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I really enjoy my programme and the way our lectures give us a platform to express our own ideas in a friendly atmosphere. Liverpool has a unique vibe, I really enjoy studying and living here. Join societies if you want to meet people who share your interests, contribute to your academic progress and have fun.

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Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Russia

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.



Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii

Students who have followed the national curriculum (Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii) must complete the University of Liverpool International Foundation Year or an equivalent foundation programme.

A-levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma, 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.

Postgraduate Taught



Russian students holding a Baklavar (bachelor's) Degree at Grade 4 out of 5 can apply for taught master's programmes. Students who hold a Specialist Diploma or Magistr Degree with good grades will also be considered

Postgraduate Research



Each application is assessed on its own merits, although students will be expected to hold Magistr 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.


We offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:

Browse the full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research scholarships.

Tuition fees and other costs

Other costs to be aware of:

How to apply

Apply using an agent in your country

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


Apply direct

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

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