Graduate Exchange Programs-Great Britain

Graduate Studies at the University of Hertfordshire

About the University of Hertfordshire:  
University of Hertfordshire is twenty minutes north of London on the tube (subway).  The university has two campuses, Hatifield and St. Albans of Law. Hertfordshire has a large campus that has a student body of over twenty two thousand students. In addition to a large student body the University of Hertfordshire is well respected in the Untied Kingdom for its academics. Hertfordshire offers graduate courses and are well known for its business department. University Hertfordshire business school offers graduate courses twenty different degrees, and internship opportunities in the metropolis of London. Hertfordshire’s facilities help enhance students academics and introduce them to British culture. The Sport Village on campus offers rugby field and coaching on top of the full equip gym complete with swimming pool. Students can utilize special learning facilities such as a mock courtroom, a flight stimulator, rooms for music and film studies, and much more. Students who are interested to learn more about the University of Hertfordshire can find out more information on their university website.  

Location:  Hertfordshire, England  

Website:  www.herts.ac.uk Student Exchange: www.herts.ac.uk/international-students/

Student Union Website: http://www.uhsu.co.uk/

Academics Available:  Students can view courses descriptions by clicking on UH courses.

Dates to Remember:

Semester

Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

April 30

October - December

Spring Semester

October 17

January - March  

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Inquiry Form.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Ms. Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan. 
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application.
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students studying abroad. There is more information on medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at  http://www.culturalinsurance.com/

Housing Accommodations:  Students can find their accommodation at Hertfordshire.  The university has two campus dorms, Havilland and Lane. Havilland has single room flats that are furnished. Lane campus has flats that are single rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen for each hall. Students need to make housing arrangements with Hertfordshire should they decide to live in either dorm. Students can find information about Hertfordshire housing options, applications, and rent on the university’s website.

Scholarship Opportunity: As UH is a member of BUTEX, students coming to UH will be eligible to apply for the BUTEX International Scholarship Programme 2014. The deadline to apply for these scholarships is 16th June 2014. For more information please refer to the text below from BUTEX:

The Scholarship is open to all international undergraduate students whose period of study abroad is not funded by an ERASMUS grant.  To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university or college which is BUTEX-affiliated.  If you are not sure whether your host institution is BUTEX-affiliated, please see our website (www.butex.ac.uk). This round of applications is for students who have a study abroad placement commencing in either September 2014 or January 2015.  Your place must be for a minimum of one semester. The value of each scholarship is £500 and will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university. 

For further details of how to apply for this scholarship please link to www.butex.ac.uk

Currency:  The current exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Euro can be calculated online at http://finance.yahoo.com/currency

Visa Information:  U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at http://travel.state.gov

Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
www.hpu.edu/studyabroad
Skype: melissa.matsubara