University of New Hampshire
From its founding in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, the state’s flagship public university has proudly pursued its founders’ goal of “fostering an educated citizenry” in New Hampshire.
Students in lab First situated in Hanover in connection with Dartmouth College, New Hampshire College moved to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson, a prosperous farmer, bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college.
In 1893, Thompson Hall was completed, built with native granite and state-manufactured brick. That fall, with 37-year-old, former minister Charles S. Murkland at its helm, the College opened its doors in Durham. In his inaugural address, President Murkland spoke of the “full freedom of the highest intellectual fellowship,” committing the College to also embrace the liberal arts.
For more than a century thereafter, UNH grew exponentially as the GI Bill, the growth in academic fields of study, and expanding regional reputation brought waves of new students to the University’s campuses.
Why choose University of New Hampshire?
USF is committed to promoting globally-competitive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that support interdisciplinary inquiry, intellectual development and skill acquisition. Every department and administrative unit at the university – from the cashier’s office and physical plant, to academic departments and residence life – is committed to student success. Through a series of programs and initiatives, the university strives to create a positive teaching and learning environment designed to engage students and enrich all aspects of the student experience.
USF’s academic programs are designed to meet the needs of all learners, including traditional learners, special needs learners, adults interested in advancing their careers, veterans and distance learners. The university offers 180 undergraduate majors and degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to take advantage of a wide range of undergraduate research opportunities and study abroad programs.
The university has 14 colleges falling under the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. From medicine and the arts to marine science and business, each offers an extensive range of degree and specialty programs, many allowing students to focus on a particular discipline while exploring other areas of interest across the university.
Honors College at USF offers high-achieving, academically motivated students extraordinary opportunities to develop their thinking, reasoning, and analytic skills, regardless of major. The program encourages interaction among students and top faculty through small classes and unique on-campus opportunities.
Innovative Education extends the reach of USF’s academic programs through continuing education programs, graduate certificates, distance and online learning, workforce development, noncredit education, pre-college programs and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
We are excited that you are interested in applying for a degree program at the University of South Florida! The Tampa Bay area is a vibrant, multi-cultural, metropolitan location and our institution offers a wide range of academic programs. If you are admitted to one of our academic programs, our office will assist you with the required immigration documents for applying for a student visa. Your first step is to apply through the university’s admission offices.
Students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree program at USF would apply online at International Admissions . Students with a TOEFL score below 79 or IELTS score below 6.5 may apply to the Pathways Program offered by INTO USF. All websites include application checklists, links to programs offered, and general information about the university.
- International Admissions
- INTO USF
- English Language Programs
- Pathway Programs
International applicants may be considered for university scholarships. For more information on undergraduate scholarship opportunities visit Undergraduate International Scholarships. For more information on graduate scholarship opportunities visit Graduate Funding Opportunities.
NOTE: F-1 student visa regulations allow students to enroll in only one 3 credit hour online/distance learning course per the official full-time equivalent for the degree level of study. Therefore, the F-1 visa is not appropriate for any degree program that is offered completing via distance learning or online courses.
Applicants should check with the individual program website for program-specific deadlines. Deadlines can be as much as 5-6 months prior to the program date. Please note that non-USF providers of study abroad programming may have much earlier deadlines. Generally, summer program applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, there again students may find that certain programs have specific acceptance deadlines. Students are urged to apply early!
Please note the following deadlines associated with Education Abroad Administered Scholarships and USF Semester Exchange programs:
Semester Exchange Deadlines:
- FALL Semester Exchange – February 15
- SPRING Semester Exchange – September 15
USF Education Abroad Administered Deadlines:
- Summer Scholarship Deadline – February 15
- Fall Scholarship Deadline – June 15
- Spring Scholarship Deadline – November 1
Before you apply:
Current USF Students
In order to begin the Education Abroad application process you will need to know your Net ID login and have access to your USF email account. You can verify the operation of both by logging in tohttp://my.usf.edu
- Choose the program you wish to apply to from the Available Programs
- Click ‘Apply Now’
- When asked if you are a student with activated NetID login credentials, answer ‘Yes’
- Login using your USF Net ID and continue the application process as instructed
Non-USF applicants who wish to participate in an Education Abroad outgoing program must first be accepted as a non-degree seeking student at USF. To apply as a non-degree seeking student, please view the list below and select the appropriate application link:
My Home Institution IS on the above list
My Home Institution IS NOT on the above list
Completing Your Application
Once you have created the initial program application, you will be logged into the Education Abroad application system and presented with the Program Application Page of the program to which you just applied. The Program Application Page shows all of the requirements for the phases of the application (Pre-Decision, Post-Decision, While Abroad, Returnee).
Carefully read and complete each requirement as instructed. Unless otherwise stated, each requirement is mandatory in order to move on to the next phase of the application.
To return to the application at anytime you can login to the Education Abroad application system by clicking on the NET ID Login link on the top of the Education Abroad website.
The pre-decision phase is the first step of your application to the Education Abroad program. Your application will not be considered for review until all requirements of the pre-decision phase have been met. Upon completion, the advisor of the program will be notified. Depending on the decision date of the program, you may be notified of acceptance immediately.
The post-decision phase comes after your acceptance to the program. When you reach the post-decision phase, you will be presented with new requirements and a commitment button. Carefully read the commitment instructions and commit to the program. You will have 5 days or until the application deadline to commit or your application will be withdrawn. Again, carefully read and submit each requirement as instructed. Failure to complete each requirement will prevent you from being permitted to participate; however, you will still be liable for program costs.
While Abroad Phase
Your application will move to the “while abroad” phase on the start date of your program. Please review any new requirements and complete them as instructed. You may also be presented with a link to submit Side Trip details or Incident Reports. In addition, a journal function may become available for you to record and share your experience abroad.
The returnee phase takes affect after the end date of your program. Please review any new requirements and complete them as instructed.
Schools and Colleges
- College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)
- College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
- College of Liberal Arts (COLA)
- College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)
- Graduate School
- School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering
- Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
- Thompson School of Applied Science
- UNH Manchester
- UNH School of Law