University of North Florida – Jacksonville, Florida

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Established in 1972, the University of North Florida (UNF) has grown significantly in size and prominence and now boasts over 16,000 students and 2000 staff. The campus includes a nature preserve, beautiful lakes and nature trails, is located between downtown Jacksonville and the Atlantic Ocean in a bustling section of Jacksonville.

The University is home to six colleges, and routinely ranks high for quality and value on national lists published by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, the Princeton Review, Wall Street Journal and more. UNF holds the prestigious Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement recognizing our commitment to our community and beyond.

Programmes of study

UNF offers a range of programmes of study that include Health, Business, Arts, Computing, Engineering and so on. Full details of the majors on offer can be found on the UNF website. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at UNF.

Student and Campus Life

The Office of Campus Life fosters a welcoming and engaging environment for students outside the classroom. This carried out through designing student engagement opportunities within campus programs, personal interactions and intentional collaborations. They create different events for students’ such as Wow Variety Show, Block party, Dinner and Shows and so on.

Recreation and Wellness

The Department of Recreation and Wellness which focuses on optimizing the health and well-being for the UNF community, specifically by developing a greater appreciation of healthy living and by fostering physical, emotional and spiritual growth and development. The Student Wellness Complex is the largest fitness centre in northeast Florida that students’ can get access to and Intramural Sports is dedicated to provide students’ an opportunity to participate in athletic and non-athletic recreational activities in a fun and safe environment while promoting physical fitness, social interaction, and campus involvement.


It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Jacksonville once you have your Letter of Acceptance and the required documents to enter the United States of America such as: passport; Visa and Study Permit. When you arrive at Jacksonville International Airport it is recommended to take a taxi to UNF as the service is easy to use, readily available, and there is always someone there to assist you in getting a taxi. The cost to UNF from the Jacksonville International airport is approximately $40-60.

Also, whilst at UNF, exchange students can use the Osprey Connector which is the university’s shuttle system that provides convenient transportation around campus and to the St. Johns Town Center when UNF classes are in session. This service is available to all students, faculty & staff, and campus visitors. Take advantage of this opportunity, it is fast, safe, clean and free.


It is recommend that all exchange students should live on campus because you will be able to build social networks and integrate into the UNF student community.

You should only apply to live in Residence as an exchange student after you receive your Letter of Acceptance. For more information check out UNF Residence webpage.

Contact details

Visa information

To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet US immigration requirements. Further visa information will be provided to all accepted students.

Insurance information

DMU insurance is not sufficient for studying on exchange in the United Stated, and students are required to purchase medical insurance while attending UNF.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at UNF, you don’t need to pay any tuition fees. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, meal plan, health insurance and books.

Key Information

  • Departure date: September 2020
  • Return date: June 2021
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £800 (50% of the bursary will be paid after completion of the 1st term)
  • Deadline for application: Monday 20 January 2020 9am