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.

One of the first things you notice when you come to Liverpool is how friendly the people are and international students are clearly welcome here. The University of Liverpool is very diverse and it has given me the opportunity to meet people from all over England and well as the rest of the world.

Bame Bianca Mabote, Botswana, BA Criminology

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?








South African National Senior Certificate/IEB

77666 excluding Life Orientation

76666 excluding Life Orientation

66666 excluding Life Orientation

66665 excluding Life Orientation

Postgraduate Taught



Successful completion of a bachelor's degree (Honours) with Class 2:1 (Upper Second Class) from a recognised university in South Africa / 70% from a recognised university in South Africa.

Postgraduate Research



Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree (Honours) with Class 2.1 (Upper Second Class) / 70% from a recognised university in South Africa.

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.

English Language  South Africa National Senior Certificate (SANSC or NSC) Grade 5-7 (2008 onwards) 


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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