With a rich heritage stretching back to 1881, the University of Liverpool is a founding member of the Russell Group, the prestigious association of the top 24 research institutions in the UK. The University of Liverpool is a global university with strategic collaborations and pioneering partnerships with international governments, research institutes, universities and organizations. Liverpool's research power is ranked 20th in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with 7 subjects ranked in the top 10: Chemistry (1st), Computer Science (1st ), Engineering (5th), Veterinary (8th), Architecture (9th), and English (10th). 81% of the university’s research is ranked in the highest categories of 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).  

Located at the heart of two world-famous cities, Liverpool and London, Liverpool's excellence in teaching, learning and research, first-class facilities and outstanding support places the university in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The University of Liverpool will provide you with an inspiring student experience, in a diverse international community. You will be taught by leading experts in their field who will challenge you academically and ensure you are well equipped and prepared for your career.

Liverpool offers personalized and supported entrance into the UK for International students and the award-winning Careers & Employability Service provides dedicated advisors for international students. The student/staff ratio at Liverpool is the 8th best in the Russell group and the university is investing over £600 million in improving the student experience; including £250 million on state-of-the-art student accommodation and £23 million in the award-winning Central Teaching Laboratories; Europe’s most advanced scientific teaching laboratories.

The university offers over 600 undergraduate and graduate programs across a comprehensive range of subject areas throughout three faculties; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,  Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Liverpool is also renowned for excellence and research that specifically relates to the professions including, Medicine, dentistry Business, Law, Architecture and Engineering.

The vibrant, exciting city of Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles and home to Liverpool and Everton football clubs, has a global reputation for sport, music, architecture and a wealth of culture for you to explore, which is why Liverpool was ranked 3rd in the Rough Guides’ top 10 destination cities of the world (2014). Liverpool was also voted the UK’s friendliest city in the Conde Nast Traveller Survey. With over 60,000 students in total across the city, Liverpool is also one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK.

The university offers a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students; for the full range of scholarships available, ask your Across the Pond Advisor.

If you would like to find out more about the University of Liverpool, please contact one of our Across the Pond Advisors.


Number of Students: 33,000

Number of International Students: 7,700

Tuition Fees (starting cost per year):

  • Undergraduate courses: from £18,500 per year (2021/22)
  • Graduate courses: from £18,750 per year (2021/22)

Accommodation Fees: £156 per week

Location of University: Liverpool City Centre Campus, London City Centre Campus

Established: 1881 

Number of Inhabitants in Liverpool: 489,500

Closest Airport: Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Notable Alumni

  • Sir Joseph Rotblat physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1968
  • Charles Glover Barkla Nobel prize for Physics 1917 work in X-rays
  • Tung Chee-hwa First Chief Executive and President  of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
  • Dame Stella Rimington former first Director General of MI5
  • Dame Carol Ann Duffy Britain’s Poet Laureate and playwright
  • Phil Redmond CBE television producer and screenwriter
  • Rodney Robert Porter Nobel Laureate and Biochemist
  • Beth Tweedle MBE Britains most successful gymnast
  • Sanjay Kumar CEO of Global Foundries and former CEO of Motorola
  • Clive Barker- Writer/film director/artist
  • Jon Snow – Journalist and Television presenter ITN news
  • Gugielmo Marconi 1st Marquis of Marconi, Inventor and electrical engineer pioneered distance radio waves
  • Patricia Routledge CBE Actress and singer
  • Sir Robin Saxby – CEO ARM Holdings
  • Sir James Frazer Stirling – Architect
  • Sir Maurice Flanagan – founding CEO of Emirates
  • Sir Dawda Jawara- first Prime Minister and President of Gambia
  • Barham Salih- former Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government


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