University of Liverpool

    University of Liverpool
    World Rank: 163rd by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1881

    The University of Liverpool (abbreviated UOL) is an English public research university in Liverpool. It was founded as a college in 1881 and received its Royal Charter in 1903, allowing it to confer degrees.

    It is also known as one of the six'red brick' municipal universities, the first of which was referred to as The Original Red Brick. It is divided into three faculties, structured into 35 departments and schools. It is a founding member of the Russell Group and the N8 Group for scientific collaboration, and its business school is triple-crown certified.

    The institution has nine Nobel Prize winners among its graduates and prior teachers, providing over 230 first-year courses in 103 fields. CEOs from GlobalFoundries, Tesco, Motorola, and The Coca-Cola Company are among its graduates.

    It was the first university in the United Kingdom to establish departments of oceanography, civic design, architecture, and biochemistry (at the Johnston Laboratories). The institution was the first in the United Kingdom to create an autonomous university in China, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, in 2006, making it the world's first Sino-British university. 

    Liverpool's total revenue was £597.4 million in 2020-21, including £112.5 million from research grants and contracts. It has the seventh-largest endowment of any English institution. To denote the institution, university graduates are styled with the post-nominal letters Lpool.

    The institution has spent £800 million on its campus, classrooms, and research facilities. The Research Excellence Framework has classified 81 percent of its research as world-leading or globally good.

    Liverpool is a well-known city. More than 54 million tourists visit the city each year, home to The Beatles, two Premier League football clubs, and a World Heritage skyline. Rough Guide named Edinburgh the fourth nicest city in the world. Students may enjoy the city's museums, galleries, theaters, and listed buildings - more than any other British city (except London).

    Almost 400 undergraduate and postgraduate programs are offered, covering many academic areas. The university aims to develop graduates at the cutting edge of the global employment market.

    The University of Liverpool, a member of the prestigious Russell Group, is a pioneer in various fields of study.

    Students can broaden their horizons through the university's Study Abroad program, gain insights into leading academic minds through the university's visiting professor program, and further their global educational goals through international exchange agreements with universities worldwide.

    The University Ranking

    The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's finest public institutions. The QS World University Rankings for 2022 are placed at 189.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly

    10000-16,588.02 GBP


    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship UG

    Value: 3000 GBP

    University of Liverpool First Class Scholarship

    Value: 1000 GBP

    University of Liverpool International College (UoLIC) Excellence Scholarship

    Value: 5000 GBP and available for 15 Students

    University of Liverpool International College (UoLIC) First Class Scholarship

    Value: 1000 GBP

    University of Liverpool International College (UoLIC) Impact Progression Scholarships

    Value: 1500 GBP and available for 15 Students

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade

    IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores


    Experience letter

    Statement of Purpose

    Application Fees

    Proof of Scholarships - If any

    Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

    College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    IELTS Requirements


    Overall 6.0, no score less than 5.5 


    Overall 6.5, no score less than 5.5 


    Overall 6.5, no score less than 6.0 


    Overall 6.5, no score less than 6.5 (or specific skills at 6.5) 


    Overall 7.0 


    Overall 7.5 


    Q. Can I work as a student in the UK?

    Yes, international students in the United Kingdom can work part-time (20 hours per week, seven days a week) throughout the academic year.

    Q. Does the University of Liverpool offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, the University of Liverpool offers scholarships to international students. You can find details about scholarships in our scholarship section.

    Q. Which are the other top Universities in the UK?

    Cambridge University, Imperial College London, and Oxford University are the top universities in the UK.

    Q. Are UK credentials recognized internationally?

    Yes, degrees from UK universities are recognized globally and are known for their educational excellence.

    Q. Do I have to pay any tuition expenses before applying for a visa? If so, how much do I have to pay?

    Before issuing a visa, most institutions need payment. The size of the deposit varies by school; for example, some colleges may want a 50% deposit of the first-year tuition cost, others one-third, and others GBP 1000/2000.

    Q. How much will it cost to live in the United Kingdom?

    The cost of living in the UK will vary depending on where you choose to study. These will cover necessities such as shelter, food, and transportation. You should also budget for adequate money to spend on the vibrant university and college social scene and any trip plans you may have.

    To qualify for a student visa, the UKVI estimates that you will require GBP 1020 per month if you reside in London and GBP 820 per month if you live elsewhere. This amount does not include course costs.


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