University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

As an international student looking to study abroad, the University of Liverpool presents a blend of quality, prestige, and the unique cultural experience of life in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Established in 1881 as the original ‘red brick’ university, Liverpool has been at the forefront of higher education for over a century, consistently ranking among the top UK universities.

The University of Liverpool is renowned for its research prowess, holding a place among the UK’s leading research institutions. It offers a wide range of undergraduate courses across three faculties: Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

You can access this prestigious institution, opening opportunities for academic growth and personal development. As a member of the esteemed Russell Group, the University of Liverpool maintains a commitment to research-led teaching, ensuring that you’re learning from experts in their field.

Located in the heart of Liverpool, England, the university is part of a lively city known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and friendly locals. International students will find a warm welcome and a home away from home here.

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Life at Liverpool

Student Life at Liverpool

Immerse yourself in an enriching student life at the University of Liverpool, a top-tier UK university that boasts a vibrant mix of academic excellence and cultural diversity.

However, student life at the University of Liverpool extends beyond the classroom. The Guild of Students at the University also opens the door to lots of opportunities outside of your studies, including more than 200 societies for you to join and numerous volunteering opportunities to ensure you develop both personally and professionally. Mountford Hall, also located in the Guild, is one of the biggest venues in the city for live music where you can see some amazing bands. The University is nestled in the heart of Liverpool, a city teeming with history, culture, and a friendly local community. International students will feel right at home amidst the city’s diverse cultural scene, which includes music festivals, art galleries, and a variety of eateries to meet all tastes and budgets.

Careers at Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is passionately committed to fostering the careers and employability of its students. As an international student studying abroad, you’ll be supported by the innovative Liverpool Careers and Employability Team who are dedicated to helping you make the most of your time at university. They work collaboratively to create enriching employability experiences, ensuring that students are at the heart of their initiatives. Whether you’re seeking advice for upcoming interviews or planning your career path, the team provides tailored support.

Studying at the University of Liverpool brings with it numerous career benefits. Supporting you all the way will be the University’s award-winning Careers & Employability Team – one of the UK’s most innovative and dynamic university careers services. So, you can be confident that you are making a sound decision for your future career by choosing Liverpool.

This pioneering approach to employability includes a unique Career Studio, the UK’s first peer-to-peer employability space, led by students, for students with dedicated, highly trained Career Coaches to help you; explore different career options, connect with employers, and apply for suitable roles.

City Life at Liverpool

Studying abroad at the University of Liverpool gives you access to an exciting city life that complements your academic journey. Liverpool, a vibrant and dynamic city, offers a rich cultural scene for international students. The city is renowned for its music heritage, being the birthplace of The Beatles and hosting numerous music festivals throughout the year.

Liverpool also boasts more art galleries, museums, and theatres than any UK city outside of London and a diverse food scene, providing countless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment. Liverpool is also a shopping destination to rival any major city. Liverpool ONE houses 160 shops that are open late into the evening, along with restaurants and a multiplex cinema.

If you want to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city that’s easy too, you can take the famous ferry across the Mersey to get the best view of Liverpool’s stunning waterfront or visit one of the wealth of green spaces and beautiful parks. Liverpool is also sport-mad. Football is a huge part of the city’s culture and identity. Home to not one but two of the Premier League’s biggest football teams, Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Moreover, Liverpool is known for its affordability, making it a practical choice for students. The city’s friendly community fosters a welcoming environment, ensuring you feel at home.

Student Support at Liverpool

The University of Liverpool provides a robust support network to help you get the most out of your studies and make the most of your time at university, ensuring a fulfilling study abroad experience for international students. The Student Experience team in each School can help you with the administrative side of your studies, and signpost you to other services. Your Academic Adviser is a member of the academic staff in your School who can help with any concerns you may have about your studies.

If you’re unsure where to seek help, Student Services will guide you to the right team. From personal health and counselling to money advice, there is a team at the University dedicated to supporting you. Specific support for international students is provided by the International Advice and Guidance Team and for general welfare matters students can contact the Advice and Guidance Team.

Student Accommodation at Liverpool

The University of Liverpool’s accommodation provides much more than just a place to sleep. It’s a ready-made community where you’ll make friends in a safe, supported environment. The university provides a wide array of student accommodation options, ensuring a comfortable and enriching study abroad experience for international students. The university offers over 4,500 rooms in both the city campus residences and the popular Greenbank Student Village, accommodating different budgets and lifestyle preferences.

Each residence offers a unique living experience, including staff and Residential Advisers in each location to support you, fostering a vibrant student community where you can forge lifelong friendships. Whether you prefer the bustling city life or a serene parkland setting, there’s an accommodation option to suit your needs.

Facilities at Liverpool

The University of Liverpool offers state-of-the-art facilities that enhance the quality of your higher education experience. The campus is equipped with an innovative Active Learning Laboratory one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories in Europe, that provides space for engineering students to design, build and test.

For students pursuing science and engineering, the Environmental Sciences department boasts cutting-edge research facilities. The globally connected University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard ’triple crown accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The university also houses a high-performance leading centre for computer science-related research and education. For music enthusiasts, the Department of Music features a suite of new studios, teaching spaces and industry-standard equipment fit for the 21st-century musician.

Sports & Clubs at Liverpool

The University of Liverpool provides some of the best sports facilities and services university life can offer. Club Sport includes 53 different student-led sports clubs for students to engage with during their study abroad experience. Most clubs represent the University in the British Universities and Colleges Sport Leagues (BUCS) with the majority of clubs accepting beginners.

Campus Sport gives you the opportunity to take part in sport at a recreational level. There are internal leagues in football, netball, hockey and futsal. You can also take part in organised group exercise classes including Spinning, Pilates, HIIT, BodyBalance and GRIT to suit all levels of ability.

Sustainability at Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is deeply committed to sustainability and environmental responsibility. It has set forth a robust Sustainability Policy, aiming to foster an institutional culture that prioritises sustainable practices. The university’s efforts align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, reflecting its commitment to global change.

The university is using its strengths in teaching and research to drive forward solutions to climate change and environmental sustainability.

Specific targets include achieving net zero carbon by 2035 and demonstrating a proactive stance towards climate resilience. By choosing to study abroad at the University of Liverpool, international students join a community dedicated to creating positive environmental impacts. The university’s Environmental Management System further ensures compliance with environmental standards.

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University of Liverpool Undergraduate Global Advancement Scholarship

The Undergraduate Global Advancement Scholarship is specifically designed for high-achieving international students who will be commencing their undergraduate studies in September 2024, allowing students to earn up to £5,000 off their undergraduate tuition fees. NCUK students who achieve AAA in their International Foundation Year will automatically have £3,000 deducted from their first-year tuition fee. Click here to find out more.

Partner School Award

The University of Liverpool is delighted to offer students at selected NCUK Study Centres the opportunity to receive the Partner School Award. This award is a £2,000 scholarship offered to all students who register at the University of Liverpool on an undergraduate degree course (non-clinical) from the below NCUK Study Centres:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tunisia

The Partner School Award can also be combined with the Undergraduate Global Advancement Scholarship (listed above), where students are eligible (based on meeting the academic criteria). This could lead to a total scholarship value of £7,000 across their degree. The Partner School Award will automatically be applied by the University’s Admissions team – no separate application is required. This scholarship is available for NCUK students who are applying to study at the University of Liverpool in the 2024-25 academic year only.

Additional Scholarship Options

To find out about further scholarship options at the University of Liverpool, please click here.

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