Application guide banner 610x414

Application guide

All you need to know to complete your university application

Applying to university is a big step. Our guide will help you to understand the process and key dates, supporting you at every stage of your journey.

International students (including EU students who require a student visa) should refer to the Applying to the University and your UK visa section on this website.

Undergraduate courses

Explore our courses, where you’ll find a wide-range of options from business and law to sport and psychology, animation, engineering and nursing. You can also chat to our current students and staff members who’ll be happy to help you with any questions about your chosen course or if you want to find out more about what life at Herts is like.

September 2024 entry

Make a late (or UCAS Extra) application

For undergraduate courses starting in September 2024 (including extended and foundation degrees), if you didn’t apply by the 31 January UCAS equal consideration deadline (or have changed your mind about the course/university you want to apply to) then don’t worry! There’s still time to apply and start this year, and you can beat the rush of Clearing. Here’s what to do if:

You haven’t already applied to university

If you missed the original UCAS equal consideration deadline of 31 January to make a university application, you can still make a ‘late application’ before the 4 July. Don’t panic though, because making the right choice is important and can take a bit of time.

To find out how to fill in your UCAS undergraduate application, visit the UCAS website.

You have already applied to other universities

If you have used all five of your choices on your original application but you are not holding an offer, you’ll be able to add another choice using UCAS Extra from 28 February. Whether you have received decisions from all five choices and weren’t accepted, or if you declined the offers you received, you have another chance to apply.

To apply via UCAS Extra, simply log onto UCAS and add another choice in UCAS Hub. For more information on how to do this and a step-by-step guide, visit the UCAS website.


Clearing opens on 5 July so we’re here to give you a head start. Find out more about Clearing, how it works and how to make your application.

Don’t forget to use a personal email address rather than a school or college one when applying as this may  become inactive at a certain point and you’ll miss out on vital information from us.

September 2025 entry

For undergraduate courses starting in September 2025 (including extended and foundation degrees), you should submit your application by the January UCAS equal consideration deadline of 29 January 2025. Universities must consider all applications received by this time equally, and do not have to consider applications received after the deadline.

Don’t forget to use a personal email address rather than a school or college one when applying, as this may become inactive at a certain point and you’ll miss out on vital information from us.

Course type Where to apply
Full-timeApply via UCAS or UCAS Extra
Part-timeRead our FAQ on applying directly to the University
OnlineApply directly to study online
Shortened Midwifery BSc or BSc (Hons)Read our FAQ on applying directly to the University
Nursing (Work Based) BSc (Hons)Read our FAQ on applying directly to the University
PGCE teacher training - primary and secondary coursesApply via the Department for Education

Postgraduate courses

Explore our courses, from business and the biosciences to education, health, law, computer science and more. Our career-focused postgraduate programmes will help you achieve your ambitions and reach your full potential.

Course typeWhere to apply
Full-timeApply via the course page
Part-timeApply via the course page
Doctorate in Clinical PsychologyApply via the National Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology
MSc Social Work and MSc Physician AssociateApply via UCAS
OnlineApply via UH Online

Research degrees

Explore our research degrees in the areas of food, global economy, health and wellbeing, heritage, cultures and communities, information and security and space to develop your subject expertise and independent research skills. Herts is now the top ranked post-92 university and is in the top 25% of all universities in terms of research impact (REF, 2021).

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses

Sharpen your skills and specialist knowledge with our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. We offer a wide variety of courses in health and social work, life and medical sciences, creative arts, education and business, from study days to standalone modules and undergraduate and postgraduate post-qualifying degree programmes.

For our CPD and short courses, apply via the UH CPD website.

Frequently asked questions

We are committed to providing transparent information to our potential applicants to assist them when they are deciding which programme to study.

The information published on our transparency page shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

If you have been asked to apply directly to the University, please note the following:

The application form

Download our application form or, for some courses, apply online directly from the course web page.

  • Download the direct application form
    Please note: You must download the application form to your computer before you complete it. If you complete the form in the browser window, the information you have entered may be lost when the form is saved.

Where to send a direct application

When you have completed your pdf application form, please send it to:

Direct applications forSend your application form to
FdA Early
Undergraduate part-time
CPD and short coursesApply via  the CPD  website
Degree Apprenticeships

In some cases, students who are applying to study with us may not have reached the age of 18 years at the time of registration. Although we recognise that all students expect to receive the educational service that they are paying for, students under the age of 18 will not legally have reached the age of adulthood in the UK and so they will still be subject to certain rules and requirements that apply to those under the age of 18 (for example, in relation to safeguarding).

This may have an impact on how the University delivers its programmes: for example, it may present challenges for the University in securing an appropriate range and scope of practice placements, which might cause delays to the programme of study or have financial implications for those under 18.

The University will take all reasonable steps to seek to minimise any disruption to study arising from this.

Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact to discuss your options.

We understand that sometimes a student changes their mind, or their circumstances change which means they wish to change their choice of degree or Higher Education Provider. If this applies to you, we are fully committed to supporting you through this process.