University Guide

University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire was established in 1948 in Hatfield. It was identified as one of the 25 Colleges of Technology in the UK in 1959. Described as ‘the UK’s leading business-facing university, the University has more than 25,000 enrolled from nearly 90 different countries.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Hertfordshire.

  • Rankings

    The University of Hertfordshire is ranked 87th in the UK out of 122 Universities on the Guardian League Table 2024. The University has also been awarded the Gold-rated Teaching Excellence and Students Outcomes Frameworks, meaning they are of the best quality in the UK.

  • Employability

    Over 96.5% of the University’s students are employed six months after graduating, with 78% of them in professional or managerial roles.

  • Fees

    For undergraduate students from the UK and the EU, the University tuition fees are £9,250 per year. For both international students and students from the EU, all courses are £15,500 for students joining in 2024/2025.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Hertfordshire runs a bursary scheme of £1,000 for eligible students starting their undergraduate degree. Students do not need to apply for this separately, at the University will be able to identify eligible students upon application.


The University of Hertfordshire guaranteed every first-year undergraduate student an opportunity to live in their on-campus accommodation. The campus is home to 4,500 bedrooms which are situated in in either Havilland or College lane. There is a variety of options to choose from, including en-suite bedrooms, townhouses and studio flats. Alternatively, take a look at AFS’s selection of private accommodation.

Students' Union

The University of Hertfordshire is proud of what it does and what it offers to students. Working closely with the university, the Union represents the student voice to make every individual’s experience as good as possible. As well as offering countless societies and clubs, Union offers CV boosting activities such as part-time work, training or volunteering.

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Famous for

The University of Hertfordshire is well known for the impressive research projects it undergoes. 10% of all known planets were discovered by the University astronomers, illustrating the skill of the science and technology departments.


The University’s Assessment Centre Experience has won the prestigious Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence from Advance Higher Education, which simulated a realistic recruitment experience for over 3,000 students.

AFS says

"Hatfield offers the best of both worlds. With Central London only a short train journey away, students can experience life in the capital without breaking the bank".

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