Liverpool Summer Research

Spend the summer researching at a prestigious Russell Group University in the UK!

 A charming coastal city, Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles and one of the 5 most visited cities in England.The University of Liverpool was established in 1881 and is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world.

Key information


Liverpool, UK





Program type


Application information

Application status


Summer 2022 applications

Deadline has passed

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

Summer 2023 applications

Open November 1, 2022

Priority Deadline January 10, 2023

Program details

Liverpool offers research projects in a number of areas: Here is the 2021 project list. Each project lists if it has a virtual option in the description. As travel is not permitted at this time, only virtual placements can be accepted.

The research project is worth 15 UK credits and can be taken alone or combined with a regular course on Liverpool's summer program.


These placements can run either 4*, 8 or 12 weeks in the summer semester.

* The 4 week program is not eligible for funding. 

Session start dateLength4 week end date8 week end date12 week end date

6-Jun-214,8 or 12 weeks03-Jul-2131-Jul-2128-Aug-21

04-Jul-214 or 8 weeks31-Jul-2128-Aug-21n/a

01-Aug-214 weeks28-Aug-21n/an/a

  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

    Students on the 12 week in-person program may be able to apply for Mitacs funding worth $6000Please see the Mitacs page for more eligibility requirements and timelines.

    Students on the 8 or 12 week program can apply for an International Research Grant worth $3000. The 4 week program does not meet the eligibility requirements, nor students who are already funded by Mitacs.

    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.

You will have access to Liverpool's student accommodation on a tailor length contract based on your research length.

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).

Liverpool has a number of support services for students including disability services.

They also have a great student life section to get introduced to the campus clubs, sports and activities!

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?

Global Learning 101

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

Watch Global Learning 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.