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The longest established private pathway provider in the UK

Hertfordshire International College (HIC), or as it was originally known Hertfordshire International College of Business & Technology (HIBT), first opened in 2000 in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire (UH), situated on the College Lane Campus. HIC provide undergraduate & postgraduate pathways in the following subject areas for international students onto University of Hertfordshire degree programmes.

  • Animation & Gaming
  • Art & Design
  • Business & Management
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Fashion
  • Film, TV & Music Production
  • Law
  • Life & Medical Sciences
  • Media & Journalism
  • Physics, Astronomy & Mathematics

Only 20 minutes outside central London


Our lively, modern campus sits in the friendly town of Hatfield. It’s welcoming, affordable and one of the safest places to study. There’s plenty to keep you busy in between lectures too. In and around Hatfield you’ll find pubs, clubs, cafés, restaurants, galleries, music venues, museums, shopping centres, sports clubs, historic houses and lots of beautiful countryside. If you love music, you’ll find great gigs here on campus at the Forum Hertfordshire, and big names down the road at the iconic Knebworth House.


We’ve got it all, and when you want more, just hop on a train and head for London. It’s only 20 minutes from Hatfield by train. That’s all it takes to find yourself in the middle of one of the world’s biggest, most vibrant cities. Home to more than 270 nationalities and 300 languages, it’s a thriving international city full of art, culture, entertainment and opportunities.

We’re also within easy reach of London’s Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports, with fast transport links that make life easier for international students. During orientation week, we often offer airport collection too.

A modern and dynamic educational experience

By choosing to study with HIC, you will have access to a wide range of courses and an exciting choice of modules – all designed to prepare you for your chosen degree. Located on the vibrant and modern University of Hertfordshire campus which is located in the centre of Hatfield, HIC provides you with the opportunity to make friends with other students from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

HIC’s academic and support staff are committed to your success and will work with you as you prepare for the challenges and rewards of study in an ambitious and world-class UK university. HIC is here to prepare you for life’s challenges, as well as providing support by helping you settle in the UK and ensuring you are equipped for the commitment to study and pass your degree.