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International (Incoming) Exchange Programme

The Exchange Programme offers four exciting options for studying at Liverpool Hope University and provides an experience which not only includes academic study, but allows you to immerse yourself in UK customs and history and promotes self-development through personal reflection and group activities, encouraging you to see the world from a different perspective.

Based in a thriving student city and with traditional education values at the core of the Liverpool Hope community, we offer courses from a wide range of subjects in Sciences, Humanities, Education, Sport and Performing Arts.

You will have the support of a dedicated support team, the International Hub, from application to completion of the programme.

The four options we offer are:

The Fall Semester (12 weeks from September to December)

The Spring Semester (12 weeks from January to March)

The Double Semester (27-weeks from September to March)

The Full Year Bachelor Option - participation in one of our Ba or BSc degrees (37 weeks from September to June)

Please read the Study Abroad and Exchange Guide 2021/22 for further information about studying with us.

Entry requirements

You must be nominated by one of our partner institutions to qualify for the Programme - see below.

You should normally be a registered undergraduate student in a recognised University or College with good academic standing and have:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 ('B' average) or results of an equivalent standard (please provide your latest official transcript)
  • One academic letter of reference from your home institution - this must be from your Professor.

It is expected that you will normally be studying with us in your Junior or Senior year but students in other years will also be considered.

Partner Universities in EU countries

Liverpool Hope currently has links with many European Universities.

If you are studying with one of our Eu Partner Universities you should discuss your interest in studying at Liverpool Hope with your university's Exchange or Erasmus Coordinator. The Coordinator will help you to check that we can offer the courses you need to transfer credits back for your degree - if you are both happy, the Co-ordinator will nominate you to us.

At the nomination stage, we require a scan of your most recent official transcript of results. Please send, or ask your Coordinator to send it, to internationalhub@hope.ac.uk

Please note that places on the International Exchange Programme are very limited and nominations must be approved before you make your application. We will contact you if you have been accepted and ask you to proceed with the application.

Partner Universities in non-EU countries

Liverpool Hope has partnership agreements with a number of American universities including Ball State (Indiana), Hope (Michigan), Lock Haven (Pennsylvania), Alverno and the University of Mississippi, as well as partners in Mexico and Hong Kong. 

If you are studying at one of our Partner Universities, you should discuss your interest in studying at Liverpool Hope with the Exchange Advisor at your university. The Advisor will help you to check that we can offer the courses you need to transfer credits back for your degree.

At the nomination stage, we require a scan of your most recent official transcript of results. Please send it, or ask your Advisor to send it, to internationalhub@hope.ac.uk

Please note that places on the International Exchange Programme are very limited and nominations have to be approved before you make your application. We will contact you if you are accepted and ask you to proceed with the application.

Not sure?

If you are unsure if your university is one of our Exchange partners, please ask your Coordinator or Advisor, or contact us at internationalhub@hope.ac.uk and we will confirm.

Tuition

For the 12-week or Double Programmes, you will take up to four different courses per Programme. You will be taught alongside full-degree seeking undergraduate students at Hope Park and the Creative Campus. 

The Programme offers 60 UK credits for the 12-week Programmes and 120 cedits for the Double Programme. We create a bespoke study plan for each individual student, chosen from a list of courses worth 15 or 30 credits each, taken from our Ba and BSc degrees.

The Full Year Programme offers 120 UK credits for a complete academic year with exams in a Ba or BSc subject. This is a great option if you know your Major and want to gain UK experience in your chosen subject.

Visit our What Can I Study page for full details.

Pre Arrival Information 

We offer lots of useful advice so that you can prepare for your Programme - check out our  (use the tabs to see pre-arrival and post-arrival information).  

Orientation

The University will begin an international orientation programme as soon as you arrive. This will include on-site support at Aigburth Park, information workshops, local and city tours, including help to use public transportation, a campus tour of Hope Park and help with the registration processes.

Immigration and visas

Where you are from and how long you will be studying with us will dictate  what type of visa you will need. Visit our VISA page for full details. 

How to apply

Ready to start your Liverpool Hope adventure? Visit the How to Apply page for full application details. 

Cancelling a place on the Programme

If you cancel after you have been nominated but before receiving the confirmation letter (Short-Term Study Visa Support letter), you can cancel without paying any fees

If you cancel after receiving the confirmation/offer letter, charges may apply, depending on the reason for the cancellation

If you cancel after accepting the accommodation contract, the £200 room deposit is not refundable

FAQs

If you have a question about our exchange programme, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Accommodation

Exchange students are welcome to live in our Halls of Residence on campus (subject to availability) for which a compulsory Fee Package is applicable - see below.

Alternatively, Exchange students can live off campus in privately-rented accommmodation and pay the landlord directly - in this case, no fees are payable to the University. Please apply via Liverpool Student Homes

Living on campus

If you choose to live in our Halls on campus, you will be offered a private room at the Aigburth Park accommodation campus, which is about three miles from the main teaching campus (Hope Park). A free shuttle bus is available Monday to Friday during the day in term time, to get you back and forth to classes.

For further information, see the Accommodation page.

To apply for a room on Campus you must complete the on-line accommodation application at Apply for Accommodation

Room offers will be made by email and include the Accommodation Contract, which sets out the terms and conditions for living on campus. You must accept the Contract online and pay a deposit of £200 to secure your room - this is refundable after departure (conditions apply) and is not part of the Study Abroad Fee Package. 

Arrival

For students who are paying the Exchange Fee Package (see below), we offer an airport pick-up service from Manchester International Airport on Arrival Day (25 September 2021 or 4 January 2022). We will advise you if the UK Government requires you to arrive earlier to self-isolate.

A driver will collect you from the airport and transport you to your accommodation on campus. If you arrive via John Lennon Airport you can take a 15 minute taxi ride to your Hall at Aigburth Park, St Michaels Road, Liverpool L17 7JQ. If you require help on arrival, please let us know by emailing internationalhub@hope.ac.uk

Catering

A range of food outlets at Hope Park and the Creative Campus offer hot and cold meals or drinks and snacks to purchase. If you are paying the Fee Package, this  includes a catering credit of £420 for the 12-week Programmes and £840 for the Double/Full Year Programmes, to be used in the restaurants, coffee shops, bar area and student shops at Hope Park or the Creative Campus. Food can be purchased from Our Place to take home for the evening. The card can also be used to purchase stationary items, gifts, or University-branded clothing at Hope Park. 

Please note that the catering credit is not operational in shops in the community or city centre. There are no catering outlets at Aigburth Park. Catering in the evenings, weekends and the holiday periods is the responsibility of the student. All study rooms have access to a self-catering kitchen for making meals.

The catering credit is meant to be used in full during the Programme – any credit left on the card at the end of the Programme will NOT be refunded to the student. Students are advised to use all the credit on the card, but if any credit remains, it can be donated to charity via the International Hub. 

The Exchange Fee Package

If you decide to live in Halls of Residence (on campus), we have an inclusive Fee Package to make your Exchange experience as budget-friendly as possible. Find out more about what is included on the Exchange Fee Package page.

The Fee Package covers the cost of accommodation, day-time catering and a range of other benefits, including a shuttle bus to classes, allowing you to pay for most of the essentials in one transaction.