Thinking of coming to UNH in the future? Already Accepted?
Information for Incoming Exchangers
If it is time to expand your curriculum, develop more independence, explore new interest, hear different ideas, make new friends, or create new opportunities, then widen your horizons through the National Student Exchange at the University of New Hampshire.
Your acceptance to UNH is hinged on how successful our recruiting is for outgoing students. We will always do our best here at UNH to make sure we can accept as many students as possible. The #1 reason why an NSE applicant is rejected at UNH is because they need courses we cannot access. PLEASE read all the requirements and restrictions in the links below. The more flexible you can be in the courses you select, the easier things will be for both of us. Thanks for considering UNH as your exchange destination.
Please review each of these links below before applying to or accepting a placement at UNH. Thank you!
- We are a medium-sized "Research 1" PhD-granting institution
- On-campus housing is guaranteed if you meet all application and payment deadlines
- Incoming NSE Students receive priority registration
- UNH is a land, sea, and space-grant institution
- Quiet, rural setting in small-town New England
- Access to public transportation--local & regional bus systems, and Amtrak Train to Boston MA or Portland ME
- Excellent Men's & Women's NCAA Div. I Ice Hockey
- One hour drive to Boston, White Mountains, and 30 minutes to Maine & NH beaches
- UNH is home of the prestigious Confucius Institute
- First in the Nation New Hampshire Presidential Primary!
These requirement apply for all incoming NSE, NHCUC, and UCSC exchangers.
- UNH participates in NSE Plan B only
- UNH is a Canadian Partner of NSE
- You must maintain a GPA of 2.5 at your home institution
- You MUST have a declared major at your home school. Sorry, we cannot accept undeclared/general studies students
- You MUST have a qualifying health insurance plan, or purchase the UNH Student Health Insurance Plan
- Studio Art and Nursing are all CLOSED; EDUC 500 is also CLOSED
- Individual Music lessons are CLOSED; some Music courses may require audition
- Internships for credit, and independent studies are also CLOSED to exchangers
- Business & related majors courses are limited. HOME campus must be AACSB accredited
- Download this complete list of course restrictions. This list is NOT negotiable, and is subject to change.
- UNH does not participate in the NSE Resident Assistant Exchange
- UNH is listed in the NSE Campus Profile as "Even" which means we accept as many incoming students as we have outgoing for a particular academic year.
please read and follow these instructions:
- Once you've been notified of your acceptance, please sign your PLACEMENT ACCEPTANCE FORM (PAF) with your home school exchange coordinator ASAP and make sure it is sent to Paula DiNardo, the UNH Exchange Coordinator.
- Newly accepted students must send an unofficial transcript to Paula ASAP; she cannot register you without it.
- If you have a documented disability for which you require any type of accommodation, please contact the office of Disability Services for Students. Be sure to identify yourself as an incoming National Student Exchange student.
- BLike us, "National Student Exchange at UNH" on Facebook, and start connecting.
- Download the list of course restrictions...sorry, these are non-negotiable!
- Then, beginning in mid-March, browse our Course Search function to see courses offered, day/time/location, course descriptions, and prerequisites. Make sure you select Fall 2014 before searching. Search for classes by department, level, or other attribute. Use this link watch a video tutorial on using the Course Search feature.
- Select at least four courses AND four completely different alternates, or a maximum of 18 credits at this time. Note: Our classes are 4 credits each, so 4 four-credit courses (16 credits) is considered an average load at UNH. Full-time is 12 credits and you must remain registered for 12 or above. Maximum registration is 18 credits at this time. Intro-level in our four-year school is 400; NSE exchange students can take courses from the 200-700 level. **Your flexibility and ability to follow these instructions will greatly help in getting you a good course schedule. It is up to you to have these courses approved by your home campus, to ensure that they will transfer back!**
- **Email your selections and alternates to Paula DiNardo, the UNH NSE Coordinator on or BEFORE April 1, 2014. Here's an example of the info needed: "ANTH 411 01 CRN 20113" NOTE: Exchange students are not given priority registration after the date above; all courses for exchange students are severely limited after this date.
- UNH On-Campus Housing Applications will be emailed later, and must be signed & returned with $200 deposit by the posted deadline. Please read everything carefully and write legibly. Return by mail directly to the Department of Housing. Email Paula if you would like on-campus housing recommendations.
- New exchange students must download and follow these UNH BlackBoard login instructions. You will be able to view your UNH class schedule in June, on MyUNH. You will not receive any mailings from UNH. All correspondence and billing will be handled through your MyUNH account. For information on how to view your account, visit http://www.unh.edu/business-services/ebillnpay.html.
- After July 1st, take care of this REQUIRED PHYSICAL & IMMUNIZATION paperwork prior to enrollment at UNH!! Please send documents directly to UNH Health Services as directed.
- Also: Every incoming student MUST submit proof of health insurance coverage (your own insurance, or a qualified plan from your home school) or you will automatically be billed for the UNH plan.
- Move-In Day for UNH residence halls and on-campus apartments are posted at Dept. of Housing's website. NSE students are NOT considered eligible to move in with new/freshmen students...sorry.
- If you need local hotel accommodations, please make reservations early!
- An NSE Orientation is being planned for the day before classes begin (Monday, Sept. 1), in the late afternoon. We hope to go to dinner together in the UNH Dining Hall after our meeting.
- UNH Fall 2014 classes begin on Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014.
- If you are flying into Boston’s Logan Airport, there is the Amtrak Downeaster train or the C&J Trailways bus, both of which you can access from Boston's South Station, and both come right to the UNH campus in Durham when school is in session. If you arrive earlier, you'll take the bus or train to nearby Dover NH, and Paula will help you figure it out from there. If you are using he Manchester/Boston Regional Airport, you can get to campus by the Mermaid Shuttle’s College Express.