International Students

If you’d like to study in the United States and want a university that offers academic excellence, hands-on experience and a student-centered community — look no further. UNH Manchester welcomes students from all over the world to our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Our campus is located in the heart of a Manchester, New Hampshire, a city that embraces cultural diversity and is full of internship and career opportunities. We're also just an hour's drive from historic Boston, Massachusetts, and even less than that to the beautiful beaches, lakes, and mountains of our scenic state.

UNH Manchester Undergraduate Application Deadlines
  • Spring Semester: November 1
  • Fall Semester, Early Action: November 15
  • Fall Semester: April 1

 

We consider your entire academic history and personal experiences when we review your application, but you should complete the following college preparatory coursework to be considered minimally* qualified for admission:
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English
  • Three years of mathematics, including the equivalent of Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (four years preferred)
  • Three years of science, two of which must be laboratory sciences
  • Three years of social sciences
  • Two years of a single foreign language (three years preferred)

* Some academic programs require an additional year of preparation in subject areas beyond what is listed above.

Follow these steps to apply to a bachelor’s or associate degree program at UNH Manchester

  • Complete the UNH Transfer Form
  • Official Transcripts
    High School Transcript and/or General Equivalency Diploma (GED): We require official transcript(s) of any coursework taken prior to applying to UNH, with English translations. Translation options include, but are not limited to, World Education Services and the Center for Educational Documentation.
    College Transcripts: If you’re transferring from another institution, you must also provide official transcripts from each college attended in order to have your credits evaluated for transfer.
  • Official SAT and/or ACT Scores
    Scores must be submitted directly from the SAT or ACT testing agency. See the box below for detailed test requirements.
    UNH's CEEB code for SAT: 3918
    UNH's CEEB code for ACT: 2
  • Official TOEFL and/or IELTS Scores
    International students must demonstrate proficiency in English, if it is not their primary language. See the box below for detailed English proficiency requirements.
    UNH’s CEEB code for TOEFL: 3918
  • Letter of Recommendation
    This letter, ideally, should be from a student's guidance counselor, teacher or employer. UNH does not require more than one recommendation and prefer to receive no more than two, as excess recommendations may delay the review process.
  • Complete the International Applicant Financial Statement

 

All paper materials should be mailed to:

UNH Manchester
Admissions Office
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101
USA

All candidates for admission to undergraduate degree programs are required to submit the results of the SAT or ACT exam (including writing). The latest statistics on test scores by the University's admitted first-year students to bachelor's degree programs indicate that the average SAT combined score was 1640 and the average ACT composite score was 24. Scores must be submitted electronically to UNH by the testing agency.

Final admissions decisions will be made using only your highest scores for the SAT and your highest composite score for the ACT across all dates that you submit. Each time you submit scores, we will update your record with any new high scores. We strongly encourage you to submit your scores each time you take the test, which can benefit you by allowing us to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.

SAT or ACT scores aid in our determination of admissions eligibility, merit scholarships and admission to the University’s Honors Program. There are no cut-offs for standardized test scores in the UNH admissions process, rather more emphasis is paid to one's academic program of study and record of achievement. Students are not denied or admitted based solely on the results of their standardized test scores.

Note: SAT subject tests are not required, but a foreign language subject test may satisfy the foreign language requirement of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The admissions office will not process an application until it is complete with all the required documentation. Once all materials have been filed, please allow three to five weeks for an admission notification. Please use black ink when submitting any paper materials, and be sure to include a date of birth on all paper materials. There are no interviews as part of the application process. Non-U.S. citizens should include a photocopy of the passport page with biographic information. Do not send IEPs, 504 Plans and other documentation regarding a disability to the admissions office. These should be brought to the student’s first meeting with his or her academic counselor after new student orientation. All offers of admission are considered conditional and are subject to the verification of satisfactory senior year achievement when final high school transcripts are reviewed by the Admission Committee.

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Application deadlines and requirements vary for each UNH Graduate School program, so be sure to check out our list of master's programs for specific information. If you're applying for the fall semester, it is recommended that international applicants submit all materials by June 1 (three months prior to the start of classes) to allow ample processing time.

