With a rich heritage stretching back to 1881, the University of Liverpool is the original ‘redbrick’ university. A founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, the top 24 research-led institutions in the UK, we are associated with nine Nobel Laureates. We are a global university with pioneering partnerships all over the world. Our research power is ranked 20th in the UK’s most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), with seven subjects ranked in the top 10 in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research. Our Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold the gold standard ’triple crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and our MBA is included in The Economist’s Which MA? which lists the top 100 MBA programmes in the world.
Located at the heart of the world-famous city of Liverpool, the University of Liverpool will provide you with an amazing, life-changing, student experience in a diverse international community. Our excellence in teaching, learning and research, first-class facilities and outstanding support places us in the top 200 universities in the world.
With more than 75% of our graduates achieving a First or a 2:1, it is no surprise that we are one of the top 25 universities in the UK targeted by leading graduate employers (High Fliers 2020). We also offer supported entrance into the UK, and dedicated Careers & Employability advisors for international students, to enhance student success.
Of our 27,000 students on campus, more than 8,000 are international and EU students from over 130 countries. We offer a huge range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across our three faculties. Many of our undergraduate programmes include a year in industry, and the School of Electrical Engineering and Electronics and Computer Science offers a number of two-year master’s programmes which include an invaluable year-long industrial placement.
The University of Liverpool also offers a range of scholarships for self-financing international students.
Fees and Finance
Students from outside of the UK pay international fees but many programmes are competitively priced and include a year in industry. Undergraduate fees range from £18,000 to £23,75 (excluding clinical degrees in Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science), whilst postgraduate fees range from £18,950-£28,000.
Services for International Students
The University offers a comprehensive range of support services for international students, starting with a friendly welcome as you arrive in the UK via our Meet and Greet airport transport service at Manchester airport. All new international students are also invited to attend an exciting programmed of orientation and welcome events to help you adjust to life in Liverpool as effortlessly as possible.
The University’s International Advice and Guidance team offers a central point of contact for international students throughout your time in Liverpool, providing advice on issues such as immigration, visas, finance, accommodation and any personal issues you might have. You can also take advantage of a range of free In-sessional English language support throughout your studies provided by the campus based English Language Centre.
- 33rd in the Times University Guide 2023
- 40th in the Guardian University Guide 2023
- 190th in the QS World University Rankings 2023
- 178th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022
- 101st-150th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021
The University of Liverpool has a worldwide reputation for ground-breaking teaching and research by leading academics that addresses some of the world’s toughest challenges.
91% of the University’s research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent as part of the REF 2021. Nine Liverpool research units achieved a top ten ranking for their outstanding impact and 94% of the University’s research impact is now considered ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’.
Liverpool’s TESOL MA is ranked 9th best in the UK in EL Gazette UK University Centre of Research Excellence list, while the MBA programme is featured in the Economics ‘Which MBA?’ that lists the top 100 MBA programmes in the world. More than 75% of students receive a First or 2:1 at the University.
The University provides a home from home for students in a diverse range of exceptional student residences. With over 4,500 single occupancy rooms, students can choose from catered or self-catered options in either of the city campus residences, where libraries, the sports centre and Guild of Students are located. The heart of the city centre is just a 10 minute walk away, and the Greenbank student village, which is set within beautiful parkland about 3 miles from the University campus.
The University’s accommodation provides a ready-made community where you will make friends in a supported, safe, welcoming environment.
Home to over 60,000 students Liverpool is one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK. However living costs can vary considerably depending on lifestyle and choice of accommodation, but usually range from £850-£1,300 a month, (this covers accommodation, food, study costs, phone, travel, social activities).
Home of The Beatles and Liverpool and Everton Football clubs, with more museums, theatres and galleries than any other city in the UK outside of London, Liverpool has a global reputation for sport, music, architecture and culture to explore. It also has an incredible range of shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets and over 250 bars and clubs.
Liverpool is located in the North of England with excellent transport links to the rest of the UK (it takes two hours by train to get to London). Having two international airports so close to the University, Liverpool John Lennon Airport (20 mins from campus and Manchester Airport (approximately one hour from campus) provides great access and daily flights to many European countries, key international hubs and worldwide destinations.
The University has a global alumni community of more than 228,000 graduates located all over the world, including 35 professional academic and social networks. Associated with nine Noble Laureates, the University of Liverpool also has many notable alumni, including:
Tung Chee-Hwa, the first Chief-Executive of Hong Kong
Dame Stella Rimmington the first woman Director of MI5
Dr Ong Teng Cheong GCMG, the fifth President of Singapore
Rose Heilbron QC, the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey
Professor Har Gobind Khorana, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine
James Quincey, the Chief Executive of Coca-Cola