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. The Unviersity of Liverpool accepts, amongst others, the following qualifications:

QualificationScience and EngineeringHumanities and Social SciencesMedicine and Health Sciences
IELTS 6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each
component
6.5 with minimum of 5.5 in each component 7.0 with minimum of 5.5 in each component

Clinical programmes in Medicine, Dentistry and 
Veterinary Science - 7.0 with minumum of 7.0 in each component
Cambridge English: Advanced
and Cambridge Proficiency
169 with 162 in each component 176 with a minimum of 162 in each component 176 with a minimum of 162 in each component
EU students only* B2 B2 C1
Pearson Test of English
Academic (PTE Academic)
55 with minimum score of 51 in any component 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component (not valid for Medicine)

*A letter from your University confirming your ability under the Common European Framework (CEF).

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

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