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Welcome to students from USA

Here you will find important information for American students on entry requirements, who to speak to and when and where you can meet our representatives in your country. For support through the application process or if you have any questions, please contact us.

The University has a large community of more than 2,800 international students from more than 85 countries worldwide.

Popular subject areas for American students at the University include:

Entry Requirements

We typically require the following qualifications from American students:

Point of Entry Academic Requirements * Language Requirements * +
Foundation High School Diploma with a minimum overall average of 2.0 SAT or ACT
Undergraduate (year 1) High School Diploma with a minimum overall average of 3.0, 2 Advanced Placement (AP) with a minimum score of 3.0 SAT 550 in each band Or ACT 25 in each band
Undergraduate (year 2/3) There are no agreed progression routes, but if you're interested in applying to the University after part completion of a degree or completion of a diploma, applications will be individually assessed. SAT 550 in each band Or ACT 25 in each band
Pre-masters Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with less than GPA 2.5 out of 4 SAT 550 in each band Or ACT 25 in each band
Postgraduate Taught Completion of a 4 year bachelors degree with GPA 2.5 out of 4 SAT 550 in each band Or ACT 25 in each 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.

+For details of accepted English language qualifications please see our How to Apply page.

Apply for Financial Aid

The University of Hertfordshire accepts FAFSA Financial Aid loan applicants. The University's Federal FAFSA School Code is G10525. Our application process for US Loans opens on 27 June 2016.

There are some programmes which are not eligible for US Federal Loan funding. These include Nursing, Foundation Courses, distance learning courses and study periods based in the US as part of your research degree (excluding a 1 year writing up period). This list is not exhaustive and subject to regulation change.

If you wish to apply for a loan for 2016/17 please follow the six step application process below once you have had an offer from our admissions department.

  1. Complete your FAFSA. You can make an online application via FAFSA Financial Aid Loan
  2. Complete your Plus Loan Request if applicable
  3. Complete your Master Promissory Note(s) (MPNs) and credit check if applying for a Plus Loan
  4. Complete your entrance counselling
  5. Complete the University of Hertfordshire US Loan Eligibility Questionnaire.  Please open our online form with one of the following browsers: IE version 11, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Please also see guidance notes for completing the online form
  6. Email a copy of the following documentation to
  • Copy of your FAFSA
  • Copy of your Direct Loan MPN
  • Copy of your Plus Loan MPN and completed credit check if you have applied for a Plus Loan
  • Copy of your entrance counselling
  • Copy of your passport photo page

Once your loan has been approved you will be sent a loan award letter. This must be taken to your visa interview when applying for a student visa.

We are also able to accept applicants from the post 9/11 GI Bill programme. You can make an application via GI Bill.

Financial aid is also available from Sallie Mae as a private student loan.

Please note, the deadline for all US loan applications is August 2017.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact

Our representative in the USA

We work with the following local representative in the USA. They will provide you with detailed information about the University and its programmes and can offer practical assistance throughout the application process.

There will be a £50 administration fee to change your representative.

Study Across the Pond
Tel: +1 (702) 318-7127 901

Meet us in the USA

We're delighted to let you know that the University does visit the USA. See our forthcoming country visits.