Start dates for international students
Please be aware that start dates vary by programme and therefore you must only follow the information relating to your chosen programme.
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You are required to formally register on your course to become an official University of Hertfordshire student. Registration takes place in two stages and you need to complete MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) before you begin.
You should complete both stages as soon as you can so you can begin accessing your learning materials.
Engaging with your studies
Aim to be ready to start your course on the start date confirmed in the course registrations and arrivals deadline table. If you experience any issues which prevent you from starting on time, you must be registered and engaging with your studies by the last date to register for your programme.
Engagement with your studies will be monitored, so you must ensure you are fully engaging with your learning materials, lectures and assignments as soon as you are registered. If your engagement is below 80% it may result in you being withdrawn from the programme. You must only swipe in on your own card and do not swipe any other students cards.
Start dates for new international students
The start date for most new international students for our January 2024 entry is Monday 22 January, which includes our free orientation week activities. The table below outlines the start date, latest date to complete both steps of registration, and last date for you to arrive in the UK by.
Being in the UK ready for your course start date is strongly recommended and gives you the greatest chance of successfully completing your course and ensuring you have the best student experience.
Course registration and arrival deadlines
All applicants joining us for January 2024 need to ensure they meet the deadlines for their programme. Use this table for guidance but ensure you make your travel plans with enough time to be ready for your deadline.
You must check your individual course start date on your offer letter as some courses will have slightly different dates. Some courses may start before the orientation week activities.
|Course||Course start date||Last date to register|
|All UG and PG courses unless listed separately||22 January 2024||12 February 2024|
|LLB - Year 1||22 January 2024||29 January 2024|
|MSc Environmental Management||22 January 2024||24 January 2024|
|MSc Environmental Management for Agriculture||22 January 2024||24 January 2024|
|MSc Sustainable Planning||22 January 2024||24 January 2024|
|MSc Sustainable Planning and Transport||22 January 2024||24 January 2024|
|MSc Sustainable Planning and Environmental Management||22 January 2024||24 January 2024|
|MSc Transport Planning (all routes)||22 January 2024||24 January 2024|
|MSc Water and Environmental Management||22 January 2024||24 January 2024|
|Master of Public Health (all routes)||22 January 2024||26 January 2024|
|MSc Physiotherapy||22 January 2024||29 January 2024|
|MSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging (Pre-Registration)||22 January 2024||29 January 2024|
Table last updated 9 November 2023.
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