Before you apply

This page outlines the supplementary information that you are required to provide before your application can be considered complete.

If you have a pre-application query, please refer to our virtual advisor, Ask Liverpool, where you can find answers to our most commonly asked questions, use the live chat facility, or find contact details for our Enquiries Team. Ask Liverpool is available at

Supporting documentation

In addition to the information required on the application form, you will need to attach copies of the following documents to your application (whether online or offline):

  • School or college transcripts/certificates (International applicants only)
  • University transcripts
  • Degree certificates
  • English language certificates (International applicants only)
  • Personal statement
  • Research proposal (for MPhil/PhD/MD applicants only)
  • Official, authenticated translations of these documents if they are not in English.

If you do not submit the required supporting documents, the Admissions Team will be unable to make a decision on your application.


As part of the admissions criteria we require two references. These should be academic references if you have been in full-time education at any point within the last three years.

Our online application form gives you the option to upload 2 references, if you have these at the point of application. If you do not then the application form can be completed and submitted. We will ask then ask for references as part of the Admissions process and these can be sent via email either by yourself, your agent (if you are being represented) or the reference provider. These should ideally be signed and with appropriate letter heading.

Please use the following email addresses to submit your references:

If you have a pre-application query, please contact our Enquiries Team on

Original or certified academic transcripts

International students who register at the University are required to provide original academic documents (academic transcript, degree certificate and evidence of English) which verify their successfully completed qualifications.

We are directed by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to request this evidence. Your original academic documents should be presented when you register at the University and further information about this will be provided before you arrive in Liverpool.

If you have a pre-application query, please contact our Enquiries Team on

Application Triage Service for Management School and the Department of Computer Science

If you have completed your Bachelor Degree programme fully or partially in China and seek to apply for a Master Degree programme at the University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) or in the Department of Computer Science, there is a requirement to complete a triage service via WeChat referred to as ApplyLiverpool. Please submit your Triage Service Number with your online application. You can obtain the Triage Service Number by accessing our WeChat account (search for ‘ApplyLiverpool’ on WeChat). 

There is a charge of £25 for this service, payable to our triage provider. Please submit your Triage Service Number with your online application in Apply Yourself.