Liverpool International College students

We look forward to welcoming you to your University programme following the successful completion of your course at Liverpool International College (LIC).


Progressing to the University of Liverpool

The information below will help you understand what you need to do in order to confirm and accept your place.


Accepting your place

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) requires the University to ensure that you are going to take up your place on your University programme before we can act as your immigration sponsor. The rules are the same for all UK institutions. For you, this means that you need to be sure about which course you are going to progress on to before accepting your place.

Before your final examinations, you will receive an acceptance form which must be completed in full and returned to Liverpool International College by the deadline date. It is important that you only complete and return this form if you are intending to continue with your studies at the University of Liverpool. The form will ask you to confirm details that we need in order to request a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies from the UKVI for you. It is really important that the details we submit for the CAS are the same as those on your passport; otherwise, you may be refused a visa.


Unconditional Offer letters and CAS statements

If you meet the progression conditions to the University of Liverpool and have submitted your acceptance form, we will email your unconditional offer letter and CAS as soon as possible after receipt of your exam results from the College. We will endeavour to email both documents to you as quickly as possible thereby allowing you plenty of time to apply for your visa. Please note that we only send documentation to your Liverpool email account, and that we will not be issuing hard copies of the email or CAS.

If you need to re-sit your examinations and you are successful, we will email your Unconditional Offer letter and CAS statement as quickly as possible after the resit results are received.

Please note that if you are undertaking resits in September, you will only have a limited amount of time to apply for your visa and arrive at the University in time to start your studies with us, so it is even more important that you have all your other documents prepared in advance.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) is a Government verification scheme for international students. Having an ATAS clearance certificate is mandatory for some applicants who need Entry Clearance to study in the UK.

This will affect you if you are from outside the UK and you plan to undertake an undergraduate integrated Master’s programme (MEng/MMath or MPhys) or postgraduate taught Master’s study in any of the following disciplines:

  • F303 MPhys Physics
  • F344 MPhys Theoretical Physics
  • FGH1 MMath Mathematical Physics
  • H301 MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • H402 MEng Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies
  • H421 MEng Aerospace Engineering
  • H431 MEng Avionic Systems
  • AAEG MSc Advanced Aerospace Engineering
  • AMEG MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • PNST MSc Nuclear Science and Technology
  • PPRA MSc Radiometrics

If you are progressing on to a programme that requires ATAS clearance, you will receive an ATAS statement by email with important information which you will need to apply for your ATAS certificate.  If you think this ATAS verification scheme applies to you and you have not received an ATAS statement from us, please contact us for clarification.

It is your responsibility to apply for an ATAS certificate prior to applying for your visa. 

If your programme requires ATAS clearance and you do not have an ATAS certificate, your Entry Clearance (Visa) application will be refused.


Scholarships for progression to the University

We offer a range of scholarships for LIC students who achieve academic excellence. Scholarships are available to self-funded international LIC students progressing onto non-clinical programmes. There is no need to apply; if you qualify for a scholarship it will automatically be applied upon registration.

See our tuition fees and scholarships page for more information.


Applying for your Visa

You will need to meet any requirements set by the UKVI in connection with getting a visa for studying in the UK (e.g. evidence that you can meet the costs of the programme and maintenance). Read more about applying for your visa.

For general information on visas, please see our advice on applying for your visa. For advice about your own particular application, please contact our International Support Team on campus:

Email: ist@liv.ac.uk
Phone: 0151 794 5863
Campus location: 502 on the University's campus map (PDF download).


Applying for Accommodation

All LIC students who meet their entry requirements are guaranteed a place in University accommodation. See our information on applying for your accommodation.

Our Accommodation Office will send you an email invitation to apply for your accommodation. You need to wait until you receive this invitation before you can apply but we recommend that you start to look at what accommodation is available and what accommodation you would like to apply for as soon as possible: www.liv.ac.uk/accommodation/