Applying to the University

Student with application form

The deadline for new applications (standard courses) for the September 2016 intake is Friday 12 August 2016.

Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees at the University of Hertfordshire.

How to apply

As an International student, please follow the guidance below to apply to the University of Hertfordshire.

If you are an EU student please refer to our UK/EU How to apply pages

What you need to apply

To speed up the application process, please supply your completed application form PLUS the supporting documentation outlined below. Applying without all the required documents will delay your application.

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts

    1 for undergraduate and 2 for postgraduate study.

  • Evidence of English language qualification

    In order to study in the UK, international students are required to meet a minimum level of English. Our courses also require a minimum level of English Language, this will be represented as an IELTS requirement or equivalent. Visit your country page to find out what equivalent qualifications we accept for English. We also offer English language courses for students who are unable to meet the minimum requirements for our courses.

  • Personal statement

    Your personal statement is your opportunity to show our admissions tutors why you should be given an offer for your course. When considering what to include, think about the following:

    Your reason for applying for the course
    Your reason for applying to UH
    Your reasons for applying to a UK university
    Your career aspirations and how the course fits in with this

  • References

    Please provide two academic references, signed and on headed paper.

  • Copy of passport photo page

    Please provide a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport. If this is not included with your application it is likely to cause a delay when issuing the CAS for your visa application.

  • Proof of sponsorship, if applicable

    Where relevant, include proof of sponsorship i.e. a scanned copy of your sponsor letter.

  • Immigration History Questionnaire

    International students are limited to five years of study in the UK above degree level. Please complete our Immigration Health Questionnaire with all your study and visits to the UK.

Any additional information to support your application should be sent to

Apply by post or fax

A PDF version of our application form is available to download.

Please ensure that the application is completed in full and refer to the guidance notes.

Return the form together with copies of your degree certificate and transcripts and any English Language test results to:

University of Hertfordshire
Admissions Office
Hutton Hub
College Lane
AL10 9AB

tel + 44 (0)1707 284800+ 44 (0)1707 284800 + 44 (0)1707 284800+ 44 (0)1707 284800
fax+ 44 (0)1707 286141

Through a university representative

The University has a network of representatives throughout the world who provide advice and further information about studying at UH. Find out who your country representative is on our country pages.

English language and foundation courses

We also offer a range of English language and foundation courses to suit your needs. Whether you need to improve your academic English or your subject knowledge, we have a course tailored to suit you.

EU students

If you are an EU student please refer to our UK/EU How to apply pages

Entry requirements

Before applying, check whether you meet the entry requirements for the degree course you are interested in.