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Application Process

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Semester Study Abroad

  • Fall programs—March 15
  • Spring programs—Oct. 15

Short-term Study Abroad

  • Winter programs—Oct. 1
  • Spring programs—Nov. 1
  • Summer programs—Feb. 15

We know that it can be overwhelming to study abroad, but don't worry, we are here to help make it easy. If you have any questions you can always contact our office.

Are you eligible to study abroad?

In order to study off-campus, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have completed their freshmen year*

  • Must be in residence (meaning taking classes at UHart - you don't have to be living on campus) the semester prior to going abroad

  • Be in good academic standing: cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher

  • Be in good student conduct: cannot currently be under any sanctions

  • Be in good financial standing: cannot have any current registration holds or bursar restrictions

*freshmen cannot participate on semester programs, but can participate on some of the UHart faculty-led short-term programs. 

Application Process

Semester Programs

Step 1: Attend an Information Session

Step 2: Submit Application Materials
Please submit the following forms to be considered for semester study abroad:

Step 3: Fill out UHart Supplemental Forms
Once you have been accepted by the International Center for a semester study abroad program, please do the following:

Step 3.A: Fill Out University Forms

  • Emergency Contact Form

  • Passport Form (includes uploading a copy of your passport photo page)

  • Fill out course approval formAll courses taken abroad through approved programs will transfer back in as University of Hartford credits and will be factored into your GPA. These courses must be pre-approved by the appropriate faculty here on campus; otherwise, they may not count towards your graduation requirements. Students are allowed to take one course pass/no pass, provided it is not a course within their major. Please note: courses taken abroad cannot be repeated at the University of Hartford.

For the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, you must use these forms:

Step 3B: Apply to your Program provider

  • Please apply through your program provider and complete their application process - this usually includes their own application, personal statement, and an official transcript. Depending on the program, you may also be required to submit a letter of recommendation, their version of a disciplinary or course form, or other materials.

  • You can request an official transcript through the University's Self-Service Center to be sent directly to your program provider. You should check with the provider to see if they will allow an electronic copy of the official transcript or an unofficial copy, or if you have to submit a paper copy of the unofficial transcript. It takes a few days to process so please don’t wait to order one.

UHart Faculty-Led Short-Term Programs

UHart students and non-uhart students

Step 1: Get More Information

Before you apply to a UHart Faculty-Led Short-Term program, please:

  • Please visit our new program site, create your free account, and explore our 2020 short-term faculty-led programs. 
  • Attend one of the short-term programs information sessions
  • Speak with the faculty member leading the program or the International Center to have your questions answered

Step 2: Fill out an application and pay deposit

Please submit the following forms to be considered for UHart Faculty-Led Short-Term study abroad if you are a UHart student:

  • Complete the Online Application listed under the specific short-term program on ViaTRM

  • Pay the $1000 deposit

Payment Instructions

Payments can be made directly on campus at the Center for Student Success (CSS, formerly SASC) or online through the Self-Service Center’s CASHNet system. The International Center cannot process payment. If you wish to make your payment on campus, The University of Hartford accepts cash, personal checks, money orders, or traveler's checks at CSS.  Please make checks payable to the University of Hartford.  When paying your deposit at CSS, ensure that your payment is applied to "Off-Campus Study Deposit."

If you wish to make your payment online, the University of Hartford accepts E-check and credit card payments online through the CASHNet site on the Self-Service Center Account. Accepted credit cards are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.  There is no fee to make payment using the e-check, but credit card payments are made using CASHNet SmartPay, and will apply a service charge of 2.75% of the transaction amount.  When making a payment online through the Self-Service Center, login to the system:

  • Click the Pay Your Bill CASHNet link
  • Select the "Make Payment" link at the top of the page
  • Choose "Off-Campus Study Abroad Deposit" link
  • Enter the dollar amount you will be paying and addto cart.  Follow the remaining instructions.
  • Deposit will post to the student account


If you are a university student but not from UHart, please fill out the following:


Step 3: Complete University Forms

Once you have been accepted, please submit the following forms:

Partners/Family Members

Using the forms above, we will create an ID for you so you can log in to your University Hartford account to pay your $1,000 deposit.

Study Abroad Provider Summer And Winter Programs

How to Apply

  • You will work with Transfer Admissions to complete their Permit for Transfer Credit form to get your courses approved for transfer credits

  • You will apply directly to the program of your choice, and do not need to apply to the UHart International Center

  • Once you've been accepted by the program provider, you will pay the program provider directly for all program-related costs (you may be able to secure financial aid by working with the UHart Financial Aid Office).

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