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.
* 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
All paper materials should be mailed to:
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Information will be available soon
Applicants who are academically qualified but with TOEFL or IELTS scores below the minimum for direct admission may be conditionally admitted to the UNH Bridge program. These students will take one of the following course combinations, depending on their level or English proficiency, to prepare them for direct entry. This option can take students up to four semesters.
Students who wish to be considered for conditional admission should apply directly to UNH and submit their TOEFL scores. Qualified students will automatically be accepted into the UNH Bridge program.
|English 440||8 hours of English instruction and 1 UNH course|
|English 450||4 hours of English writing instruction and 2 UNH courses|
|English 401A||4 hours of English writing instruction and 2 UNH courses|
|Entry into regular academic program after English proficiency exam|
Our English for Speakers of Other Languages program has helped more than 350 students, from 60 countries, embark on new and productive lives in their adopted country, the United States. ESOL Program Information
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 603-957-8971.
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.
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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