academic performance so deficient in quality as to be unacceptable for credit.
Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students?
Yes, students complete the Incoming International Exchange Student Housing Agreement Form with their exchange application. The form is processed by the UNH Housing Office and students are contacted when a placement has been assigned.
When can exchange students move in to the Hall of Residence?
For the fall semester, International Exchange students move into the hall of residence the Sunday before a full week of mandatory orientation. Orientation usually takes place the week before classes start.
In the spring semester there is a shorter two day orientation program. Students move in the Wednesday before classes start.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the dates are… August 21, 2016 for the fall semester and January 18, 2017 for the spring semester.
Information about visa requirements can be found on our website.
Health Insurance & Immunizations
Health Insurance coverage is required for all UNH students.
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will send students the links to the Health History and Immunization Records forms that must be provided to Health Services.
When should I arrive?
Students are required to attend international student orientation, held the week before classes start in the fall semester and Thursday and Friday before classes start for the spring semester.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the dates are… August 23, 2015 for the fall semester and January 20, 2016 for the spring semester.
Is airport reception available?
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) will send instructions for reserving transportation service from Boston’s Logan airport to Durham.
Is there any bank on campus?
There are no banks on campus, but there are banks in the town of Durham within a short walking distance from campus. ATM service is available at various campus locations (MUB and Dairy Bar).
ESTIMATED COST OF LIVING
2015-2016 Academic Year (two semesters)
|Room and Board
On-campus housing rates.
A description of University Transportation Services.
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)
Personal expenses vary with individuals students, but an estimate is provided on our international student services website.
Office responsible for international exchange students:
The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham, New Hampshire, thrives in a diverse, dynamic, and beautiful part of New England. Durham is conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains and pristine Lakes Region. Access to other local towns and cites, including the beautiful coastal town of Portsmouth, are available through bus service. Located approximately 65 miles north of Boston, Durham offers easy access via daily bus or train service to this city that offers a multitude of cultural events.
With the University as its centerpiece, Durham provides a classic college town setting. Its downtown merges seamlessly with campus and offers plenty of student hangouts, restaurants, shops, and conveniences. Yet, nearby are 10 km2 of forests, fields, and farmland that UNH maintains for walking, biking, skiing, and exploring.