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University of Hertfordshire

Information for International Students 2014/15 1


My experience of the UK has been really good. The university being located close to London makes it even more special. The most different thing about the UK compared to my home is the cultural diversity. I enjoy meeting people from all around the world and consider myself lucky to have them as my friends

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Contents Why choose the University of Hertfordshire?

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Subject areas

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Tuition fees

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Paying your fees

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Scholarships 8 Living costs How to apply

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Why choose the University of Hertfordshire? Employability Your degree studies will provide you with the knowledge, practical skills and experience that employers look for, giving you the best chance of career success. Teaching excellence You’ll enjoy high-quality teaching, which is independently commended by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Many of our degree courses are also accredited by professional bodies. Twenty-first century study facilities You’ll also be connected to StudyNet, your online University available 24/7 on the web from any location. You’ll have access to award-winning Learning Resources Centres, which are widely regarded as the best among UK universities, as well as stateof-the-art specialist facilities at our schools.

A great location You’ll be only twenty-five minutes from central London, and within easy reach of all four of the capital’s international airports. You’re guaranteed university accommodation in your first year on an attractive, safe campus. Flexible study routes To help you to meet our entry requirements we offer a range of tailored foundation and preparation courses. These are designed to improve your English language, develop study skills and build your subject knowledge. Excellent student support With a strong support network around you, you can focus all your energies on achieving your career ambitions.

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I enjoy the quality of teaching and the tutorials I received from renowned professionals. The best points of studying at the University of Hertfordshire are my course and its facilities

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Subject areas The University of Hertfordshire offers over 500 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level including: • Accounting, Finance and Economics • Aerospace Engineering • Art and Design • Automotive and Mechanical Engineering • Business and Management • Computer Science and IT • Education • Electrical Engineering • English and Preparatory Programmes

• Film, Music and Media • Humanities • Joint Honours Programme • Law • Life Sciences • Nursing • Pharmacy • Physics, Astronomy and Maths • Physiotherapy • Postgraduate Medicine • Psychology • Radiography

I would recommend studying at the University of Hertfordshire to a friend as I have had a tremendous experience as a student

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Tuition fees for 2014/15 The tuition fees below apply to new students joining the University in September 2014 or January 2015 (this includes students progressing from a preparatory programme to a degree in 2014/15). Undergraduate Course

Full Fee

Discount for full payment

Fee after deductions

Undergraduate classroom based

£10,100

£500

£9,600

Undergraduate lab/workshop based

£10,600

£500

£10,100

Please note our undergraduate tuition fees are fixed for the duration of your course. Postgraduate Course Postgraduate classroom based Postgraduate lab/workshop based Research

Full Fee

Discount for full payment

Fee after deductions

£10,800

£500

£10,300

£11,300

£500

£10,800

£9,980-£10,820

£500

£9,480-£10,320

For details of differentiation between classroom and lab/workshop based courses please see our website go.herts.ac.uk/internationalfee Non-standard fees Please note that some of our courses are exceptions to the above tuition fee structure and have a different (non-standard) tuition fee. Please see go.herts.ac.uk/internationalfee for details.

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Paying your fees Tuition fee deposits To confirm your place on your course and enable us to send you your Certificate of Acceptance to Study (CAS), you will need to pay a tuition fee deposit of £5,000. This deposit will be deducted from your overall tuition fee when you register at the University. We encourage you to pay your deposit as soon as possible, to allow us to issue your visa documentation and give you enough time to complete the visa application process. To find out more about applying for a UK visa please visit our website go.herts.ac.uk/international Payment of the deposit should be online using a credit or debit card, in the form of a bank transfer or banker’s draft in pounds sterling made payable to ‘The University of Hertfordshire’. The deposit will be refunded in the event that you do not obtain your student visa to enter the United Kingdom or you fail to satisfy the academic conditions set by the University.

Tuition fees You can pay your tuition fees by two instalments (NB if you choose to pay in instalments, you will not be eligible for the £500 discount for payment in full at registration). Fees can be paid (in pounds sterling) by online payment, bank transfer, banker’s draft, credit or debit card. It can take two to four weeks to open a bank account in the UK, so we recommend you bring a bankers’ draft to pay for tuition and accommodation fees making sure the draft is in the name of the University, not your own name. You should also make sure you bring a small amount of pounds sterling with you for your dayto-day expenses until you have registered at the University and opened a bank account.

