University of Hertfordshire

Why Study Here?

  • We pride ourselves as an enterprising and innovation-led, award-winning university.
  • Our links to UK and international industry provide excellent opportunities for students to enhance their experience.
  • A great location – you will be only 25 minutes by train to central London, and within easy reach of all four of the capital's international airports. You are guaranteed university accommodation in your first year on an attractive, safe campus that provides a real home from home.
  • A modern campus – with the £15m Sports Village, the Forum our 1,500 capacity entertainment venue and brand new accommodation, Hutton Hub and Student Union, the university is a great place to live and study.
  • 21st-century study facilities – you will have access to our award-winning Learning Resources Centres, which are widely regarded as the best among UK universities. Cutting-edge facilities within our academic schools include: the Law Court, one of the UK’s best-equipped astronomical observatories, a flight simulator, Formula 1 simulator, wind tunnels, environmental and anechoic chambers, a simulated intensive care unit, mock pharmacy, creative studios and digital workshops. You will also be connected to StudyNet, your online university available 24/7 on the web from any location.
  • Employability – your degree studies will provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and experience that employers look for, giving you the best chance of career success. Over 95% per cent of students at the university are in work or further study six months after graduating.
  • Teaching excellence – you will enjoy high-quality teaching, which is independently commended by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Many of our degree courses are also accredited by professional bodies.
  • Flexible study routes – to help you meet our entry requirements, we offer a range of tailored foundation and preparatory courses. These are designed to improve your English language, develop study skills, and build your subject knowledge, before you start your degree.
  • Dedicated International Student Support Team – made up of experienced welfare advisers who can help and advise you on a variety of subjects, including immigration, work permits, and financial and personal matters. They also organise a social programme for international students, which includes trips to other parts of the UK and Europe.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

  • GCSE English language: grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • IELTS: between 6.0 and 7.0 depending on course.
  • Pearsons (PTE) minimum score of 54 (no less than 51 in any band).
  • Indian Standard XII English Language (65% undergraduate/70% postgraduate).
  • IELTS 4.5 to 6 for Pre-Sessional English Course or English for academic studies.

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £11,000 £12,000
Mixed - -
Laboratory £11,500 £12,500
Clinical - -

Bursaries and Scholarships

We offer a number of non-repayable scholarships to international students. These include:

  • Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships. International students may be eligible for a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for 2016–17. The scholarship will be awarded for either £1,000 or £2,000 towards course fees for the first year of study
  • UH Graduate Scholarships. The Graduate Scholarship is available to students who have graduated from a University of Hertfordshire undergraduate degree (either studied in the UK or at a partner institution overseas) and are starting a new postgraduate taught course at the university.

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • The University of Hertfordshire holds an orientation programme for new international students.
  • This includes an airport pick up and a range of practical and social events to help students settle into UK and university life.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university has over 3,500 rooms available on the campus and guarantees accommodation for all new international students joining in September each year that have applied for campus accommodation by the end of August and who already hold an offer of a place at university.
  • The university is currently undertaking an exciting campus development which upon completion in September 2016, will provide a total of 2,500 new bedrooms alongside a further 500 refurbished rooms.
  • There is also accommodation available for students who join the university in January (Semester B) but it is subject to availability.
  • All university-owned accommodation is self-catering, with free internet access in all rooms.
  • In general international students are spread evenly throughout university accommodation, according to their room preferences and availability.
  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation during the Christmas and Easter vacations. However, during the summer vacation there is generally only accommodation on one of the two campuses, so students may have to move during this time.
  • Accommodation costs vary according to type and whether the room is shared or individual. Current costs are between £87.29 and £171.99 a week (2016–17).

Organisations for International Students

  • The university has an International Student Association as well as many individual country clubs and societies.

Overseas Campus

  • No overseas campus, however University of Hertfordshire degrees are offered in Malaysia.