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Incoming Exchange

Liverpool Hope welcomes exchange students from Europe, USA, Hong Kong and Mexico. Incoming exchange students are not required to pay tuition fees.


How to apply

Exchange Students from European Union countries

Liverpool Hope currently has links with over 20 European Universities, and exchanges are possible through the Erasmus+ scheme. Please contact the Erasmus Coordinator at your university if you wish to take part in the exchange programme. The Erasmus Coordinator at your home university will inform the International Unit at Hope of your intention to join the exchange programme and you will receive the necessary application forms and Exchange Student Information Guide. The Student Application form and ECTS Learning Agreement should be completed and returned to the International Unit or at


Exchange students from North America.

Hope has links with the following North American universities - Ball State (Indiana), Hope (Michigan), Lock Haven (Pennsylvania), Alverno and University of Mississippi. 

Students from participating institutions should visit the International Office at their home university for details of how to apply. The International Co-ordinator at your university will nominate you to the International Unit at Hope and information packs will be sent out. Please return the application form to


Application Information

Please read the notes that accompany the application form carefully. Students should be in either their second year or above and will need to have an English Language qualification equivalent to CEFR B2.

As we will be communicating with you by email throughout the application process it is important that you let us know if your email address changes. To report any changes please contact

Once a decision has been made on your application your acceptance letter and information guide will be sent to your email address.


Deadline for Applications

Our Exchange deadline for Applications to study at Liverpool Hope from September 2018 are:

  • Nominations by 27 April 2018
  • Application forms by 31 May 2018 (late applications will be considered)

For specific dates view our Academic Calendar for Study Abroad and Exchange


Campus Accommodation

International Incoming Exchange students may apply for accommodation at Aigburth Park campus but this is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

Further details on how to apply for campus accommodation can be found online or further details are available HERE.  If you choose to live in accommodation on Campus, you are automatically agreeing to accept the International Exchange Package and the associated Package Fee. 


The International Exchange Package 

The International Exchange Package includes accommodation plus other benefits as listed below. Your room will be a single room in a shared apartment with a communal kitchen, located at our residential campus, Aigburth Park, where you will find an impressive range of communal facilities: access to a social space; vending area; a launderette; access to free computers and printing facilities and pleasant gardens.

In addition to the accommodation, the International Exchange Package includes the following:


  • a pre-paid catering card with the equivalent of £35 per week of credit, to be used in any catering outlet or store at Hope Park or the Creative Campus

  • airport pick-up from Manchester International Airport if required

  • a new bed pack with single duvet, pillow, covers and sheet

  • an Orientation Programme and the support of the International Hub

  • 24 hour Security and evening and weekend Residential Life staff

  • On-site Launderette

  • free shuttle buses to and from the teaching campuses

  • unrestricted use of the Library and IT facilities at the teaching campuses

  • free WiFi in your study room and all areas of the University (restricted for on-line gaming)

  • the services of our Counselling and Learning Support teams

  • free membership of Hope Park Sports and free use of all facilities (subject to induction fee of £25)

  • a weekly ‘British Life’ culture course

  • the opportunity to gain a ‘Certificate in Service and Leadership’


 Package Fees

International Exchange Package Fees

Shared bathroom


En-suite bathroom


Semester One – 12 weeks



Semester 2 – 21 weeks



Full Year – 36 weeks




Choosing your Courses


The courses available to study are listed in our 2018/19 Study Abroad and Exchange Course Catalogue

If you are studying for one semester starting in September you will need to look for courses offered in Semester 1. If you are here for one semester starting in January you will need to look for courses offered in Semester 2.  If you are here for the full academic year please email to find out more about the options available to you.

Please note that entry to some courses may be restricted, for example when a full Disclosure and Barring Service check is required before students can start the course.

If you have any questions about the courses available please email and our staff will be happy to help.


Assessment Pattern

This refers to the coursework you will have to do and the weighting of individual assignments. If you are here for one semester starting in September you will not be taking formal end of year exams but will have alternative assessments as stated in the Assessment Pattern. If you are here for one semester starting in January or are taking full year courses you may have formal end of year examinations.


European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)

ECTS credits are a numerical value allocated to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each course requires in relation to the total quantity of work required to complete a full year of academic study. In ECTS 60 credits represent the workload for a full academic year of study. Correspondingly 30 credits are normally given for a semester.

At Liverpool Hope a student completing a full year of academic study will gain 120 Liverpool Hope credits. The ECTS equivalent of any Liverpool Hope module can normally be calculated by dividing by 2 (1 ECTS credit = 2 Liverpool Hope credits)


US Credits

A Liverpool Hope student will take 60 credits per semester, so make sure that your course choices reflect this credit load. Our courses are either 15 credits or 30 credits. You will join Liverpool Hope students for all of your courses.



A transcript showing details of the courses studied and the credits gained will be sent to your home university after you return home.


Immigration and Visas

If you are a national of one of the countries in the European Economic Area (European Union countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), and have been accepted on a course, you will be admitted freely to the UK when you show your passport, without the need for a visa and without receiving any stamp in your passport. You have the right of residence in the UK for the duration of your course.

For details of visa requirements from countries outside the EEA please see the UKVI website and our International Advice pages.


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