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There is a two-step application process for all study abroad/study away programs

You will be completing two applications:

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  1. UNH-Via, starting with study away eligibility check (see below)
  2. With the program or provider directly 
  • Login to your UNH-Via account with your UNH username and password.
  • Once you've selected the one program you wish to apply to, select “Start my Application."
  • Read & follow the instructions carefully. Use these Step-by-Step Instructions if you need more detail.
  • Check your email for messages from Via-No Reply. If you do not see them, check your junk folder and drag them to your inbox.
  • UNH Deadlines trump all others.  Complete your application by the following deadlines:
    • September 25 (for J-Term and Spring study abroad)
    • March 5 (for Summer and Fall study abroad)
  • Once your UNH-Via application is submitted and approved, you will be given access to required forms and documents. Some of these will take significant time and effort, so please read instructions carefully and get started on them as soon as you can.  You cannot be registered for your program until these are completed.


Establish Eligibility

To study abroad or study away, you must download the Study Away Eligibility Form, fill it out and email it to your College's Dean's Office at least one semester prior to studying abroad or away. This certifies that you meet the basic UNH Study Away Eligibility criteria. Individual programs or providers may have additional  application or eligibility requirements. Check the requirements of the program you are interested in before applying.

The UNH Study Away Eligibility criteria are:

  • Be in good standing with UNH Community Standards at the time of application, time of departure, and throughout the study abroad or study away program.
    • A student who is on probation, regardless of the underlying violation, must petition through the Academic Standards and Advising Committee (ASAC) for permission to participate.
      • A student who has had a violation in the past may still be asked to petition.
      • Petitions are available from the UNH Registrar's Office website.
      • Contact your College's Dean Office for more information.
  • UNH Managed Programs:
    • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of application and at the time of departure.
    • Earned at least 12 credit hours at UNH at the baccalaureate level at the time of application.
  • UNH Approved and Exchange Programs:
    • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of application and at the time of departure.
    • Will have earned at least 32 credit hours at the time of departure (12 of which at UNH at Baccalaureate level).
    • Have a declared major at the time of application.

Thompson School of Applied Science

Students enrolled in the degree programs of the Thompson School of Applied Science (a division of COLSA) may participate in approved study abroad programs appropriate for two-year degree candidates. More information can be found on the TSAS Study Abroad Information Sheet. TSAS students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • 32 credits earned at the time of application. At least 12 of these credits must have been earned at UNH at the associate degree level.
  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the time of application and at the time of departure. Study abroad programs provided by UNH or other approved institutions may have higher minimum GPA requirements.

Study Away Eligibility Form

The Study Away Eligibility form is one of many forms you must submit to UNH. It verifies that you meet both judicial and academic standards as set by UNH for study away programs, both at the time of application and prior to departure. The form must be submitted the semester before you go.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the form in the program application in UNH-Via.
  2. Fill out the top section, save the form on your computer 
  3. Send the form to your College's Dean's office (see e-mail address on form)
  4. Your Dean's office will fill out the second part of the form and return it to the Global Education.  We will notify you of the outcome through your UNH-Via account.

Please be aware that your Education Abroad Advisor cannot sign any forms from a study abroad provider/foreign university until the form has been  approved and received from your Dean’s Office.

If you want to apply for a program earlier than the semester before you go abroad, you must submit an eligibility form at the time of application and then again the semester before you go abroad.

Please note that another judicial and academic eligibility check will be performed prior to departure.