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University of New Hampshire

Address: 105 Main St, Durham, NH 03824, USA

Description University of New Hampshire

  • Location: Durham, New Hampshire, USA
  • Founded: in 1866
  • Total number of students: 14,000 people (of which 400 are foreigners)
  • Language of instruction: English.

University of New Hampshire University was founded in 1866 and is today considered one of the top 100 US universities. Numerous grants received for research and laboratory experiments (especially in the field of space and sea depth research), NASA support (3 American universities have been awarded this honour) and the newest innovative equipment make the university one of the best sites for academic development and scientific achievements.

Today the total number of university students reaches 15 thousand people (about 1,600 foreign students), and no more than 20 people are involved in each group.

The structure of the university means the following colleges and faculties:

  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • College of Biology and Agriculture
  • Thompson School of Applied Sciences
  • College of Health and Social Work
  • Law School
  • College of Business and Economics Peter T. Paula
  • College of Arts.

All students are offered studying in more than 100 specialties, among which the most popular are the following (Bachelor's):

  • Business Administration
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • English
  • Communications
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Political science.

Also the students have the opportunity to take part in international scientific projects, research expeditions, go on probation abroad or take part in international student exchange.

The campus of the university is located on the Atlantic coast: the city of Durham is famous for its calm, measured rhythm of life, perfectly adjusted infrastructure, high level of security and picturesque nature - it will be pleasant and comfortable to study here.

Even a separate department - "Interaction Lab" - works for organization of internships: it constantly cooperates with more than 200 world-class corporations, including such giants as IBM, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Intel, Apple Computers and Dell. By contacting the Laboratory, students can gain valuable practical work experience and business contacts without interruption from the main educational program - a combination of theoretical and practical studying makes graduates of the university the most valuable personnel on the world labour market, truly qualified and in demand by specialists in their field. An added bonus is that all internships are paid, which allows the pupils to slightly reduce the costs of studying and earn pocket money.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of New Hampshire

Program name
from 28 800 $ / 2 semesters


A special course is designed for foreign students planning to enter the university for bachelor's programs and not wanting to lose an additional year in translation.

On the transfer program participants are studied for 1 academic year: they improve the level of the English language, fill knowledge gaps and deepen their qualifications in academic subjects, acquire valuable studying skills necessary for studying in American universities. All classes are held in small classrooms, so that each student can count on the personal attention of the teacher and tutor. Additionally, there are lessons on the culture and history of the United States - students should know the country in which they will study.

Upon successful completion of the program (passing the final exams and obtaining the required number of educational credits), the student is enrolled immediately to the second course in the chosen specialty. Specialties can be selected in 3 main, largest faculties and schools of the university:

  • College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • School of Business and Economics Wittmore
  • College of Liberal Arts.

Thus, a foreign student can receive a bachelor's degree in the US for 4 years - the traditional term of higher education - and not lose time when transferring from a university in one country to another country's higher education institution.

You can start the program in August, January or May: you can check with your manager for the exact submission dates.

In three of these colleges the following specialties are offered:

1) School of Business and Economics Wittmore:

  • Business Administration
  • Management and accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Systems Management
  • International Business and Economics
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Economy
  • Hotel business and hospitality technology
  • Venture entrepreneurship.

2) College of Liberal Arts:

  • Anthropology
  • History and art
  • Art
  • Classical Civilizations
  • International Communications
  • English + journalism
  • English literature
  • European peoples and cultures
  • History
  • International humanitarian law
  • Linguistics
  • Performing and dramatic skills
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theater and drama.

3) College of Engineering and Physical Sciences:

  • Chemistry and Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer Engineering and Programming
  • Bioinformatics
  • Oceanography
  • Electroengineering
  • Environment protection
  • Geology
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences: Computer Science, Economics, Electrician, Physics, Statistics, Mechanics
  • Physics.
from 27 673 $ / 2 semesters


The program of preparation for the master's degree courses usually takes 2 semesters and is recommended to foreign students who have already received a bachelor's degree in Russia or any other country. The preparatory program works in the following areas:

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Engineering
  • Mechanics and Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Law: intellectual property.
from 32 050 $ / year

University Pathway Program

  • The minimum level of English is Advanced (TOEFL iBT 60 / IELTS 5.5).

The OHLA University Study Program allows international students to automatically enroll in multiple university programs throughout the United States. A team of experts prepares students for university studies, guides students towards successful admission.

Pathway provides students with the opportunity to prepare for college by getting information, doing exercises that make academic requirements clear, and removing common barriers that can stunt student progress. Topics: resources, teaching methods, writing skills, critical thinking skills, motivation, self-efficacy. Particular attention is paid to group work, mutual learning.

Educational program:

  • Acquaintance with other students, staff and teachers, developed support network before starting studying at CSM;
  • Getting to know the campus and its valuable resources;
  • Obtaining 1 college credit.

Accommodation, housing and food

All students can count on a place in a cozy, comfortable residence directly on the university campus - within walking distance from all main buildings and the center of Durham. Recently, the residences (total of 27 houses) have been renovated: today not only comfortable bedrooms and common living rooms are waiting for students, but also quiet spacious classrooms for self-preparation, free access to cable TV, Wi-Fi and other amenities.

