Frequently asked questions
Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, you can email the Outgoing Exchange team or pop into the Global Student & Partnership Centre at Hope Park.
Can I study at a university that is not on the list?
Unfortunately no. Only universities on the list are available for exchange as we have an agreement with them to ensure their teaching standard is equal to Liverpool Hope and the credits will translate back to ensure you do not add any time onto your degree.
Do I get credits for going on Exchange?
Yes, the partner university will send us the results from your time abroad and these will be converted into UK grades and will count towards your final degree classification.
How many credits do I need to take?
You will need to replace either 60 LHU credits if you go for one semester abroad or 120 LHU credits for a full year abroad.
For placements in Europe, 1 ECTS credit is equivalent to 2 Hope credits, therefore you will need to select 30 ECTS per semester.
For placements in the USA, 1 US credit is equivalent to 5 Hope credits therefore you will need to select 12-16 US credits per semester.
For placements in Canada, 0,5 Canadian credits is equivalent to 12 Hope credits, therefore you will need to select 2,5 Canadian credits per semester.
For placements in Hong Kong, 1 course is worth 3 Hong Kong units and this is equivalent to 12 Hope credits, therefore you will need to select 15 Hong Kong units per semester.
I do not have the required academic/attendance requirements, does this mean I cannot apply?
Not necessarily, if you are worried about these things please speak to the Exchange Advisor as soon as possible so we can work with you through the process. The requirements are there to ensure we do not disadvantage students. Whilst studying overseas is exciting and can be life changing it is also really difficult adapting to a new lifestyle as well as university and style of teaching.
I have a Learning Support Plan (LSP) at Hope, can I still apply?
Of course! Every partner university has similar learning support facilities, you are still encouraged to apply and work with Liverpool hope learning support and the learning support at your chosen host university. We will all work together to ensure you have the support you need whilst on exchange.
I have a specific mental/physical health condition, can I still apply?
Again, you are always encouraged to apply. We can work with you and the host university to ensure that you will receive the support you need both through the application process and whilst you are on exchange. It is best to let us know your needs as soon as you can so we can work alongside the necessary people to have everything in place before you depart on exchange.
Must I speak another language?
All courses, even those in the European Universities, are taught in English. Where necessary, students can prepare for an exchange by taking language classes.
How do I find accommodation?
Accommodation is normally arranged by the host university and can be on campus or in private accommodation. For your time spent at Liverpool Hope, there is limited accommodation in St Julies for students who are going on the exchange programme.
How much will it actually cost?
The amount of money you will need depends on how much you intend to travel and socialise etc. The accommodation at the host university will be competitively priced with Liverpool Hope Halls of Residence and normally include a meal plan if studying in the US. The other costs on top of that you need to make sure you plan for are, food, textbooks, socialising, travelling. You also have to think about the costs of flights and visas (if required).
What do I need to do before I leave the host university?
Before you leave the host university please make sure you have requested your transcript to be sent to the Exchange Coordinator at Liverpool Hope.
Are there requirements to take part?
Yes, there are both academic and engagement requirements.
- Be of good academic standing and on target to pass the first year of study with A, B or C grades;
- Attendance of at least 70%;
- Demonstrate serious academic and professional goals for their exchange;
- Be engaged in studies and active participation in the Hope community;
- Be prepared to abide by the rules and regulations of Liverpool Hope University and the host University.
If you are concerned at all about any of these requirements please speak to the Global Student & Partnership Centre.
All students who are taking part in the exchange sign a conditional agreement which states even after application if any of the requirements are not met at the end of their Level C study they may be removed from the programme.