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Here to support you

We understand that thinking about going to university can be a bit daunting to get your head around, so we're here to help guide you through the process, whether it’s by highlighting the key dates you need to know or offering you top tips and guidance to support you in finding your ideal course and university.

What to do and when


2024 entry
Not applied yet? Beat the rush of Clearing and submit a new UCAS application. If you’ve already applied using all five choices but hold no offers, you can apply via UCAS Extra. UCAS Extra opens on 28 February and is another chance for you to gain a place.

2025 entry
You might be thinking about what course you want to study and what it is you’re looking for in a uni.


2024 entry
If you’re already a Herts applicant, you’ll be invited to our applicant day. You’ll meet your new uni friends, your tutors, get a taste for your course and picture what your future at Herts could really be like. We’ll send you an invite as soon as bookings open - so keep an eye out for that exciting email!


2024 entry
Starting in September? Now is a great time to apply for student finance, send in your application before the May deadline to ensure you receive your loan by the start of term.

2024 and 2025 entry
If you’re still thinking about your university options, why not visit our next open day on 27 April to get a feel for our vibrant campus and a taste of your course?


2025 entry
Start researching your subjects of interest in more depth, and finding out what it really is that you might like to study at Herts. Explore our career-focussed courses on offer for 2025 entry.


2025 entry
Our Year 12 Taster Day is designed to give you a taste of what university life is like. If you’re starting to think about university, come and visit us. You'll have the opportunity to attend taster lectures and workshops, student talks and interactive Q&As with current students and staff. You'll be able to register on our website at the end of April.


2024 entry
If you’re looking to start university this September, you have until 4 July to apply through UCAS Extra.

Our handy guide will help you through the application process.  Or you can also chat to our current students and staff members who’ll be happy to help you with any of your questions about your chosen course.


2024 entry
A-level results day is on Thursday 15 August.

In Scotland, SQA results are due to be released to students on Tuesday 6 August.


2024 entry
Secured your place at university? You’ll be heading off on your new adventure!

2025 entry
Start exploring your subject of interest that much further, it's a good time to compare courses and different universities. Our guide and bitesize video will help you write a strong personal statement.

Our top tips for choosing the right uni


Make a list of possible courses and universities you’re interested in

Think about what subjects you enjoy now, what you would like to learn about at a higher level, and what your future career goals are. This will help you decide on your priorities, and once you have an idea, you can do your research and look into more course details such as module choices and flexibility.

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Make a list of what you want from a university

Think about whether you want to stay close to home or move further away, set out the sports or social activities you would like to get involved in and create an ideal list of what you would need and what it would be great to have. Once you have this, you can start comparing universities and start to think about where you see yourself fitting in.

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Visit universities

There’s no better way to get a feel for a university than stepping onto its campus. See our campus in full swing at an open day or by taking a tour, guided by current students. You'll have the chance to get hands on at course taster sessions, tour our fantastic facilities and accommodation, and ask all the questions to help you decide if you could feel at home at Herts!

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Chat to current university students

What could be more insightful than chatting one on one with actual university students? You’ll be able to find out all about their experiences, what they love about their university or their course, and they’ll happily give you advice on things they may have wished they had known before applying or studying at university.

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Look after your wellbeing

Don’t forget to look after yourself, and get the support you need from family and friends. Making a big life decision doesn’t have to be done on your own!

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Rest assured that it's not too late to apply to start university this September

If you’ve already submitted a UCAS application but aren’t holding any offers, you can apply via UCAS Extra from 28 February. If not, you can still submit a new UCAS application now to beat the rush of Clearing. That means there’s still time to get yourself a university place for this September.

Your questions answered

UCAS Extra is another chance for you to gain a place at university. If you used all five of your choices on your original UCAS application and you’re not holding an offer, you’ll be able to add another choice using Extra from 28 February.

If you did not use all your choices in your initial application, you don't need to use Extra, you can just sign into your application and add another choice, as long as it’s before 4 July, and you’ve not accepted or declined any offers.

If you haven’t already applied yet, you can still submit a new UCAS application now to beat the rush of Clearing.

Visit our course pages to learn more about entry requirements, from what A level, BTEC or T Level results you need, and if your chosen course has any specialist requirements you’ll need to meet.


We offer a range of non-repayable scholarships recognising academic achievements and individual talents to support you during your studies.


We offer a £1,500 means-tested bursary scheme to help you with the costs associated with going to university. Eligibility is based on your household income.

Head on over to our application guide to find out more about applying to Herts via UCAS.

If you’ve made an application for a non-interview/portfolio course and submitted all of the relevant information needed, you will usually hear back from us with a decision in 10 working days. If we have to request any further information from your application, we will provide an update within 10 working days of receiving the requested information.

If you’ve applied to a course that requires an interview/portfolio, we will contact you within 10 working days of applying to confirm your next steps (either arranging an interview or requesting your portfolio). After your interview or portfolio review, you will hear back from us within a decision within 10 working days of your interview date/ portfolio submission.

If you want to find out more about your chosen course or what it’s like studying at Herts, you can always message our current students who will be happy to share their experiences with you.

If you need to discuss anything more specific, you can email our friendly team on