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University of New Hampshire is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Durham, USA.

University of New Hampshire is interesting for all fields.

Acclaimed subjects

Communication, Sociology, Business, Psychology, Human Geography, and Biological and Physical Sciences

Semesters available

No semester preference

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Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Late August - Mid-December
Spring Semester: Late January - Mid-May

Language of instruction

English

Application deadlines

Fall Semester: March 1st, Spring Semester: October 1st 

Course levels

Courses with a code from 400 to 700 are undergraduate courses. Courses with a code from 700 to 900 are graduate courses.

Course offerings

You can find courses on the UNH course search tool.  Undergraduate course descriptions can be found here.

Credit system

Students are required to take 16 credits per semester. This is the equivalent of 30 ECTS.

Grade system

Grading is done on the A-F scale, which is almost completely similar to the UCU scale. 

Grade Basic grade point
A 4.0
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.0
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.0
C- 1.67
D 1.33
D 1.0
D 0.77
F 0.0
Housing

Accepted exchange students will receive a Housing Packet, in which they will find instructions to arrange on-campus housing. Fairchild Hall is the most International residence hall, but (for that reason) also very popular, so not all international students can be housed there – but housing is guaranteed! Students who want to be able to stay on campus during breaks are recommended to ask for a place in Fairchild, Randall, Devine or Hitchcock, as these are the only buildings that remain open during the breaks. Those living on campus are also obliged to buy a meal-plan for the various dining halls and cafeterias on campus. Alternatively, students can decide to live off-campus; the university website gives some aid in how to find a place. More info on all this: http://www.unh.edu/housing/.

Costs

Depending on whether you want a single, double, triple or quad room, the housing will cost between $2700- 3500 (€2326-3015) per semester. Meal plans are about $1900 (€1636).  

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester, the UNH organizes a compulsory Orientation Week for International students, including exchange students. They will receive information on their immigration rights, health services, meet the International Office staff and other new students, etcetera. (So, don’t expect something comparable to the UC-Introweek.) Some optional fun activities are also included. The Orientation in Fall is longer and more official than the one in Spring. More information.

Student experiences

Previous students have very good experiences with the University of New Hampshire. Be prepared for a very big university, with many offices and institutions. Be sure to know when to arrive on campus and when to leave your room; there has been some miscommunication on this in the past. Choosing a room with a roommate is advised: it will be easier to get friends and acquaintances.

You won’t be bored when you’re not studying: there are lots of activities organized, there’s a movie theater on campus, several bars, a beautiful forest, Boston is only on 1.5 hours distance and there’s a student-run bus system that will bring you (for free) to nearby places. Moreover, the Association for foreign students organizes many activities, e.g. visits to Canada. 

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.