The rooms are mostly double (with private facilities and bathroom). There are 3 student canteens, which offer a varied diet: often on the tables you can see dishes of the world cuisine (sushi, vegetarian, pizza, grill and pasta, etc.). In addition, the campus is constantly working shops and small cafes and coffee shops, where you can meet friends and have a bite to eat.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : anthropology, art, Bioinformatics, biology, Biomedicine, Biomolecular, chemical engineering, Business Administration, chemistry, civil engineering, Classical civilization, communications, Dramatic art, economics, Electrical engineering, English, English literature, environment protection, European peoples and culture, finance, geology, History of art, Hospitality technology, Hotel business, Information systems in business, Information Technology, intellectual property, international Business, international communications, international humanitarian law, journalism, kinesiology, linguistics, management, Management Accounting, marketing, Math for teaching, Mathematical Sciences, maths, Mechanical engineering, Medical sciences, Oceanology and oceanography, philosophy, physics, political science, politics, psychology, sociology, Theatrical art, venture business,  International economics

Events University of New Hampshire

The campus has more than 200 organizations, clubs and communities of interest. Many students prefer to spend their free time on sports - among the most popular types are:

  • Swimming
  •  Football
  • Figure skating
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Baseball.

More than 18 teams in various sports regularly compete with other students at national and regional competitions.

Concerts and film screenings are held (there is a playground for the cinema open-air), sports tournaments and friendly games, lectures and seminars, conferences with invited specialists.


  • Accredited by the Association of New England Schools and Colleges;
  • Proximity to the Atlantic coast, beautiful warm and mild, favorable climate, excellent opportunities for both relaxing and active holidays (also for future biologists and oceanographers);
  • The university regularly receives large grants for scientific research (including NASA): among the most developed specialties - resources of space, land and sea;
  • Modern, innovative laboratories - the university seeks to provide its students and scientific workers by the best technical means and equipment;
  • Included in the TOP 100 of American universities (according to the US News & World Report, 97th place);
  • The Whittemore School of Business and Economics is included in the national TOP profile educational institutions (according to Princeton Review for 2010), is accredited by AACSB International;
  • Ranked among the top 100 public universities in the United States (44th);
  • One of three American universities that work with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration);
  • One of 13 American universities that provides students with technical and infrastructure opportunities for free space, land and sea water research;
  • The UNH program (accounting of information systems) became the second in the TOP-200 in world (according to Brigham Young University);
  • Engineering and science programs (taught at the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences) are accredited by ABET (American Board of Engineering and Technology);
  • Included in TOP-100 of the world's best research universities;
  • Included in the TOP-500 of world universities on the academic level;
  • Small classrooms - up to 20 people: individual, personal approach and attention to the needs of each student;
  • The structure of the university includes the only law school in New Hampshire;
  • Students begin laboratory research already from the first year, maximally intensifying the studying and making it practical-oriented;
  • The teaching staff includes well-known professors and scholars, including the Pulitzer Prize-holders.

Equipment University of New Hampshire

The university campus is located on the Atlantic coast, in the small town of Durham, not far from Boston and Portsmouth (an hourly express train runs every hour, the journey takes no more than an hour). Approximately 4.5 hours en route by bus is separated  Durham from New York: buses run regularly and daily from the campus to Times Square itself.

In New Hampshire and Durham, students can enjoy the beautiful weather and mild, warm climate almost year-round. In the city and the region there are a lot of cultural and historical sights, monuments of architecture, and natural resources - parks, beaches, gardens, lakes, mountain trails - offer the widest opportunities for hiking.

The University has organized a shuttle system for students: every half hour buses leave for the nearest cities (Newmarket, Portsmouth, Dover), so students always have the opportunity to go on an excursion, walk or shopping.

The university is located on the territory of Ben Thompson's farm: it provides well-maintained green surroundings, ecologically clean environment, opportunities for pleasant walks. In general, the campus is often called one of the most beautiful university campuses in the country. On the territory there are also educational buildings with scientific and computer laboratories, and comfortable residences for living, dining rooms and libraries, creative studios and a developed sports infrastructure. The campus consists of 11 colleges and schools (faculties), 4 libraries, more than 80 research laboratories - for all students all possibilities are available almost around the clock. It is worth noting the central arena of Whitmore, the main gathering place for all students, designed for 7500 people.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

You can begin your studies at the University in January, May or September.

The following components are paid additionally:

  • Contributions on admission to the preparation for the Master's program
  • Contributions on admission to the International University Transfer Program
  • Round trip airfare
  • Round trip
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Visa fees and services, translation and document verification
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy)
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Additional leisure activities, trips and excursions (optional).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants must submit the following documents to the admissions committee:

  • Certificate / diploma of secondary education (average score not below 3.5)
  • Certificate for English knowledge (IELTS from 5.5 or TOEFL from 69 +)
  • Confirmation of financial solvency (at least $ 43000 for the first year of study).

If a student does not have a high level of English, he can take a preparatory program or take additional English lessons for foreign students during the course. The lower the initial level of education - the longer the duration of studying:

  • TOEFL 78 or IELTS 6.0 (average score of the certificate is from 4.5) = 2 semesters
  • IELTS 4.5 or TOEFL 50 = 4 semesters
  • TOEFL 61 or IELTS 5.0 = 3 semesters.

All documents must be submitted no later than one month before the proposed start of studies in order to have time to obtain a student visa. The courses start in January, May and September.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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