Pre-sessional English and Foundation courses

Student Graduating

At the University of Hertfordshire we have been welcoming international students onto our well-established courses for many years.

We offer expertise in teaching, a supportive learning environment and state-of-the-art facilities for those wishing to prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. On successful completion of our courses, you can progress directly onto your degree course without taking an IELTS test.

For current students, we offer a range of workshops and individual tutorials to support you on your degree programme. Whether you need to improve your academic English or your subject knowledge, we have a course for you.

In order to obtain a Tier 4 student visa to study on our preparatory courses, you must ensure that you undertake one of the new UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) Academic IELTS or Trinity College Tests of English (UK only). We will be unable to accept any other English test providers in light of recent changes made by the Home Office to English language provision. Please visit the Home Office website for details of approved test centres where you may undertake one of the new style SELT IELTS.

International Foundation Programme

International Foundation Programme

IFP prepares you for undergraduate study if you need to develop your Academic English and subject knowledge...

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Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes are short summer and autumn courses designed to fit your needs...

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Academic English and Study Skills Development

Academic English and Study Skills Development

As an international student following a degree programme at the University of Hertfordshire, you are entitled to Academic English and Study Skills support...

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Consortium Partner Hertfordshire International College

Consortium Partner Hertfordshire International College

HIC offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate pathways to the University of Hertfordshire....

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