University of New Hampshire
University Info | College of Engineering | Exchange Student Info
- National ranked top-tier research institution.
- UNH is comprised of five colleges, dozens of academic departments interdisciplinary institutes, and research centers.
- Campus surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and riverbeds.
- UNH is nestled in the town of Durham, NH which is a community that thrives with campus life.
- UNH is located just over an hour away from Boston and train travel makes it easy to go to and from Boston and Maine with many stops in between.
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 Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
- Students should have the equivalent of a minimum 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA grade scale. Borderline students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English Proficiency Requirements
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 Test Types
||Minimum Score Required
|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.
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: late August to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Ocean Engineering
Course Descriptions | Schedule of Classes
- Undergraduate students must take a minimum load of 12 credits per semester.
- Graduate students must take a minimum load of 9 credits per semester.
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.
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to UNH will be required to complete UNH's application.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
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.
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.
Estimated Cost of Living
Estimate of Annual Expenses
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Immigration and Academic Advisor
Office of International Students and Scholars
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 cities, 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.