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The Study Abroad Programme

The Study Abroad 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. 

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Applying from a Partner University

If you are studying with one of our overseas partners, you should discuss your interest in studying at Liverpool Hope with your university's Study Abroad Advisor. The Advisor 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 Advisor will nominate you to us.

At the application stage, we require a scan of your most recent official transcript - please send it, or ask your Advisor to send it, to

Applying from a non-Partner University

If you are not studying with one of our overseas partners, we can accept an independant application from you if you are studying on a full degree programme, subject to you meeting the minimum entry requirements of the Programme - see 'Entry Requirements' above.

Please contact us at to discuss your requirements. If we feel that we can offer you the courses you need for your degree, we will give you the go ahead to apply.

Not sure?

If you are unsure whether your current university or college is an overseas partner of Liverpool Hope University, please check with your Study Abroad Advisor or e-mail us at and we can confirm for you.


The Programme offers 60 UK credits for the 12-week Programmes and 120 credits 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.

Full Year students will earn 120 UK credits from 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 Information for International Students (use the tabs to see pre-arrival and post-arrival information.  


As long as you arrive on Arrival Day (25 September 2021 or 4 January 2022), we will collect you from Manchester International Airport and transport you to your accommodation on campus. We will advise you if the UK Government requires you to arrive earlier to self-isolate.


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.


You will live in on-campus accommodation owned by the University. Our study rooms are single rooms with no room sharing, so you are guaranteed security and privacy. the fully equipped kitchens are shared, as are the bathrooms in our standard accommodation in St Julie's Hall. You can request an upgrade to a room with an en-suite shower and toilet but this is subject to vailability, so apply early. 

You will live at Aigburth Park, 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 our 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. 


A range of food outlets at Hope Park and the Creative Campus offer hot and cold meals or drinks and snacks to purchase. The Fee Package includes a catering credit of £420 for the 12-week Programmes and £840 for the Double Programme, 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 Study Abroad Fee Package

We have an inclusive Fee Package to make your Study Abroad experience as budget-friendly as possible. Find out more about what is included on the Fee Package page.

The Fee Package covers the cost of tuition, 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.

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

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 our 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


If you have a question about studying abroad, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.