In 1979, Deng Xiaoping, then the most powerful figure in the People’s Republic of China,said to his American guest, Henry Kissinger, “There is nothing very frightening about education in the West.” That adage was as true then as it is now for international students heading to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Graduate School.
UNH Graduate School offers over 180 graduate programmes in a variety of disciplines at the master’s, certificate, and doctorate levels, online and across three campuses in New Hampshire — Durham, Manchester and Concord. These three campuses encapsulate a variety of American qualities — there is a traditional New England college town, a tech industry revolution in New Hampshire’s largest city, the hallowed halls of the NH Supreme Court, and many of the state’s major law firms and nonprofits.
Most importantly, UNH’s campuses are some of the safest college communities in the US. Durham is listed as one of the top 10 safest college towns in America. Amid the pandemic, various measures are also in place to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and faculty, from increased cleaning and disinfection to on-campus COVID-19 testing.
UNH Graduate School is home to top-notch graduate programmes
UNH Graduate School stands out for numerous reasons, from their quality academic programmes to the 72 nationalities represented across their campuses that add a layer of diversity and richness to the learning environment.
Students can choose from over 180 graduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines, from engineering to business and analytics or even nursing and healthcare. The institution is an R1 top-tier research university, making it highly-attractive for research candidates. If you’re looking for flexible courses, UNH Graduate School offers a number of courses both in-person or online, allowing you to complete your graduate degree at your own pace.
UNH boasts successful graduate outcomes — 94% of graduates are employed or enrolled in another graduate programme within six months of graduation. It also pays to get a graduate degree from UNH, if the career-readiness of their alumni is anything to go by. From stellar academic reputation to excellent student support, it’s unsurprising to see why their graduates enjoy illustrious careers with a UNH graduate degree in hand.
Commitment to a safe campus
The COVID-19 vaccine is already being rolled out in the state of New Hampshire, which is good news for international students at UNH Graduate School. The university is working towards preserving the traditional campus experience to the best of its capabilities, with the necessary safety protocols and guidelines to protect students, faculty and staff. This includes strictly following all public health guidelines regarding face coverings, physical distancing and gatherings. There is also a combination of remote and in-person learning, in-person and virtual student events, and regular COVID-19 testing.
These measures allow students to participate in campus life and use the university’s resources and services with health and safety modifications like pre-scheduling and capacity limits.. Students can also get something to eat via quick-service dining options, including takeout and order-ahead.
UNH built a state-of-the-art lab to manage COVID-19 testing and results from their three campuses. They have made testing simple with step-by-step instructions on how students can administer self-tests for COVID-19 to keep everyone safe and campuses open.
In terms of campus safety, UNH is consistently ranked among the top 10 safest college campuses in the US. International students can expect numerous safety resources at their disposal, from walking escorts for all Wildcats anywhere on campus to safety apps and top-notch electronic security systems at residence halls.
An unbeatable location
Studying at UNH means experiencing a traditional New England college town.. Durham, UNH’s main campus, is located in one of the safest college towns in the US, and is just an hour’s drive from popular attractions such as the White Mountains, where you can take a gondola up to the summit of Wildcat Mountain or explore cascading waterfalls as well as acres of trails with jaw-dropping views of the area’s natural surroundings. Rugged terrains aside, the university is also conveniently close to the Atlantic Ocean, with attractions such as Hampton Beach and Oyster River nearby.
Boston, second home for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and home to the Red Sox and Celtics, is about an hour away from UNH by train from the campus station. From glass-enclosed shopping galleries to the Freedom Trail landmarks, renowned performance theatres to cutting-edge restaurants and trendy nightclubs, there is a smorgasbord of activities to do here.
A supportive environment
The international community at UNH Graduate School is a close-knit and vibrant part of campus life, with many international alumni making meaningful contributions in science, technology and social science.
If you’re ready to grow professionally and pursue a research-based degree in a welcoming and safe community, submit a pre-application form before submitting a full application. You can expect to receive an emailed response no later than three weeks after submission. Once your pre-application is approved, students can then submit a full application. Click here to start the application process.