The Liverpool Scholars Programme

The University of Liverpool is committed to supporting talented students who wish to access higher education, regardless of their background. The Liverpool Scholars programme offers Year 12 students the chance to take part in a range of activities aimed at supporting their entry into higher education and preparing them for university, such as application guidance masterclasses, lectures and academic key skills workshops. These activities are delivered in partnership with academics, undergraduates and the wider University, culminating in Scholars completing the Scholars Canvas module. Through the Liverpool Scholars programme, we aim to nurture well informed, confident applicants who are well equipped for their University experience.

Benefits to students

After successfully completing the Liverpool Scholars programme, Scholars students will receive additional consideration when applying to study at the University of Liverpool. This is dependant on the student meeting all other admissions criteria (for example, interview performance, subject specific requirements and GCSE grades). This additional consideration will include:

  • A guaranteed conditional offer of a place at the University of Liverpool*
  • An offer reduced by up to 2 A Level grades or equivalent

Other recognition

  • Scholars students applying to Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool may not be required to meet the strict GCSE entry requirements outlined in the University's guidelines. Applicants should check the GCSE requirements with the relevant department.

*All offers are made on a conditional basis. Scholars must go on to attain the grades required and meet the conditions of any offers made in order to gain a place at the University of Liverpool. It is important to check individual course requirements, including GCSE grades, admissions tests and work experience requirements. These can be found at The place is not guaranteed to be the student's first choice of course.

For more information on the Liverpool Scholars Programme please contact