The University of Liverpool welcomes hundreds of students every year on Study Abroad. To ensure that you have a successful academic experience, we do have some important entry requirements.

All non-native English speaking students must be able to show that they have suitable command of the English language. Please check our English Language Requirements at the end of this page before applying.


Students from Erasmus+ (EU/EEA) exchange partners

  1. You must be from an Erasmus+ (European) Partner University.
  2. You must be in good academic standing at your home University.
  3. You can be in any year of study. Note that we strongly discourage students from coming to Liverpool in their final year, unless they come for Semester One only.

Students from Worldwide exchange partners

  1. You must be from a Worldwide Partner University.
  2. You must have a GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) or above.
  3. You can be in any year of study. Note that we strongly discourage students from coming to Liverpool in their final year, unless they come for Semester One only.

Visiting Study Abroad Students

  • You must have a GPA (or equivalent) of 3.0 or above.
  • You can be in any year of study. Please note however that we strongly discourage students from coming to Liverpool in their final year, unless they come for semester one only.
  • You must be able to cover living costs and the Study Abroad tuition fee. See Fees & Dates for more information.

English Language Requirements

All non-native English speaking students must be able to show that they have suitable command of the English language. 

Students studying at the University of Liverpool for less than 6 months may submit a letter from their home university confirming their level of English. Students may use this English Qualification Form as proof of their level of English, and can upload this completed form to their application in lieu of a formal qualification.

The University of Liverpool accepts, amongst others, the following qualifications:

FacultyHumanities and Social SciencesScience and Engineering   Health and Life SciencesExceptions: Clinical programmes - Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary ScienceHealth Sciences - Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Radiotherapy, OrthopticsExceptions: Geography, Planning and Carmel College BA, BSc, Mplan
IELTS Academic requirement (SELT and non-SELT) 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component 7.0 with minimum 7.0 in each component 7.0 with minimum 6.5 in each component 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component
TOEFL iBT requirement (TOEFL Special Home Edition is accepted for 2020/21 entry) Minimum 88 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19

Minimum 78 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19

Minimum 88 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19 Minimum 100 overall with L 24 W 24 R 24 and S 26 Minimum 100 overall with L 21 W 21 R 21 and S 23 Minimum 88 overall with L 17 W 17 R 17 and S 19
C1 Advanced CAE requirement Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 169 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper Overall 185 with no less than 185 in any paper Overall 185 with no less than 176 in any paper Overall 176 with no less than 162 in any paper
PTE Academic requirement 61 with minimum scores of 59 in each component  Overall 169 with no less than 162 in any paper 61 with minimum scores of 59 in each component  69 with minimum scores of 69 in each component  61 with minimum scores of 69 in each component  61 with minimum scores of 59 in each component 

For a full list of acceptable English qualifications, including country-specific qualifications, see the University of Liverpool's English Language entry requirements page for international students

We also accept the following country-specific qualifications from European students.

Country

Qualification

GCSE Grade C Equivalence

Belgium

Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificate d'Enseignement Secondaire Superieur’ or Abschlusszeuterrichts 

Accepted if pass (one of the above) with a minimum of 8/80% in English 

Denmark

Bevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) or Højere Forberedelseseksamen (HF) (Higher Preparatory Examination Certificate) 

Grade 7.0 in English Language 

 

Germany

Abitur English - where English is taken as an achievement/main/intensive course

Grade 12

Various EU countries

European Baccalaureate

Language 1 minimum of 6.0

Language 2 minimum of 6.5

Language 3 minimum of 7.0

Language 4 not acceptable

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen English (Matriculation Certificate).

Grade C at GCSE equivalent: Grade 3

 

France

Baccalaureate General and Option Internationale du Baccalaureat (OIB)

Pass Baccalaureate English with a minimum of 13

 

Iceland

Studentsprof 

 

 

 

Pass Studentsprof English with a minimum of 7.00 (when taken as a compulsory modern language it is acceptable)

Ireland (Republic of)

Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher Level)

O3 in Ordinary Level English/H6 in Higher Level English

Luxembourg

Examen de Fin d’Etudes Secondaire 

No less than 45 (bien) in English

Malta

Secondary Education Certificate

 

 

For GCSE Grade C = A minimum of grade 5 in the Secondary Education Certificate in English

For GCSE grade B = A minimum of grade 4 in the Secondary Education Certificate in English

Norway

Vitnemal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO)

Grade C at GCSE equivalent: Grade 3.0 in Vitnemal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO) English.

Grade B at GCSE equivalent: Grade 4.0 in Vitnemal - Videregaende Opplaering (VVO) English.

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola

Grade C in English

Students who are not native English-speakers but are studying at exchange partners in the Australia, New Zealand or USA and have completed a full year of studies at the partner university at the time of application may, in lieu of a formal qualification, provide a satisfactory signed reference on official university letter headed paper from their Home University which comments on the ability of the student across the 4 components of English Language.

Students who are nationals from a majority English-speaking country (as defined by the UKVI) are automatically assumed to meet minimum English language requirements and do not need to submit evidence. These countries are:

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Canada
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Jamaica
    • New Zealand
    • St Kitts and Nevis
    • St Lucia
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • United States of America

For guidance on reference requirements please refer to the University of Liverpool's English Language entry requirements page for international students