Frequently Asked Questions

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.

You can find Pre-Contract Information for on campus study here Pre-Contract Agreement (2022 On Campus) and for online study here Pre-Contract Agreement (2022 Online)

This document outlines our payment policy and course conditions and we encourage you to read it.

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    Before Applying

    When does the Liverpool International Summer School take place?

    The ISS takes place between 13th June and 22nd July 2022. You can study for 3 weeks from the 13th June to 1st July, 3 weeks from 1st July to 23nd 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.

    If you are planning on studying at postgraduate level in the UK the ISS is a great opportunity to get a taster of what you might experience.

    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 6.0 to study the academic programme or equivalent to IELTS 5.0 for English Communication Skills.

    You do not need to have an IELTS, just the equivalent level. 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.

    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.

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

    You may choose either one 15 credit module, or three 5 credit modules for each three week block.

    If you are studying with us online, you will choose one 15 credit module per three-week block from our list of 15 credit modules.

    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 make contact with your advisors.

    Your Application

    What is the deadline for application and payment?

    The deadline for online study applications and final payment is 27th May 2022. The deadline for on-campus study and English Communication Skills applications and final payments is the 13th May 2022.

    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

    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.

    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.