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Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Azerbaijan

Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, so you may need further preparation before you can start university here. Pathway programmes provide an entry route for international students whose qualifications do not meet our entry requirements.

After successfully completing your Foundation Certificate or pre-Master’s programme, you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course. Pathway programmes are offered through the University of Liverpool International College.



Students who have completed the Secondary School Leaving Certificate are advised to complete a Foundation Certificate at University of Liverpool International College.

Students who have completed an internationally-recognised qualification (e.g. UK A-levels or an International Baccalaureate) can apply for entry to the first year of an undergraduate programme.

The University of Liverpool will consider applications from students who have spent some time at university in Azerbaijan and who now want to transfer into the first year, or possibly second year, of an undergraduate study at Liverpool. It is not possible to enter directly into third (or any subsequent) year of undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate Taught


Applicants for a Masters degree will generally require:

  • A four-year Bachelors degree (Bakalavr) with 4 out of 5 or 80%
  • A five-year specialist diploma with 3.75 out of 5 or 75% from a recognised Azerbaijan university

Postgraduate Research

Academic Applicants for a PhD or MPhil programmes should have a Magistr in addition to a Bakalavr or specialist diploma.

Each research degree lists the English language requirements you'll need to apply.

English language requirements

To study at the University of Liverpool, you’ll need to demonstrate you can speak English. If you need a visa to study in the UK, evidence of competency in English is required to secure your visa.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries which provide tuition fee discounts and help with living expenses for eligible international students.

New from September 2024, check out our Advancement Scholarships. These offer fee discounts of up to £7,500 for eligible master's students and up to £5,000 for eligible undergraduate students.

Browse our full range of scholarships and bursaries.

Tuition fees and other costs

Fees for international applicants

To check the tuition fees for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, select a course from our A-Z and go to the fees and funding section.

Other costs to be aware of:

How to apply

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An agent can help you apply. They’ll provide advice on choosing and applying for a degree, getting visas and finding accommodation.

Already studying in the UK?

If you’re already studying in the UK, these representatives can advise and guide you on applying for a course.

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Apply via UCAS for undergraduate programmes or directly to us for postgraduate programmes.

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