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Do I Have to Pay Tuition Fees When Going Abroad?

Tuition fees when studying abroad

You will not be required to pay tuition fees to your host university. However, there may be additional fees which host university students pay that you may incur. For example, society membership, accommodation deposits, equipment hire, health insurance and semester fee (which includes free public transport). This is different for each university and you will need to research this when considering where you want to apply.

Fees payable to The University of Hertfordshire are as follows:

UK/EU students studying abroad for two semesters in Level 5

15% tuition fees

International students studying abroad for two semesters in Level 5

Full tuition fees

UK/EU/International students studying abroad for

one semester in Level 5

Full tuition fees

UK/EU/International students studying abroad

in Intercalated (Sandwich) Year of 4-year degree

Nil fees

Student loans


If you are in receipt of a student loan, you will continue to be eligible for this whilst studying abroad. You may also be eligible for a Student Finance England (SFE) travel grant to help with travel insurance and visa application costs if the period of study abroad is a necessary part of your programme, for example, where it includes the opportunity of a Placement Year. Contact your local Student Finance Office for further information. We will inform SFE that you are studying abroad.
If you know you will be studying abroad next year, we advise you to apply for next year’s student loan as soon as possible.

Student Grants

For all information regarding student grants take a look at the University of Hertfordshire's student grants page

The availability of funding under the Erasmus+ programme in 2021-22 is confirmed, but membership of the programme beyond that is subject to negotiation of the UK trade agreement with the European Union.

You will be eligible for an Erasmus+ grant in Europe in 2021-22 to help with travel and living costs. An Erasmus+ grant is open to all, whatever your nationality and is available for study and work placements. However, it is uncertain whether funding under the Erasmus+ programme will be available in 2023-24 and beyond as it is subject to the outcome of the UK EU exit negotiations.

The amount of grant varies each year and depends on the country in which you are studying and the length of the study period. In 2020-21, the rates of Erasmus+ grant were divided into two bands:

Grants are Euros / month 

Country  Mobility Grant

Montly supplement for Students 

from disatvantaged backgrounds


Higher costs of livign Countries 

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, L

ichtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden

€420 (study)
€520 (work)
€120 (study)
€20 (work)

Lower cost of living countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus,

Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany,

Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta,

Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North

Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia,

Spain, Turkey

€370 (study)
€470 (work)
€120 (study)
€20 (work)

Contact Us

Study Abroad Office

Student Administration Service (SAS)

Today 9:00 - 17:00
Study Abroad Office, Collage Lane Campus
Today 9:00 - 17:00
Study Abroad Office, College Lane Campus