Program Dates and Costs

Most students from North American colleges and universities will be able to transfer their existing financial aid arrangements to the program. Academic credits earned through the University of New Hampshire are transferable to home institutions in most cases. Please contact the EcoQuest Admissions Director at or submit a request online with any further questions concerning financial aid and academic credit transfer.

Impact of COVID-19

The New Zealand government has begun a staged reopening of borders to international visitors. There will be a cohort of 5,000  international students allowed to enter in time for  (US) Fall 2022 semester studies. We are very hopeful that EcoQuest Fall 22 students will be among them. At this stage, there is no requirement for fully vaccinated visitors who have a negative test to isolate or quarantine on entry.

Program Dates

UNH-EcoQuest Ecology in ActionProgram
2022 Fall Semester program (15-week)Aug 30thDec 9th
2023 Spring Semester program (15-week)Jan 31stMay 12th
2023 Summer program (5-week)  May 29thJun 30th
2023 Fall Semester program (15-week)Aug 29thDec 8th
2024 Spring Semester (15-week)Jan 30thMay 10th

UNH-EcoQuest Sustainable Agriculture and
Food Systems Aotearoa

2023 Fall Semester program (15-week)Sep 5thDec 15th
2024 Spring Semester program (15-week)Feb 6thMay 17th

Application Fee

Application fee upon remitting an application to participate in one of the EcoQuest-UNH Programs.  (Non-refundable)US$35

Program Costs

Semester Programs (15 weeks)US$
Full program costs (tuition, room and board)  23,990
UNH Study Abroad Fees: comprising International Travel Insurance Fee ($150) and Study Abroad Administration Fee ($200)350
Summer Program (5 weeks)
Full program costs (tuition, room and board)  8,490
UNH Study Abroad Fees: comprising International Travel Insurance Fee ($70) and Study Abroad Administration Fee ($100)170


  • Costs & dates for all programs commencing after July 01 2023 are under review and will be  published by February 28 2023.
  • Students matriculating at institutions other than UNH should consult with the EcoQuest Director of Admissions to check if they are eligible for any reduction of the UNH Study Abroad Fees. 
  • Program costs cover registration, tuition, cost of accommodation, student board (all meals, except on days off), cost of in-country travel associated with program related field studies, and costs related to student admission, processing of credits and associated administration at UNH. 
  • Upon formal offer of place to the program, the UNH-EcoQuest Admissions Office will provide a detailed package, including a Confidential Medical History form (documenting proof of personal health insurance), Release and Waiver of Liability form, Handbook (including syllabus, withdrawal and refund policy), and other program related information. Included in this package is detailed information on expected program related expenses. All acceptances are contingent upon medical approval by the EcoQuest Operations Manager.
  • On acceptance, each candidate will pay a deposit of US$650 for semester or US$450 for Summer, which must be received by UNH by a specified date no later than nine weeks prior to commencement of the program in question to ensure registration for the program. The remainder of the program costs and UNH fees is payable to UNH according to the due dates posted on the UNH website: . Payment will be forwarded to EcoQuest by UNH.  This money will be held in trust until ten working days after the first day of the program for which attendance of students at EcoQuest is required.  

Detailed Budgets

Ecology in Action

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Aotearoa


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