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.

Pilot Studies is challenging and demanding, whilst remaining interesting and compelling. I’ve had the opportunity to fly light aircraft and the University has flight simulators which other universities don’t have. The University also helped me to get an internship in the engineering sector. Studying and living in Liverpool has really increased my confidence.

Sungjin Park, South Korea, Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies BEng

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Japan

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.



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Students who have followed the national curriculum, are advised to complete the Foundation Certificate at University of Liverpool International College or an equivalent foundation programme.

A-levels, International Baccalaureate, SATs

Students offering A-levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 28 points or SATs can apply for direct entry to year one of undergraduate programmes. Students who can offer a good GPA after completing the first year of an undergraduate programme at a Japanese univeristy are also welcome to apply.

Postgraduate Taught



Holders of a Japanese University Degree (Gakushi) will need a GPA 3.0 from 4.0 or Grade B when a UK 2:1 classification Degree is required.

Holders of a Japanese University Degree (Gakushi) will need a GPA 2.5 from 4.0 or Grade C when a UK 2:2 classification Degree is required.

Postgraduate Research



Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold both a Bachelors and a Masters (Shushi) degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable.

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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