Accommodation for international students
A comfortable, affordable space of your own where you can relax and study is an essential part of establishing your new life in the UK at the University of Hertfordshire.
As a new student to the University you have a few accommodation options available to you:
- live on campus within the University halls of residence
- live off campus within the private rentals sector.
On campus, or University managed accommodation
Living in a University managed accommodation is a great place to find your feet when you're first away from your home. Most international students take up this option.
When to apply
|Course||When to apply|
|Pre-sessional English courses||Check the accommodation webpage for information on when to apply.|
|Courses starting in Semester A||Submit your accommodation application as soon as possible and ensure you have this arranged before you travel to the UK. The accommodation application process opens in the spring.|
|Courses starting in Semester B||Due to the high volume of interest for Semester B, unfortunately we cannot guarantee on-campus accommodation for January.|
Before you apply for accommodation, you should know:
- you will only be made an accommodation offer once your course offer is both academically and financially unconditional
- we are not able to offer short term accommodation
- we do not provide accommodation for families.
Renting privately off-campus
If you want to live off-campus, please ensure you read our guidance to help you check the accommodation is suitable.
When searching for off-campus accommodation, please ensure you choose a PAL accredited property. This scheme has been created in partnership between the University of Hertfordshire and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. It is a voluntary scheme which recognises Landlords and Letting Agents who provide safe and well-maintained private accommodation.
The University is only allowed to recommend PAL accredited properties to Students, as these Landlords and Letting Agents are adhering to a specific Code of Practice and we want to ensure Students find good quality homes within the Borough.
If you require further advice and guidance with regards to living off-campus, please contact the Community Liaison & Support Officer (Dean of Students Office) via Community@herts.ac.uk.