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The University of Hertfordshire is an ambitious and entrepreneurial university and was recently awarded the prestigious Times Higher Education ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ award. It offers excellence in teaching, learning and research and our students are at the heart of everything.

It is the country’s leading business-facing university with a strong focus on the employability of graduates. It provides students with the knowledge, practical skills and experience that employers look for, giving them the best chance of career success. Producing highly employable graduates who are in demand for their knowledge, skills and competence is a priority at the University of Hertfordshire.

With over 27,200 students, including more than 2,800 from overseas, representing more than 85 countries, the University of Hertfordshire is a truly international community.


It offers over 500 courses in a fascinating range of subjects such as Art & Design, Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Computer Science and Engineering, Humanities, Law and Education, Pharmacy, Psychology and Biosciences, all at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Business-facing university

The university’s courses are developed in consultation with business, industry, the professions and the public sector. Their high vocational content means graduates from the University of Hertfordshire are more ‘work-ready’ than many other graduates qualified in their area of expertise. On graduation students have everything they need for a satisfying career – a professional qualification, life skills, practical experience and an ever growing network of contacts, which includes a worldwide family of over 160,000 alumni.


First-class study facilities are on offer, including the award-winning Learning Resource Centers which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and specialist subject facilities including an astronomical teaching observatory and a medical simulation center.


The university has the perfect location, just 25 minutes by train from central London in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, and within easy reach of all four of the capital’s international airports.

The university’s two campuses in Hatfield are only ten minutes walk apart and are safe, attractive places to live and study.


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. There’s a variety of accommodation both on and near the campuses and all new international students are guaranteed a room in university accommodation.


The on-campus, 2,000 capacity entertainment facility – The Forum, is an exciting contemporary venue offering the best in live entertainment, bars, shopping and eateries. The Sports Village boasts some of the best university sports and fitness facilities in the UK. Students at the University enjoy a vibrant social life with a thriving range of clubs, societies and Students’ Union event as well as a first class educational experience.

If you are interested in studying at Hertfordshire University, please contact one of our Across The Pond Advisors for free guidance and support.

Student Population:   27,200

County Population: Hertfordshire 1 Million

Date of Establishment: 1952

Location: Hatfield, 20 minutes north of London by train

Schools of study include Business, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering and Technology, Health and Social Work, Humanities, Law, Life & Medical Sciences and Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics

Cost of Tuition:

  • Undergraduate courses: from £11,350 per year (2017/18) 
  • Graduate courses: from £12,100 per year (2017/18) 

Estimated Living Costs:  between £760 and £960 per month

Partner Universities Support Across the Pond Scholarships

Across the Pond is very pleased to announce the Across the Pond Scholarships!

Twelve of our partner universities have very generously allocated funds for Across the Pond applicants, totaling over £130,000 worth of award money for Across the Pond students exclusively. Because these scholarships are exclusive to students using Across the Pond’s services, the chances of obtaining an award are quite high. We strongly encourage students to apply!

The participating universities are as follows:

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