The campus has fantastic facilities like the LRC and the social events at the Forum are great

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Scholarships The University of Hertfordshire offers the following scholarships for international students: • Chancellor’s International Scholarship • Graduate Scholarship • Family Scholarship For full details of our international scholarships, including application processes and award criteria, please see our website go.herts.ac.uk/international Chancellor’s International Scholarship The Chancellor’s International Scholarships are achievement-based partial international scholarships, worth £2,000 each. These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who demonstrate outstanding academic potential and the ability to make a significant contribution to the University community. The University offers up to 130 of these scholarships each academic year. All new full-time overseas fee-paying international students with an offer of a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course for 2014/15 entry are eligible to apply for the scholarships, which will be payable in the form of a £2,000 reduction against the first year’s tuition fees. You need to apply for this scholarship separately and only after you have received your offer of a place. Please visit our website for details go.herts.ac.uk/scholarships Graduate Scholarship (20% tuition fee reduction) You are eligible for the Graduate Scholarship if you graduate from a University of Hertfordshire course and progress onto a new postgraduate taught course at the University. You are also eligible if you graduate from a University of Hertfordshire course taught at an institution overseas and progress onto a new postgraduate course at the University. The value of the scholarship for full time postgraduate students is a 20% reduction on the tuition fee. Please visit our website for details go.herts.ac.uk/scholarships 8

Family Scholarship (20% tuition fee reduction) In recognition of the importance of our alumni community to the University, we have introduced a Family Scholarship for the children of our graduates, worth 20% of the first year’s tuition fee for an undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree programme. You need to apply for this scholarship separately and only after you have received your offer of a place. Please visit our website for details go.herts.ac.uk/scholarships Holding more than one scholarship You may hold the Chancellor’s International Scholarship (£2,000) at the same time as either the Graduate or Family Scholarship (20% tuition fee reduction). You may not hold the Graduate Scholarship and the Family Scholarship at the same time. If you pay your fees in full at registration, you are entitled to the £500 discount in addition to any scholarship you are awarded. If you are awarded the Family or Graduate Scholarship, the 20% fee reduction is applied before the £500 is deducted in the case of full payment at registration.


Living costs Accommodation If you are staying in University of Hertfordshire Halls of Residence your accommodation will cost between £70 and £118 per week, or approximately £2,800 to £5,900 per year (depending on the type of accommodation and whether you are studying for a postgraduate or undergraduate degree).

This price will include utilities ie electricity, heating, water and contents insurance, but not food and other living expenses. All rooms have internet connection and are fully furnished. A deposit of £400 is required to secure your accommodation.

Band AA

En suite rooms on de Havilland Campus

£117.67 per week *

Band A

Flats and houses at College Lane Campus

£84.24-£105.35 per week *

Band B

Halls at College Lane Campus

£93.10-£95.62 per week *

Band D

Shared rooms at College Lane Campus or Ridgeview Lodge

£68.67 - £71.40 per week *

*2013/2014 rates Paying for your accommodation For full details of how to book and pay for your university accommodation, please refer to our website: go.herts.ac.uk/accommodation

To help you draw up a budget plan visit www.educationuk.org.uk then go to ‘life in the UK’ section and click on ‘budget planning in the UK’.

Living costs Personal living expenses will depend on your lifestyle but as a general guide, you could expect to pay in the region of between £200 and £300 per week, or approx £7,500 to £14,000 per year (depending on your lifestyle and whether you are studying for a postgraduate or undergraduate degree). You will need to cover various other costs in addition to tuition fees. When calculating your average living costs, remember that postgraduate degrees run for a period of fifty weeks and undergraduate degrees run for thirty-nine weeks.

Alternatively visit www.studentcalculator.org.uk/international which will help you plan and manage your money whilst you are in the UK.

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The University of Hertfordshire is a challenging, interesting, fun, intellectually stimulating, friendly and very supportive environment

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How to apply For details about our entry requirements and how to apply to the University please see our website go.herts.ac.uk/international

If you have a general enquiry regarding applying for a research degree please contact:
 research-degrees@herts.ac.uk

Undergraduate Undergraduate students can apply to the University either via UCAS or through an approved representative. For an undergraduate programme you cannot apply to the University directly.

Contact a University representative in your country Throughout the world, we have representatives who can guide you through the University and visa application and provide you with information and advice about living and studying in the UK. For more details please see go.herts.ac.uk/countries

Postgraduate Postgraduate students can either apply to the University directly or through an approved representative. Research Research students (PhD) can either apply to the University directly or through an approved representative. Research applications should include a research proposal, a minimum of two academic references and an English language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 at point of application. Applications without evidence of English language will not be accepted as conditional offers cannot be made at PhD level. 

 To find out more about research please visit our website for details go.herts.ac.uk/research

(Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this document was accurate at the time of publication (July 2013), the University of Hertfordshire does not warrant its accuracy and disclaims any liability to any third party anywhere in the world (except for death or personal injury arising from negligence of the University of Hertfordshire) for any injury, damage, direct or indirect loss, consequential or economic loss or any other or any other loss suffered as a result if the use of reliance upon the information contained in this document to the maximum extent permitted by law. This disclaimer shall be interpreted in accordance with English law.

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