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College of Arts & Sciences / University of Hertfordshire Semester Abroad Requirements

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Undergraduate Students

Students applying to spend a fall and/or spring semester abroad must have a minimum 2.75 GPA at UNF. Students are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a UNF faculty member and a three page (max) essay explaining the personal importance of this study abroad opportunity. Students may study abroad for up to two semesters.

Transfer Students

Based on when you transfer to UNF, you may not yet have a UNF GPA. If you have a 3.0 transfer GPA we will accept your application for a semester.

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

About University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is a relatively young university on the scene in the UK, founded in 1952 and located only a short distance from central London and the historic city of St. Albans. It started off as a polytechnic institution and over the past twenty-five years has transformed into a comprehensive university with a broad array of program offerings in diverse disciplines. The university is also recognized as the leading business-facing university in the UK, and is focused on developing new and creative approaches to learning, teaching and research with a commitment to adding value to employers, enterprise, and regional, national and international economies.


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Hatfield, United Kingdom

Hatfield resides in the county of Hertfordshire, which is situated just north of London (30-minute train ride) with Essex to the east, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire to the north, and Buckinghamshire to the west. Hertfordshire is also home to St Albans, a predominantly Georgian town that dates back to Roman times, and Hatfield House, one of Britain's most important stately homes and the county's top attraction.

Undergraduate Program

UH offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses across 20 academic Schools. You can search for undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by subject or School, and view full details of course content, structure and entry requirements.


Accounting and Finance Art and Design
Aerospace Engineering Astronomy and Astrophysics
Animal and Equine Management Automotive Engineering
Beauty Management Journalism
Biology Languages
Business and Management Law
Computer Science and IT Management Studies
Construction Management Marketing
Counselling Mathematics
Dietetics Mechanical Engineering
Digital Technology Motorsport
Economics Music
Education Nursing and Midwifery
Electronic and Electrical Engineering Paramedic Science
English Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
Environment Philosophy
Event Management Physics
Film and Media Physiotherapy
Finance Preparatory Studies for International Students
Geography Psychology
Health Radiography
History Social Work
Human Resource Management Sports
Humanities Tourism


University of Hertfordshire Homepage

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Application Material

Submit the following materials directly to Liz Wondell (Building 51, Suite 2500) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • COAS candidate application: University of Hertfordshire (Document will return once ADA Certified)
  • Step by Step Exchange Process for Students (Document will return once ADA Certified)
  • UH Application Guide [pdf] (Document will return once ADA Certified)
  • UH Program Application—Note: complete the pdf version (not the online version) of the application. Do not complete the following sections: Work Experience, Statement by Referee, & Second Choice of Courses. Under Finance and Fee Status, select 'other' & write 'exchange'.
  • UH Class Selection Form—Note: students must take exactly 4 modules (classes) per semester
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos (2 additional photos should be presented at UH orientation)

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


Hertfordshire encourages exchange students to apply early for on-campus accommodation, which is only guaranteed for students spending two semesters at UH. All university accommodations are self catering and meal plans are not available. At College Lane Campus the accommodation is fully furnished with mainly single bedrooms and shared bathrooms/showers. At de Havilland Campus there are fully furnished single study bedrooms. All rooms have internet access. Please note that students will be asked to pay for their accommodation in full on arrival.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester (Semester A) runs from mid-September to mid-January; the spring semester (Semester B) runs from late January to late May. Students attending Semester A may arrange to leave at the end of December and take proctored exams at UNF in January. View the tentative 2011/12 program dates[pdf].

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person - please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).


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Study Abroad Scholarship

You may be eligible for a SAILS study-abroad scholarship. This award provides funding for undergraduate and graduate international educational experiences that enrich academic and individual development. Scholarship recipients may receive either $1,500 to support a short-term (less than ten weeks) international activity or $2,500 for a long-term (ten weeks or longer) international activity.

For more information and to see if you might be eligible to apply, please review the SAILS application.

Additional Information

  • UH Grade/Credit Conversion Scale (Document will return once ADA certified)
  • Estimated Average Costs [pdf] (Document will return once ADA certified) 
  • UH on Facebook
  • UH on YouTube

University of Hertfordshire Contact

Ms. Hieke Hoekstra-Kemp

Study Abroad Office

University of Hertfordhsire

+44 (0)1707 285417


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