Making an application

Please note applications are now closed for AY 2021/22. Applications will reopen in November 2022.

Application deadlines:

  • Semester Abroad/Year Abroad/Year in China: 18 February 2022
  • Summer Abroad: 11 March 2022

Before you apply, here are some useful tips:

  • Make sure to research the Partner Universities and the scheme you want to apply for carefully
  • Attend a Global Opportunities event to help you in making your choice - see the events page to find out when and where our events are being held
  • You should use our search tool to pick eligible universities - your degree programme MUST match with your chosen universities
  • You're strongly encouraged to only pick ONE university that is marked as "Very Competitive" and you should list it as your first choice
  • For Semester Abroad, the semester you would attend each university is fixed - the university profile will tell you which (i.e. you cannot choose)
  • Take a look at our Grade Conversion Tables for University-wide Partners 

What happens next?

The Global Opportunities Team will review your application and give an overall score. For Semester Abroad, if, after ranking applications, we do not have enough spaces to accommodate students who have achieved the 60% minimum, we will operate a waiting list. See below for information on how we score applications: 

    For Year Abroad / Semester Abroad

    The Global Opportunities Team will review all the applications 

    Applications are given an overall score (see below for how we score applications) 

    All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application after the release of the Semester 1 exam results  

    We score applications using the formula Overall Score= (AM x 0.5) + (AS x 0.5) where AM is your Average Mark for Semester One and AS is your Application Score (the score given to your responses to the application questions) 

    The application questions are scored out of 100, with 25 marks available for each question. Each application is assessed by two members of the Global Opportunities Team 

    Where two students have the same ranking and are competing for the same place, the student with the higher academic average is awarded the place at the Partner University 

    If you have met the criteria and there are no spaces left at one of your 3 choices, we will always do our best to allocate you to an alternative partner (taking into account, where possible, the countries and types of universities you have indicated on your application form - the more detail you provide, the easier this is for us to do) 

    For semester abroad only; 

    If, after ranking applications, we do not have enough spaces to accommodate students who have achieved the 60% minimum, we will operate a waiting list.  

    Students who have had extenuating circumstances accepted and have not reached the 60% average will automatically be placed on the waiting list and will be considered for Semester 2 semester Abroad opportunities if the minimum requirement has been met after resit examinations and if places are still available 

    For Summer Programmes:

    No academic minimum is required (although you must have passed all your exams) 

    Students who are not awarded a tuition-free place on a Summer Programme can apply independently to any of our Summer Programmes via the Global Opportunities Team. Doing so will entitle you to financial support (see funding more information) and you may also be entitled to a discount on the regular fee 

    Priority for tuition-free spaces will always be given to those students who are not participating (or due to participate) in a Semester Abroad, Year Abroad or Year in China 

    Priority for tuition-free spaces will also always be given to those students who have not already participated in a summer programme 

    We score applications using the formula Overall Score= (AM x 0.5) + (AS x 0.5) where: 

    AM is your Average Mark for Semester One 

    AS is your Application Score (the score given to your responses to the application questions) 

    The application questions are scored out of 100, with 25 marks available for each question. Each application is assessed by two members of the Study Abroad Team 

    Students in receipt of the Liverpool Bursary are ranked first and given priority for tuition-free spaces 

    Where two students have the same ranking and are competing for the same place, the student with the higher academic average is awarded the place at the Partner University