University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom

Hatfield, United Kingdom

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Hertfordshire Universitys origins date back to 1948 when it wasestablished as Hatfield Technology College. It was only in 1992 that Hatfield Polytechnic was granted thepower to award degrees, and it was after this that the institution was renamed the University of Hertfordshire. The university, today, operates with two main and a few subordinate campuses. The main campuses include College Lane and de Havilland, while sub-campuses include Bayfordbury Campus and Meridian House. Hertfordshire University has academic affiliations with European University Association, University Alliance and Universities UK. The university is counted among the top 100 higher universities in the UK and is particularly acknowledged for its Pharmaceutical department.

Hertfordshire University offers 800+ undergraduate, graduate, certificate and diploma courses through its nine schools, namely, Hertfordshire Business School, Creative Arts, Education, Health and Social Work, Hertfordshire Higher Education Consortium, Hertfordshire Law School, Humanities, Life and Medical Sciences, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science. The QS World University Ranking of the University of Hertfordshire ranges between 801-1000. As per Rookies Awards 2019, put together with the help of 120 influential industry experts, the University of Hertfordshire was recognised as the best in the world for Console and PC - Production Excellence while being recognised as the second-best in the UK for Visual Effects Schools, third-best for Immersive Media - Game Design and Development for Production Excellence and 5th best in the UK for 2D Animation Schools for Production Excellence.

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University of Hertfordshire Facts & Highlights



Type of University

Public, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors - GBP 14,000

Masters - GBP 14,750

Admission Intakes

Summer, Fall & Spring

Average GPA Requirement


Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1210; ACT - 25; IELTS - 6.0; TOEFL - 72; Duolingo - 109; PTE - 51; GMAT - 590

Admission Requirements

Standardised test scores, LOR, SOP, Academic Transcripts

Admissions Deadlines

June 30, 2022

Percentage of International Students

22% (approx)

Size of Campus (in acres)


Alumni Worldwide


Female to Male Ratio

57 : 43

Estimated Average Salary after 10 years

GBP 50,000 (Annual)

Hertfordshire University Rankings

Ranked By






Times Higher Education (THE)






QS World University Ranking 






U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities






ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities







Hertfordshire University Subject Rankings

Ranked By






The Times Higher Education - Business






The Times Higher Education - Computer Science






The Times Higher Education - Engineering 






Hertfordshire University Fees

Here are the tuition fees charged at Hertfordshire University for various qualification levels:

Qualification Level

Annual Tuition Fee (GBP)

Bachelor Courses


Masters Courses


Full Time Research Degrees

13,650 - 24,020

Full Time Research Degrees (distance)

6,930 - 7,565

Part Time Research Degrees

2,795 - 25,000

Part Time Research Degrees (distance)

3,465 - 3,780

Hertfordshire University Important Dates

Hertfordshire University applications shall require knowledge of following dates:


September Intake

January Intake

Application Deadline (late UCAS  application)

June 30, 2022

UCAS Deadline (January)

Session Begin

September 2022

January 2023

Hertfordshire University Admission Process

Prospective international students can apply to the  University of Hertfordshire through two mediums:

  • Direct University Application will allow the students to apply for courses directly to the college. Application deadlines are not mentioned, however, with how simple the process is the application could be completed within a few hours. The required transcripts and other documents are directly uploaded to the online application portal.

  • UCAS Application route can also be opted for by the candidates. Under this option they shall first file the application with UCAS, and only on being cleared and accepted by the authority shall the application be prepped by the authority for college application.

Candidates can choose any of the above two options, while direct application shall cut down the application time, the UCAS option shall help in making an impressive college application with the body’s support.

In both cases the UCAS route is longer, however, the direct route is riskier as the submitted application is quite haphazard and often unchecked. Students are recommended to consult experts to avoid rejection without proper consideration of the applications. 

Documents required for application to Hertfordshire University include:

  • Academic Transcripts

  • English Language Proficiency Proof

  • Standardised Test scores as required by the course 

  • Application Form and SOP

  • LOR(s) 

  • Application Essay and Student CV

  • Passport copy

Hertfordshire University Eligibility Criteria

Qualification(s) Required

Bachelors - SSC XII from CBSE/ICSE/State Board

Masters - Undergraduate Degree in relevant field of course program

Average GPA

Bachelors - 2.0 

Masters - 2.5

English Proficiency Tests


Admission Tests

Bachelors - SAT/ACT (optional)

Masters - GMAT/GRE

Hertfordshire University Scholarships

Hertfordshire University’s prospective Indian students may apply for consideration for both University Awarded and External Grant based scholarships.

