Postgraduate Progression Award - International students

If you're a current international University of Liverpool undergraduate or alumni, including Study Abroad and Exchange students and students from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, progressing to either a full or part-time new postgraduate taught programme you’re eligible to receive our Postgraduate Progression Award.


  • £2,500 reduction in tuition fees for the first year of study

Open to:

The Postgraduate Progression Award is available to all international University of Liverpool undergraduate students or alumni (including students/graduates from the EU) considering a new postgraduate taught/master's course, including MRes qualifications, at our Liverpool campus.  

If you are a UK student please see the Postgraduate Progression Award - UK students.

Eligibility criteria

The Postgraduate Progression Award is not eligible to the following groups of students:

  1. Students registered with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
  2. Students transferring to the University of Liverpool from partnership institutions where an alternative fee payment or scholarship arrangement has been made.

1.1) Students who have completed previous undergraduate study at the University of Liverpool who enter a full-time or part-time postgraduate taught master’s programme in academic year 2023-24, and who fall within the scope of these Regulations (see Section 1), will be considered for the Postgraduate Progression Award subject to the following criteria:

i) They must be beginning a new postgraduate taught master’s programme (including MRes programmes) in academic year 2023-24.

ii) They must be: (a) an alumnus or alumna of the University of Liverpool having completed an undergraduate degree on the Liverpool campus, or (b) returning for further study having previously studied as an undergraduate exchange student on the Liverpool campus.

1.2) Full-time taught postgraduate students will receive the award for one year. For part-time students the award will be paid at a rate pro-rata to the ratio of their programme fee to the full-time programme fee. Part-time taught postgraduate students will receive the award at this pro-rata rate for the duration of their studies or until a sum equal to £2,500 has been deducted from their cumulative programme fees, whichever occurs sooner.

1.3) Students will not be eligible for the Postgraduate Progression Award in any year when they are receiving external sponsorship (e.g. payment of programme fees by a registered company, an overseas government, or the UK government) of value equal to or greater than the value of the award. The value of the award will refer to the pro-rata award where the student is registered on a part-time basis.

1.4) Where students qualify for other University funding, such funding will be applied as a discount to the programme fee raised, followed thereafter by the application of the discount awarded by the Postgraduate Progression Award.

1.5) Students in receipt of the Postgraduate Progression Award cannot concurrently hold a Vice Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship (PGT)

How to apply

You do not need to make an application to receive the Postgraduate Progression Award as it will be automatically allocated to all eligible students.