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‌‌This page has important information on crucial aspects of your time at Liverpool including accommodation and living costs. To learn more about the City and the University itself, see our Liverpool Life page.

Handbook and Factsheet

Every year the Study Abroad Team produces a Study Abroad Handbook for Inbound Students, which contains important information about preparing to study in Liverpool. You should read this handbook to learn more. You can also have a look at our ‌Factsheet for Partner Universities, which is intended for administrative staff at our partner universities, but does contain information you may find useful.

Cost of living

Liverpool is a very cost-effective city to live in, especially for students! We estimate that the cost of living for a full year is between £6,000 and £8,000 and for one semester is between £2,500 and £3,500.

This includes accommodation, food and local travel. It will, of course, vary according to your lifestyle. Visit our living costs page for more information.


All students should ensure that they have adequate travel and medical insurance before arriving in Liverpool. Students who are citizens of the European Union should apply for the European Health Insurance Card.

Students with disabilities

The Study Abroad Team and The Disability Support Team (DST) work closely together to make sure that Disabled Erasmus+/International Exchange Students are supported within their academic studies. Please declare your disability on your Study Abroad application form so that the University can make reasonable adjustments to allow you to concentrate on your studies and support your independence.

Students with families

If you plan on bringing your family to Liverpool with you, please contact us well in advance of your stay Whilst the University will provide you with advice on bringing your family to the UK, you should note that accommodation for families, as well as childcare, can be expensive and difficult to find. Please visit the International Support Team's visa pages for more information.

Grade distribution

The table below shows the statistical grade distribution of students who graduate from the University of Liverpool:

Grade First Class (70% - 100%) Upper Second (60% - 69%) Lower Second (50% - 59%) Third Class/Pass (40% - 49%) Unclassified (39% or below)
% of students who achieved grade 20% 47% 17% 4% 13%