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Here you will find important information for Japanese students on entry requirements and support through the application process.

The University of Hertfordshire offers a welcoming community of over 3,800 international students from more than 100 countries worldwide.

Entry requirements

We typically require the following qualifications from Japanese students:

Point of entryAcademic requirements *Language requirements * +
FoundationJapanese Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with good gradesIELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any band
Undergraduate (year 1)Recognised Foundation programme, A levels, IB or USA high school curriculum with good grades (for details of required A level / IB scores please refer to the individual course pages, or for USA requirements please refer to the USA country page)IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band
Postgraduate taughtJapanese Bachelor degree with 60% or aboveIELTS 6.0 or 6.5 (depending on course) with no less than 5.5 in any band

*Some courses may vary and/or have specific requirements – for details of the entry requirements for your course, please see our course pages or contact us to check your qualifications. Please note that all applications are assessed on an individual basis.

In Country Office

Hannah Oh

Regional Manager: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines

Unless you are applying through an authorised representative of the University, your main contact at point of application will be our UH Pacific team.

The UH Pacific team can provide tailored counselling and assistance to prospective students and their parents on all aspects of studying at the University of Hertfordshire and the UK, including advice on application processes and documentation, pre-departure briefings, assistance with visa applications and help with securing University accommodation.

You can contact Hannah at h.oh@herts.ac.uk.

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