College of Arts & Sciences / University of Hertfordshire
Semester Abroad Requirements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Hertfordshire Homepage
Submit the following materials directly to Liz Wondell (Building 51, Suite 2500) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
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.
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].
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).
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.
Ms. Hieke Hoekstra–KempStudy Abroad OfficeUniversity of Hertfordhsire+44 (0)1707 285417
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