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.
Being an international student at the University of Liverpool has been one the most rewarding experiences because of the amount of fellow international students and the support we receive from the university.
Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?
Pathway programmes for applicants from United Arab Emirates
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.
Students who have followed the national curriculum (Tawjihyya), are advised to complete the Foundation Certificate at the University of Liverpool International College or an equivalent foundation programme.
Emirati students holding a Bachelors degree can apply for master's programmes. For most programmes we will be looking for a GPA of at least 3 or equivalent.
Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold both a bachelor's and a master's 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:
- Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship (undergraduate)
- Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship (postgraduate)
- University of Liverpool First Class Scholarship
- Postgraduate Progression Award
Tuition fees and other costs
Fees for international applicants
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.
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