We have a worldwide reputation for ground-breaking teaching and research by leading academics. More than 75% of our graduates receive a First or 2:1 and we're first in the Russell Group for graduate employability. With its unique attractions, famously warm welcomes, and global reputation for sport, music, architecture and culture for you to explore, there's nowhere quite like Liverpool.

My classmates are so friendly and willing to help each other. We get great support from the staff, too. I really enjoy studying at the university and my new life in Liverpool. I love the city, especially the astonishing views at the Albert Dock.

Cho Hei Sit, Hong Kong, Law LLB

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Undergraduate

A level equivelantHong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
A*AA  Successfully complete the HKDSE with grades 5*55 from either 3 electives or 2 electives plus one core subject (excluding Liberal Studies) and a minimum grade 3 in core Mathematics.
AAA  Successfully complete the HKDSE with grades 555 from either 3 electives or 2 electives plus one core subject (excluding Liberal Studies) and a minimum grade 3 in core Mathematics.
AAB  Successfully complete the HKDSE with grades 554 from either 3 electives or 2 electives plus one core subject (excluding Liberal Studies) and a minimum grade 3 in core Mathematics.
ABB  Successfully complete the HKDSE with grades 544 from either 3 electives or 2 electives plus one core subject (excluding Liberal Studies) and a minimum grade 3 in core Mathematics.
BBB  Successfully complete the HKDSE with grades 444 from either 3 electives or 2 electives plus one core subject (excluding Liberal Studies) and a minimum grade 3 in core Mathematics.

Postgraduate Taught

QualificationDetails

Academic

Students with degrees awarded by any of the universities in Hong Kong will be considered for entry to graduate study. The minimum requirement will vary depending upon the subject that you wish to study, but you would normally require at least a 2.1 classification. Some institutions use a grading system out of 4.0, in which case 3.0 is at least equivalent to a UK 2.1.

Postgraduate Research

QualificationDetails

Academic

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a Masters degree in an appropriate discipline. Applications from graduates who do not have Masters degrees, but who do have very good undergraduate degrees, and have had previous exposure to research or thesis writing, are also welcomed.

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.

Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)

LevelRequirements

Undergraduate degrees

Grade 4 or above for most courses. Grade 5 or above for Medicine and Dentistry.

Master's courses

Grade 4 or above for most courses. Grade 5 or above for Medicine and Dentistry.

Use of English AS level

LevelRequirements

Undergraduate degrees

Grade C or above

Master's courses

Grade C or above

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

LevelRequirements

Undergraduate degrees

Grade 5 overall, with no component less than 5, if IELTS 7.0 is required for your intended degree.

Grade 4 overall, with no component less than 4, if IELTS 6.5 or less is required for your intended degree.

Master's courses

Grade 5 overall, with no component less than 5, if IELTS 7.0 is required for your intended degree.

Grade 4 overall, with no component less than 4, if IELTS 6.5 or less is required for your intended degree.

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:

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