University of Hull
Experience life in England’s port city of Hull. Enjoy the up-and-coming artistic scene while studying in the UK. Explore the Wilberforce Institute, named after the Hull-born leader of the movement to end the slave trade. As part of Yorkshire, you will be near both the beaches of England’s coast as well as cities like York and Leeds. As a port city, there are ferries to Europe making it easy to travel and explore while you study in Hull. Enjoy Hull with its many museums and cafés and creative scene.
The University of Hull offers you the opportunity to shape their future and go beyond through high quality education and producing life-changing research. As an undergraduate student, you will benefit by enrolling in regular university classes with British students in one of the six faculties of the university. You can participate for a single semester or the entire academic year. You are expected to register for a full-time load, which typically is 60 Hull credits.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
As an exchange student, you cannot take modules in Law, Psychology, or Medicine. You should expect to take 3 courses as most courses are worth 20 Hull credits which is about 5 SUNY credits.
Review University of Hull’s website for more information regarding course offerings.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
The University of Hull boasts a selection of accommodation choices on campus, featuring a variety of housing options consisting of both university dorm options and private flats. When you are accepted by the University of Hull, you will get an accommodations email explaining the housing and what you should be looking for. What to Bring.
The Accommodations team will help you look into housing should you want to live off campus. The support of the Accommodation Office, will take you through the process of finding a suitable home-away-from-home and is very helpful and will assist you with any of your housing questions or concerns.
Most often, depending on where you live, you will be cooking meals for yourself. Some housings have what is called semi-self-catering. This mean you may have a meal plan but it will not be extensive and you will still have to do a majority of the cooking for your meals.
ESTIMATE OF COSTS
Review this program’s Estimate of Costs. Note, there may be several tabs in the Estimate of Costs. Please be sure that you are reviewing the tab for your anticipated semester abroad.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
Junior and Senior students are eligible to participate. Applications are welcome from students in all majors. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required. If your GPA is below the level indicated, consult with us about whether or not you should apply.
You will see that there are a number of student’s opportunities at the University at Hull. The University at Hull has a Student Central Center that allows you to become a part of the Hull family. Prior to the start of classes, you will experience Welcome Fest, which is full of activities at the beginning of the fall semester.
Student Clubs and Organizations
The University of Hull has clubs/societies in different fields. Do you want to join the following societies? These are only very few of what the university offers.
- Disney and Pixar
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.
About the City
Kingston upon Hull is a dynamic city full of plenty for our students to enjoy. Hull is a city bursting with vitality, where a wealth of architectural heritage blends with innovative design to create a modern, vibrant city center full of character. The unique fish pavement – a trail of sculptures that winds through the Old Town area leads you to Hull’s diverse museums, the Hull Marina, historic pubs, and the Princes Quay Shopping Center. The city center is uncrowded and peaceful with the sea always close at hand. London is a short train ride away and there are plenty of nearby towns and attractions to keep you occupied.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. U.S. citizens: If you are going to the United Kingdom to study for 6 months or less, you will get a Short-term Study visa. If you are going to the United Kingdom to study for more than 6 months, you will have to obtain a Tier 4 (General) visa. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
- Fall/Year/Summer programs: December
09/01/2018 to 12/14/2018
01/24/2019 to 05/24/2019
The dates above are tentative. Once you confirm housing, you will be given arrival and departure dates.
About the Program
The University of Hull was founded in 1927 and currently has a student population of 9,000. Located three miles from the city center, the campus is in a residential neighborhood and offers modern library facilities, incredible sporting opportunities, and a renowned student center.
The “Hull Experience” at the “friendly university” (voted the U.K.’s Friendliest University in 2006 by Friends Reunited), extends into making students feel completely at ease and welcome for their term or year abroad at Hull.
The University at Albany’s exchange agreement with the University at Hull allows students to directly enroll in either of the two campuses, one in Hull city and the other in Scarborough, just north of Hull. Both locations are warm, supporting and offer a friendly community in which to study and learn.
Refer to the University of Hull’s exchange student web page for more information and updates.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at University of Hull, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
University of Hull’s International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.