University of Liverpool

Rank 29
Location Liverpool, England
Established 1881
International Students 26.8%
Famous Courses Computer Science, Architecture, Engineering, Chemistry
International Fees £14,300-32,400
Key Information
Location Liverpool, England
Established 1881
Famous Courses Computer Science, Architecture, Engineering, Chemistry
International Fees £14,300-32,400


The University of Liverpool provide thousands of International students with an amazing, life-changing University experience, in a wonderful city with a global reputation for sport, music, architecture and culture. The University is the original ‘red brick’ university, one of six universities founded in the major industrial cities of England in the late 19th and early 20th century, and also a member of the prestigious Russell Group.

The University of Liverpool is considered one of the best higher education institutions in the world and is home to 22,000 students in total. 94% of graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating, with more than 75% of graduates receiving a First or 2:1.

Liverpool offer personalised entrance support into the UK for international students and the student/staff ratio is the 8th best in the Russell Group. The University is ranked 13th in the UK for services and facilities spend per student, and the University are one of the top 25 most targeted universities by leading graduate recruiter organisations in the UK (High Fliers Research).

The University has two campuses, one within the city of Liverpool and a pioneering global joint venture partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University in Suzhou, China. Liverpool is also the only UK university with full clinical education coverage in Biosciences, Clinical Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Tropical Medicine.

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Services for International Students

The University of Liverpool offers a free transport service from Manchester International Airport to Liverpool for new international students arriving at the start of the academic year. Liverpool offers pre-sessional English courses for up for 40 weeks as well as free in-sessional English language support for either general or specific issues. Academic English classes and one-to-one support are also available.

The University's international support team runs a welcome programme each year which covers all the basics of living in the UK, including talks on UK life, campus tours and help with tasks such as opening a bank account or registering with a doctor, as well as social events.

Life at the University of Liverpool isn’t just about academic excellence, with over 200 student-run societies and numerous volunteer projects providing great opportunities for students to develop both personally and professionally. It is no surprise the University’s Guild of Students was voted the UK's best Student Union at the NUS awards 2016 and Whatuni? voted the University winner of the student choice award for best ‘City Life’ 2018. The city of Liverpool with its global reputation for sport, music, architecture, culture and friendly people is also one of the most cost effective student cities in the UK.

The Student Administration Centre helps with registration, fees, documentation, loans, grants and exams, and an International Support Team specialises in providing support to all international students from immigration issues, work permits, finance and funding to academic and personal problems.



  • 29th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 59th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 181st in the QS World University Rankings 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.

The University is ranked 20th in the UK for research power and seven subjects are ranked in the top 10 in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 with both Chemistry and Computer Science ranked number one in the UK. 81% of research is ranked ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

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.


Undergraduate first-year Unconditional Firm and Conditional Firm students are guaranteed accommodation at the University of Liverpool or within University Approved accommodation, so long as you apply before 31st July 2020.

Undergraduate students can choose catered accommodation, which for a few pounds extra per week will include a choice of full English breakfast or continental buffet breakfast, fruit, soft drinks and a 3-course dinner. University room rents cover your private study bedroom, utility bills, insurance for your belongings, broadband and use of communal areas.


Liverpool is a major port city in the north west of England, famously associated with its passionately supported football clubs and the Beatles. Liverpool is well known for its inventions and innovations, particularly in terms of infrastructure, transport, general construction, and in the fields of public health and social reform.

Liverpool’s impressive waterfront is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this includes the Albert Dock and the largest group of Grade 1 listed buildings in the UK. Liverpool features more museums, theatres, galleries and listed buildings than any other city in the UK outside of London and the city is 3rd in the ‘Rough Guides’ list of top 10 destination cities in the world 2014.


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  • Sir Dawda Jawara (First President Prime Minister of The Gambia)
  • Amha Selassie (Last Emperor of Ethiopia)

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