The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, just 20 minutes by train from London's King's Cross Station. This charming city is the home of Hatfield House, whose history dates back to Tudor times. Princess Elizabeth Tudor was confined in what is now known as "The Old Palace" in Hatfield Park. It was here, in 1558, that she learned that she had become queen. The City of Albans, a predominantly Georgian town that dates back to Roman times, is nearby in Hertfordshire County.
Zarb Exchange Program at
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield, England http://www.herts.ac.uk/
- Description of School
The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is an entrepreneurial university offering excellence in teaching and research. With a student community of over 27,500, including more than 2,000 international students from over 85 countries, the university places students at the heart of its activities. The Times Higher Education ranked Hertfordshire as one of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old. The business school, now the university's largest school (with over 3,500 students), is a vibrant place to study and has an over 40-year history of delivering exciting programs and educating successful graduates.
- Programs Available
Fall (Semester A) (late September to mid-January) – Application due April 1
Spring (Semester B) (late January to late May) – Application due October 1
- Academic Requirements
Students should have sophomore standing for semester-long programs. Summer programs may be available.
- Credit System
A full course load transfers to 15 credits at Hofstra through the European Credit Transfer System.
Accommodations are available on, in off campus apartments and with local families. All arrangements are made through the University of Hertfordshire's Accommodation Office and are subject to availability.
- Peer Support and Integration Activities
To help exchange students settle into life at UH, a free orientation program is offered before the start of each semester. The program provides information on immigration regulations, health care and other personal/financial issues. Evening social events, talks and campus tours are also arranged. Free Heathrow Airport pickup is available for the fall semester and is arranged through submission of the Orientation Program Arrival Form.
- Visa and Insurance Requirements
All students are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa. For more information, students should visit the U.S. Department of State at www.state.gov for links to each country's embassy. There are two different types of study visas for the UK. Tier 4 General Student Visa is required if a student intends to study in the UK for more than six months. The Student Visitor Visa is required if a student's course of study is less than six months and the student does not plan to extend their stay or undertake any kind of employment. Students studying in the United Kingdom for one semester are not entitled to state health care and must arrange their own medical insurance.
- Program Cost
Students pay regular tuition to Hofstra for semester long programs. For the cost of any available summer programs, contact Associate Dean Gioia P. Bales at (516)463-5703.