Eligibility

Study Away Eligibility Requirements

To study abroad, you must submit the Study Away Eligibility Form to your College Associate Dean's Office the semester before you study abroad. This certifies that you meet the basic UNH Study Away Eligibility policy criteria. It does not determine eligibility to any specific program. Programs have varying application requirements. Individual programs may have higher GPA or additional eligibility requirements. Check the requirements of the program you are interested in before applying.

Locations for College Associate Deans offices are: COLA Murkland 110; COLSA Rudman G05; CEPS Kingsbury W283; PAUL Paul College 101; HHS Hewitt 217; UNHM Dean's Suite.

The eligibility criteria are:

  • Be in good standing with the Student Conduct System at the time of application and throughout the study abroad program.
    • A student who is on probation, regardless of the underlying violation, must successfully 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 need to petition.
      • Petitions are available in the student's College Associate Dean's Office.
      • Contact the Associate Dean's 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.
    • 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 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. Print the form and fill out the first section.

3. Submit the form to your Associate Dean's office.

4. Your Associate Dean's office will fill out the second part of the form and return it to the Global Education Center.  We will notify you of the outcome through your UNH-Via account.

Please be aware that your Study Abroad Advisor cannot sign any forms from a study abroad provider/foreign university until she has received the signed eligibility form 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.