University of Liverpool

A charming coastal city, Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles and one of the 5 most visited cities in England.

Liverpool has an active student populous - home to more than 50,000 students and the largest LGBTQ+ community in the UK, it also contains the second most museums, parks, and art galleries in England. The University of Liverpool was established in 1881 and is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world (QS, 2018). The University has a student population of around 25,000 with 7,000 International students, and is globally recognized for its excellent research - it is associated with 9 Nobel Laureates over the last 100 years. It is also home to Britain's first officially-recognized gay quarter, Stanley Street, recognized in 2011, and is only an hour by train to Manchester. 

Key information


Liverpool, UK




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status



20/21 deadline

First come, first considered for remaining spaces!

Fall/Full year until March 15, 2020

Winter until October 15, 2020

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

21/22 applications

Open Nov. 1, 2020

Student experience

'Day in the life' at the University of Liverpool

Program details

Areas of Study:

Liverpool offers a variety of programs including archaeology, classics, Egyptology, architecture, communication, computer science, chemistry, environmental science, engineering (mechanical, materials, aerospace, civil, electrical, electronics, industrial design), English, film studies, French, geography, German, history, languages and cultures, geology, geophysics, Hispanic studies, Irish studies, Italian, Latin American studies, biology and life science, marine biology and ecology, math, music, ocean sciences, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, sociology and civic design. A list of courses available for exchange students is available online here.

Course Information:

Courses at Liverpool are called "modules" and students typically take 60 credits per semester. One UCalgary half course equivalent = 12 UK credits. More information on modules is available here

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The first semester runs from mid-September to mid-January and the second semester runs from late January/early February to early June. 

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. 

    Liverpool is a very cost-effective city to live in, especially for students. The University of Liverpool estimates the living costs between £2,500 and £3,500.

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations, etc. in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? 
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any 
    awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once.

    Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

Exchange students that are coming for one semester can stay in Liverpool's Study Abroad Village. This apartment-style, on-campus, self-catered accommodation consists of Melville Grove and Tudor Close. Each student has their own bedroom, bathrooms are shared. Students can also arrange their own private-sector accommodation. 

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B).

Students traveling on passports from countries that don't have English as a first language must prove their English proficiency if they want to study at Liverpool for the full academic year. For more information about Liverpool's requirements click here

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

The following resources give you a better idea of the Liverpool campus:

Liverpool: An Insider Guide (video)

Liverpool - Virtual Open Day (virtual map of campus including accommodation with small videos)

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: Tara Jorgensen.

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.