We are all about powering our students’ potential. The study abroad experience prepares our graduates to be academically well-rounded with skills and experiences that make them stand out in today’s highly competitive global market.
Our Study Abroad Programme provides you with various academic and personal opportunities through offering up to one year of studying in the UK.
Our main focus is to unlock the full potential of our students. The opportunity to study abroad equips our graduates with a comprehensive education and valuable experiences that set them apart in today's fiercely competitive global economy.
By participating in our Study Abroad Programme, you gain access to a range of academic and personal growth prospects, including the chance to study in the UK for up to one year.
Live an educational experience abroad, discover different styles of education, and foreign languages. Visit new places, cultures, and gain a global perspective while earning credit towards your degree.
Embark on a self-exploration journey, make new friends from around the world, and discover new activities and interests.
Study abroad will help you develop highly valued skills, from independence, adaptability, problem-solving to communication skills, budgeting management, and intercultural communication.
Employers look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students who study abroad develop different skills and show diversity, independence, and problem-solving skills that help them stand out to prospective employers.
1. Send the application and status letter forms to firstname.lastname@example.org, the status letter should be two pages (maximum) summary clarifying the following:
2. Provide a consent letter from the parent/legal guardian. The letter form will be provided by UH-GAF study abroad office.
3. Payment receipt of reservation fees 3,000 pounds.
The amount is refundable upon return from abroad or if not selected or in case of withdrawal before the deadline (5th of March if you are applying for one year long), and (5th of September if you are applying for one semester, semester B). The fees are non-refundable in case of withdrawal after the deadline.
4. The panel will shortlist students who meet the criteria outlined in point (1).
5. Shortlisted students will be interviewed by a panel chaired by the President/Provost (or delegate) and will include one subject specific specialist, the designated study abroad Coordinator at UH-GAF, and a representative from the programme at UH (normally the Collaborative Partnership lead).
6. The final nomination list will be forwarded to UH, to allow the transfer process to be initiated (transfer of registration, accommodation arrangements, visa issuance, etc)
7. Successful candidates will be notified by email.
Students attending one semester will apply for standard visa (duration of 6 months or less). Click here for more information
Students attending full year study abroad, will apply for Student Visa (for duration more than 6 months). Click here for more informationVisa requirements are subject to change without prior notification. It is vitally important to make certain you have the most current information.
All required documents will be received from UH-GAF study abroad office.
No, we have a student exchange agreement with UH so your fees will continue to be paid to UH-GAF and you will not be required to pay tuition fees at UH.
According to the student exchange agreement with UH, you won't need to cover the cost of accommodation at UH, and your fees will still be paid to UH-GAF.
In principle you can continue your studies at UH but this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by UH and will require a full transfer of registration to UH and also full fees to be paid to UH for the remaining period of study. It will also be subject to UK visa requirements.
Enjoy your stay at Hatfield and experience the various entertainment available. Dine at Harps field Hall 0.7 miles from Campus; enjoy shopping at The Galleria outlet 0.7 miles from Campus; visit Hatfield Park 1.4 miles from campus and lots more besides to discover.
The University shuttle bus is a free service between The Forum on College Lane campus and de Havilland campus. For more details:
Ask Herts travelling to campus page.
The University has its own bus company, Uno. Uno runs local buses throughout Hertfordshire and into North London. Discounted tickets are available. You must show your ID card to get the discounted rate. Please visit the Uno website for timetable information, the app and other routes.
Discover many London attractions: the Tower of London, Thames cruise, London Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers – 1 day River Roamer, 1-Day Bus Tour.
You can also make 1 day trip to Paris and other neighbor countries (Schengen Visa needed) and have the best shopping experience in Oxford Street. For more information: https://londonpass.com/en-us/london-attractions
You will need to take out personal travel and health insurance for your period in the UK.This cost will be borne by the student.
The Insurance will be included in your Visa cost.
You can book your stay in a Hall of Residence at UH, but you can also stay locally and UH will assist you in this process. Accommodation costs will vary according to whether you are in university accommodation or private accommodation.
For reference, the current costs of student accommodation in Halls of Residences can be found at: https://www.herts.ac.uk/life/student-accommodation
Before you travel to the UK, you need to bring enough funds to cover the cost of living, in terms of everyday expenses, including accommodation fees. Cost of living will vary according to your accommodation choice and your everyday expenses depend on your lifestyle, preferences, and activities.
A guide to living costs in the UK is available from UH at:
Cost of living | International University of Hertfordshire (herts.ac.uk)