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FAQs

In this section, we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions we have received regarding all stages of the International Summer School, from application through to after the programme is completed.

We hope that any questions you may have are answered on the website or in this section. If not, we encourage you to contact us and we will provide you with an answer as soon as we can.

    Before Applying

    When does the Liverpool International Summer School take place?

    The ISS takes place between 14th June and 23rd July 2021. You can study for 3 weeks from the 14th June to 2nd July, 3 weeks from 2nd July to 23rd July or the whole period of 6 weeks.

    Who is the course for?

    The course is designed for current undergraduate or postgraduate students, who want to experience what it is like to study at a leading UK institution, earn credit towards their home degree, learn from experts in their field, have fun and meet people from around the world.

    What are the language entry requirements?

    If you are not from a country considered to have English as the main language, you will need to have English language equivalent to an IELTS 6.  If you don’t have a current certification, we can provide a short online language test at the point of application which will enable us to confirm your suitability.

    If you have an English language below the 6.0 or equivalent requirements, you may be offered a place on our new English Communication Skills pathway.

    Where will I stay while I am in Liverpool?

    If you are studying with us on-campus, you will have access to one of the university’s modern halls of residence, offering single occupancy en-suite rooms, a shared kitchen and social space, and space to study. These are situated on campus and only a short walk from where your classes will take place.

    What is the difference between the course on Weeks 1-3 and 4-6? Can I study the whole 6 weeks?

    You can choose to study for the six weeks.  Modules offered in weeks 1-3 are different from weeks those offered in weeks 4-6.  Each three-week block includes one coach trip and one evening meal the cost of which are included in the price.

    How many modules do I study, and how do I select them?

    For each 3 week block, you will select up to 4 modules, depending on the credit value of the modules you pick. You can choose freely according to your own interests, or follow a ‘pathway’ which are focused on a particular academic theme; for example ‘Doing Business’ or ‘Liverpool DNA’. If you are studying with us online, you will choose from our list of 15 credit modules. If you are studying on-campus, you will choose from our 5 credit modules.

    Do I need a visa?

    Whether you need a visa or not will depend on where you are from and if you are studying with us on-campus. We recommend checking the UK Government’s advice online. If you need further advice you are welcome to contact us directly.

    Do I apply as an individual or through my college/ university?

    You are welcome to apply as an individual student, however we also invite direct contact from universities and may be able to offer streamlined application and discounts on fees for groups or partner institutions. If you are an individual and think there may be wider interest in the summer school, we would be happy to introduce our team to your counsellors.

    Your Application

    What is the deadline for application and payment?

    The deadline for both applications and final payment is 14th May 2021 if you are studying with us on-campus. If you are studying with us online, the deadline is 28th May 2021.

    Will I receive a refund if my visa is refused?

    Yes, if you are refused a visa and can show evidence of this we will refund the full fee.

    How will I know if my application has been received?

    You will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your application.

    How long will it take to process my application?

    We will aim to process all applications which have correct documentation within 5 working days. If your application is incomplete, or we need further information (such as a language certificate) we will contact you in this time.

    How will I know if my application has been successful?

    We will email you with an offer letter once your application has been successfully completed.

    I am studying on-campus. How do I book accommodation?

    Accommodation on campus is automatically booked for you when you pay your fees unless you tell us otherwise. We recommend that you take advantage of the safe, social and central halls of residence to make the most of your time in Liverpool.

    After the ISS

    When will I receive my transcripts?

    A transcript showing credit gained will be sent to you by the end of September 2021, either in-person or online.

    What is the Alumni Network and how can it benefit me?

    The University of Liverpool Alumni Network is a way of keeping in touch with all those who have studied at the university, and offering development and networking as part of continuing engagement with our students. As a student on the ISS you are automatically registered as an alumni and are entitled to the benefits this brings, including networking, notification of in-country events and discounts on future study at the University of Liverpool.

    More information can be found on our Alumni page.