Inbound study abroad
Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences to include within your course, and as many of our students say can be a 'life changing' experience.
You can study abroad in the second, third or fourth years of your course, taking modules at the University of Hertfordshire alongside our own students, and earning credit for your study back at your home university.
- gain first hand experience of UK education.
- have the chance to live in another country and to widen your cultural horizons.
- make new friendships.
- enhance your employability and give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market.
At the University of Hertfordshire we can offer you an individually tailored programme for 1 or 2 semesters, including an orientation and induction at the start of the programme.
We offer a full range of student support services during your stay, from programme advice, academic and personal support, to on campus medical services and religious provision.
We also offer assistance in finding residential accommodation, and the vast majority of exchange students stay in rooms on campus.
We offer exchange opportunities to students from all of our partner universities and your home university must be a partner for you to qualify.
In Europe, our partnerships are under the EU Erasmus programme and organised on a subject basis, whilst outside of Europe agreements normally are institutional and cover most academic subjects. It is possible to exchange for the fall or spring semesters, or for a whole academic year.
You don't necessarily need to speak a foreign language to study abroad.
The University has participated in exchange programmes for over 20 years, so we are well acquainted with the needs and concerns of exchange students.
With many of our partners, we have longstanding relationships, so they can advise you knowledgeably on study at Hertfordshire.
You can select modules from across the University in a single subject area or from several subject areas.
All modules are available, except for a few professionally related modules, principally in health and education. Some modules require prior study, and in this case, you need to have completed a similar module at your home university.
The normal workload of a student at Hertfordshire is four modules per semester, with modules rated at 15 UK credits, that is, 7.5 ECTS or 3 US credits. Some modules, rated at 30 UK credits, span two semesters, and are only open to yearlong exchange students.
Our tutors will help you put together an individual programme of study to meet both your educational requirements and personal interests.
The module catalogue provides detailed information on the modules available and allows you to search by subject area, level of study and keyword.
The University offers modules in the areas of:
- art and design
- business and management
- computer science
- environmental science
- film and media
- life sciences
- sports science
To be an exchange student, you must be an undergraduate student at your home university and have satisfactorily completed at least one year of study.
You should have a sufficient command of English to be able to study in English. We do offer non-native speakers English language support.
To apply, talk to your home university’s office of international programmes. We only accept students nominated by their home university. Once nominated you will receive the relevant application forms by email.
The closing date for September entry is 30 April and for January entry 31 October.
We will send you in due course pre-arrival information, an accommodation pack and joining instructions.
This will include advice on necessary health and travel insurance and visa requirements, if appropriate, for entry to the UK.
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