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Direct Exchange Programs - University of Hull

hull1The University of Hull has two campuses– one in the large port city of Kingston-upon-Hull and one in Scarborough.  Both are on the north-eastern coast a short distance from some of the most beautiful open countryside in the U.K.  The city of Hull offers shopping, restaurants, cafes, theaters, pubs, concert halls, clubs, galleries, museums, and cinemas.  And if that is not enough, there is also an opportunity to watch soccer, rugby, ice hockey, or speedway.  Other activities include surfing, water skiing, rowing, cricket, and much more.

United Kingdom

England, Scotland and Wales, make up Great Britain, along with Northern Ireland come together to form the United Kingdom.

EnglandEngland consists of rolling lowland terrain and small mountain ranges in the northwest. Scotland, made up of 800 islands, and rolling hills, lies northeast to Ireland and north of England and Wales. Wales is the most mountainous country, with Northern Ireland known for its luscious green landscape and rolling hills. From temperate to oceanic climates of frequent rainfall, winds, and winter snows, the United Kingdom sees a variety of temperatures and has, overall, enjoyable weather.

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Kingston-upon-Hull and Scarborough

A dynamic waterfront city on the North Sea, Hull combines a strong maritime past with a cosmopolitan present to offer students a vibrant urban experience. Hull enjoys a well-deserved reputation for friendliness and a cost of living among the lowest in the UK. Scarborough has a spectacular setting on the North Yorkshire coast. The campus itself is located on a hill overlooking the South Bay, the castle and the harbor, with the North York Moors in the distance.

Areas of Study

Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering (Electronic, Computer and Mechanical), English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Gender Studies, Geography, History, Management, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, Southeast Asian Studies, and Theater. Departments not available to exchange students: Education, Medicine and Psychology. Graduate programs are not open to exchange students. 


Minimum overall GPA 3.0


Estimated budget for a semester at the University of Hull.


Spring 2014: January 29 to  June 13

Fall 2014:

  • Arrival: September 22-23, 2014
  • Orientation: September 24-26, 2014
  • Semester dates: September 29, 2014  to January 23, 2015
  • Vacation: December 22, 2014 to January 9, 2015
  • Exams: January 12-23, 2015

Spring 2015:

  • Arrival: January 28, 2015
  • Orientation: January 29-30, 2015
  • Semester dates: February 2 to June 12, 2015
  • Vacation: March 23 to April 10, 2015
  • Exams: May 18 to June 12, 2015

For specific dates, visit Academic Calendar.


Exchange students are required to enroll in a full load of credits. Full-time enrollment is 60 Hull credit units per semester (or 120 credits for an academic year), with most individual modules (courses) valued at 20 credits. Generally, students enroll in 3 modules per semester. It is not possible to enroll in more than 60 credits in a single semester.

The lecture timetable (course list) is not finalized until the end of August/beginning of September. Students can use the previous year’s list to select modules.

Module Structure:

12/13 S1 – modules offered in Semester 1 (Fall)

12/13 S2 – modules offered in Semester 2 (Spring)

12/13 – modules offered for the full year and not available for just one semester

Full-time enrollment:

UMaine students must be registered for 50-60 credits each semester.

Transfer Credits:

20 Hull credits = 5 UMaine credits

10 Hull credits = 2.5 UMaine credits

Course Levels:

Hull Course Level UMaine Course Level
4 100 and 200
5 300
6 400
7 Graduate level

Grading Scale:

Hull  grade UK Grade – Honors Class ECTS grade UMaine grade

70 – 100%

First (1) A A
65 – 69% Upper Second (2.1) B A-
60 – 64% Upper Second (2.1) B B+
55  -59% Lower Second (2.2) C B
50 – 54% Lower Second (2.2) C B-
40 – 49% Third D C
0 – 39% Fail F F


The University of Hull boasts a selection of accommodation choices in both its Hull and Scarborough campuses, featuring a choice of University and privately-owned properties. Students studying on the Hull campus are housed either in traditional “self-catering” residence halls or in 5- to 10-person student houses that are owned by the university.  Students attending the Scarborough campus live in student residences or choose from a variety of off-campus options, including furnished rooms or flats in the seaside town.  Accommodations staff offer assistance and advice to help students find suitable housing.  Activities are also offered on both campuses, such as sporting events, discos, films, variety and cabaret acts, and concerts.

Health Insurance

Students attending the University of Hull for more than six months are eligible for free National Health Service (NHS) care, but students with pre-existing medical conditions may wish to obtain private health insurance, as well as students attending for less than six months. More information on insurance.

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Student Voice

Friends from all over Europe, connections in my field of study, ability to travel independently on my own.

~UMaine student

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Last Modified On June 4, 2014

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