The University of Liverpool welcomes applications from Japanese students for all study levels. See entry level requirements below for more information.

Please note that admissions criteria may vary depending on the course you have applied for and that the grades published on this website provide general guidance only.

Entry requirements

Study Abroad



The university offers one semester or full year Study Abroad opportunities. We offer a broad range of academic disciplines and you are free to specialise or to select modules in a number of departments. You should have a good academic record at your home university. We will be looking for a grade average of 70 per cent.



Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

Students who have followed the national curriculum, are advissed to complete the Foundation Certificate at 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

Preparation programmes

Liverpool International College offers Foundation and Pre-Master's courses to international students who don't meet the university's minimum entry requirements. Find out more on the college's website