Admission Criteria

As an international student, you are eligible to apply to UNH Graduate School if you've earned a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution or completed a three-year degree from India. The Graduate School will consider an applicant with a three-year degree from India under the following conditions, which are reviewed on a case-by-case basis:

  • Bachelor’s accredited by NAAC at the A-level
  • The applicant must graduate with first class honors or higher.

If you're applying for the fall semester, it is recommended that international applicants submit all materials by June 1 (three months prior to the start of classes) to allow ample processing time.

  1. Use the Online Application Form to create an online application account.
  2. Answer all sections and then click the "Application is Complete" button to submit your application and pay the non-refundable application fee. Note: Fee waivers are only approved under certain circumstances.
  3. After submitting your application, you are assigned a UNH Student ID (a 9-digit number begining with a 9). You will need this ID to submit your supporting documents.
In order to complete your application to UNH Graduate School, you must submit the supporting documents below.
  • Prior college transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Personal statement essay
  • Resume
  • English Testing: Non-native English speaking applicants are required to submit proof of English language proficiency. Demonstration of a sufficient level of English language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission. Minimum score requirements are as follows:
    • TOEFL
      • Paper version: 550
      • Computer version: 213
      • Internet version: 80
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5
    • TOEFL IPT* (Institution Administered): On case-by-case basis
    • TOEIC* (Test of English for International Communication): On case-by-case basis
    • PTE Academic: 59

    Please Note: TOEFL scores are waived for Permanent Residents but are required for refugees.

    *The ITP (if administered at the University of New Hampshire) and TOEIC may be accepted on a case-by-case basis; please contact the Graduate School directly for more information.

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Graduate International Student Orientation
August 19 - August 24
  • Saturday, August 19
    Arrival and pick up at the airport: International students should arrange to arrive between 10am and 8pm. Transport back to Manchester, N.H.
  • Sunday, August 20 & Monday, August 21
    Move in to housing and get settled, Monday visit to the Manchester DMV for anyone needing drivers’ license.
  • Tuesday, August 22
    Arrive at UNH Manchester campus at 9 a.m. for welcome breakfast, orientation of the building, receive ID’s and parking permits if applicable. Shopping and other activities.
  • Wednesday, August 23
    Visit UNH Durham international student orientation and day; leave UNH Manchester at 6:45 a.m. Leave Durham after dinner.
  • Thursday, August 24
    Welcome panel, academic panel, student life, lunch and join Durham students at the beach trip and have BBQ at New Castle Commons

If English is not your primary language or you’re attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must submit the results of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) proficiency examination. Scores must besent directly from the testing agency.

  • TOEFL* recommended minimum scores
    • Computer version: 213
    • Paper version: 550
    • Internet version: 80
  • IELTS minimum acceptable proficiency grade: 6.5

*TOEFL scores are waived for permanent residents but are required for refugees.

Master's Degree Applicants: 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.

On Campus

Housing is available for undergraduate and graduate students through a partnership with the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA). A 10-minute walk from campus, NHIA offers four residence halls with spacious, comfortably furnished double and single rooms.

Off Campus

The majority of our students live off campus, either in Manchester or in surrounding towns. UNH Manchester doesn't coordinate off-campus housing, but there are resources available to you. If you're looking for an apartment in the area, you may contact Rania Elsherif at rania.elsherif@beangroup.com or +1 603-957-8971.

Learn more about the different housing options available.

ARE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR INTERNSHIPS DURING THE COURSE OF STUDY?

Yes, international students are eligible for internships. In general, you have to be here on F1 visa for one year before accepting any internship, and the internship must be in conjunction with a course and/or requirement of the degree program. The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is the best source to find answers to any question that international students have, so we highly recommend that you contact OISS with any questions.

HOW MANY INTERNSHIPS CAN AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DO?

If you are here on an F1 visa, there is a risk of having too much internship experience. If during a program of study you accumulate a total of 12 months of full-time internship, then you won’t be eligible for post-completion Optional Practical Training. This is one of the many rules the Office of International Students and Scholars has to make students aware of.

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