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Academic Intake: January 2021

Updated 8 December 2021

Latest UK Government COVID-19 Updates: www.gov.uk/coronavirus


 HIC at the University of Hertfordshire is committed to supporting staff, students and applicants through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the UK has seen huge progress with regards to the vaccination programme, we continue to review all UK government guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students.


January 2022 intake

We are looking forward to greeting both new and returning students for our January intake. We must, however, continue to be mindful of the latest UK government guidance, which varies depending on whether you are travelling from a red list country, and whether or not you are fully vaccinated. You can read the latest guidelines here on what to do before you travel to the UK and what to do when you arrive, according to your individual circumstances.


Government guidance

  • Travel to England from another country


  • Red list countries


  • How to quarantine after international travel




 Travelling from a country on the red list

Managed quarantine hotel accommodation is required for students who travel from, or through, a country on the government red list (at the time of travel).

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test – you must take the test in the two days before you travel to England
  • book a quarantine hotel package, including two COVID-19 tests
  • complete a passenger locator form

When you arrive in England, you must quarantine in a managed hotel and take two COVID-19 tests.

You must do this even if you are fully vaccinated.


Travelling from a country not on the red list

If you’re fully vaccinated, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test on or before day 2 after you arrive in England. If the test result is negative, you can end your quarantine immediately. If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for 10 full days.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must quarantine for 10 full days.


Quarantine support

 To support international students travelling to the UK for our intake in January 2022, we will refund £1,000 of the quarantine fee outlined by the UK government’s latest quarantine travel guidance.


Managed quarantine hotel accommodation is only required for students who travel from, or through, a country on the government red list (at the time of travel) and so is not relevant to all. Please carefully review terms and conditions stated below.


  • Applicable for new students joining HIC in January 2022.
  • HIC will only refund the cost for the student, not for any partners, spouses
  • or dependents.
  • Only applicable to new students arriving in the UK from a red list country (as stated by gov.uk on their date of travel).
  • Full deposit payment must be received by the college payment deadline (or 17 January 2022, whichever is sooner) in order to be eligible for the claim.
  • Discount will be applied to second semester fees. If studying a one-semester programme, you will receive a refund of the £1,000 at the end of your semester.
  • No upfront reimbursement or cash alternative will be offered.
  • A receipt, evidencing the full payment for UK government-managed quarantine facility, must be provided in support of the claim.
  • Students must arrive in the UK and enrol (in-person or online) by the final enrolment deadline of 7th February 2022 (for undergraduate and for postgraduate).
  • This quarantine package can be combined with another Navitas/college scholarship.


Study modes

 For new students unable to travel to Hertfordshire due to your country being on the red list, for the start of our January intake, we will be offering our programmes online. The UK Home Office has confirmed that, if unable to travel, you are allowed to study online from your home country until 6 April 2022. However, as we are prioritising in-person teaching on campus, we do recommend you travel to the UK as soon as is safe to do so, and transition to face-to-face at the earliest opportunity.


Q: I have accepted my place for January 2022 and want to know the enrolment process?

In line with COVID-19 safety measures, HIC is carrying out the January 2022 orientation and enrolment process fully online.


Instead of enrolling face-to-face, you are asked to complete an enrolment questionnaire and then submit documents via email. The online enrolment forms will be live shortly.


If you have any questions with regards to enrolment, please email hic.collegeservicesHIC.@hic.navitas.com.


Q: I already have an offer and have questions about next steps, who do I contact?

A: Please send your outstanding documents stated in your offer letter to admissions@hic.navitas.com and our team will get back to you. If you have any specific enquiry or questions we will be more than happy to assist you.


Q: How will I be assessed in the January 2022 semester?  

A: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2021/2022. If you have specific module queries, please contact the HIC College Services Team on college.serviceshic@hic.navitas.com .