*As the exchange agreement with this university is not programme specific, please check with the exchange coordinator of your department whether you can apply

General Information: An inspirational centre of learning. Our aim is to support our students as they become highly employable, creative, and culturally rich graduates, with the capacity to find employment that will enable them to be agents for change in a connected world.

World-class teaching and learning

  • Research-connected curricula
  • Teaching delivered by leading experts
  • 22,000+ students on campus
  • £800 million investment in our teaching, research and residential estate
  • Awarded TEF gold rating in 2023
  • 29th in The Times Good University Guide
  • Shortlisted for the The Sunday Times University of the Year
  • 36th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 7,700+ international students on campus
  • Dedicated international support team

Visa Requirements: A Student Route visa is the type of visa that most international students at the University will need to obtain before they can start their course.

The University of Liverpool has a licence with the UK Home Office to sponsor international students for visa purposes. By issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to a student, the University is stating that it wishes for the student to be granted a Student Route visa to study here. As a visa sponsor with a Student Route licence, the University has specific duties and responsibilities to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for all of its international students holding any type of visa whilst in the UK.

Prior to applying for a Student Route visa, you need to be sponsored by the University for the specific course you want to study and you need to meet the requirements of the Student Route visa.

More on student visas here


  • If you are staying for the full academic year, you are guaranteed accommodation in University of Liverpool accommodation providing you have applied before 31 July
  • If you are staying for Semester 1 only, you can apply for one of the rooms available in the Study Abroad Villages only (Tudor Close & Melville Grove). Accommodation isn’t guaranteed for Semester 1 students and is limited. You should apply as early as you are able.  Accommodation will be allocated randomly to make the process as fair as possible and offers will be sent out in Mid July once your place is confirmed.
  • If you are staying for Semester 2 only, you are guaranteed a place in University of Liverpool Accommodation, or with our University Approved Providers. There is no specific deadline to apply for accommodation, however, it is best to apply early to receive one of your preferred halls/rooms.  Where possible you will be placed in the Study Abroad Village, however, you also have options to stay in our other halls such as Crown Place, Philharmonic Court and Vine Court. If you wish to take up your place, apply via Liverpool Life.

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