University-Awarded Scholarships include:

  • Chancellor’s International Scholarship (GBP 500 - 4,000)

  • UG Tri-Annual Scholarship (GBP 3,000/3,900 - 4,000/5,200)

  • Early Bird Payment Discount (GBP 1,000)

  • Graduate Scholarship - Alumni 20% Discount

  • Study Abroad - 20% Discount

  • Sports Scholarships

External organisations fund following scholarships for international students at Hertfordshire University are:

  • Chevening Scholarship

  • Goa Education Trust Scholarships

  • Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation Loan Scholarships

  • Aga Khan Foundation

Hertfordshire University Placements

The University of Hertfordshire helps its students in their career-related activities through the Careers and Opportunities Office. The Office helps the students in finding internships, proper experience gaining spaces and ultimately their first employment after course completion. The choice is fully independent of any pressure, students may choose to or not enrol with the help of the office.

The highlights of the services offered by the Careers and Opportunities Office at the university include:

  • Work placement for experience is highly recommended by the university due to the higher chances of employability of the students in their future career possibilities.

  • The services are offered to departments of Creative Arts, Physics, Astronomy, Maths, Engineering, Technology, Computer SCience, IT, Business related areas, Humanities, Law, Joint Honors, Life and Medical Sciences.

  • Hertfordshire University hosts a special program for nursing students called the Student Placement Experience Transformation project, where health professionals are connected with students to help them gain an insight and experience of real-life field work.

  • The university  works on a two-way front to connect recruiters and students, inviting students and inviting recruiters. The Careers and Employability department works with employers and invites them to recruit the registered students and the same department has a sub medium of support for recruiters, namely Recruit Our Students. As for students, the portal is called Handshake, and students can build their profile on the same

  • Some of the top recruiters of Hertfordshire University graduates include McLaren, Global Invercom EE, ford, Canon, EasyJet, Bergen Op Zoom, etc.

Hertfordshire University Alumni

The University of Hertfordshire’s Alumni are some of the most privileged ones across the world. These following facts will help understand the statement:

  • The network of more than 160k alumni is often regrouped through virtual or physical events, allowing access to a dynamic social circle of people and level.

  • The institution offers its alumni courses at discounted fees of 20%.

  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for career development.

  • Business start-up support is available for university graduates who are entrepreneurs.

  • Lifelong access opportunities to Learning Resource Centres.

  • Discounted tickets for Hertfordshire University’s hosted events.

  • Access to newsletter and other university based circulations.

  • Some of the notable alumni names of Hertfordshire are Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lisa Lazarus, Luke Scheybeler, Iain Dowie, Alex Goode, Owen Farrell, Helen ledered, Kate Bellingham, Flux Pavilion and Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Hertfordshire University Accommodation

As is the case with many UK universities, there is a choice of off-campus and on-campus accommodation available to international students at the University of Hertfordshire. The University’s student accommodation support can be highlighted in the following ways:

  • There is a range of single occupancy accommodation available in the residential halls of the university. The options range from Studio, Twin, Single, Townhouse, Single ensuite, Standard en suite to  Enhanced. Facilities and prices of each flat differ based on floor are and facilities .

  • Accommodations are available on College Lane Campus which allows access to additional common facilities of gym, sports pitches, library, study centres, social halls, and important administrative services.

  • Shopping availability, cafes and food joints are also in the same College Lane of Hertfordshire University.

  • The terms and conditions of Student Accommodation on campus are governed by the Licence agreement.

  • In case the student chooses off-campus accommodation,  they may approach university administration for support.

  • Under PAL Accommodation Scheme, Hertfordshire has partnered with Hatfield Welwyn borough Council to identify landlords and letting agents who can help in finding safe and secure off-campus private accommodations.

  • Off-campus students  can approach support services at any point during their course in case of any problem or conflict in accommodation related matters.

  • Prices of on-campus accommodation and services are heavily discounted in comparison to off-campus accommodations and related expenses.

Campus Location

University of Hertfordshire

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, UK | +44 (0) 1707 281249 |

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