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Pre-arrival information

We want to make your journey to Liverpool Hope University go as smoothly as possible. This page tells you everything you need to know about what you need to do before you arrive, and what you can expect in the first few weeks when you get here. We hope this information helps, but please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at internationalhub@hope.ac.uk

Preparing for your journey

You can arrive in Liverpool via the following routes:

  • flight to Liverpool John Lennon Airport
  • flight to Manchester International Airport followed by train or taxi to Liverpool
  • flight to any London airport followed by air shuttle to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, or train to Liverpool Lime Street station, or National Express bus to Liverpool 1 Bus Depot

Arrivals and orientation

  • Arrival Day if you are living in Halls of Residence is Saturday 28th September 2019
  • The International Orientation starts on Sunday 29th September 2019

Important:

  • you should aim to arrive for the start of the International Orientation Programme
  • if you will be living in Halls of Residence, you should arrive on the official Arrival Day and go straight to the campus where your room is located, unless you have arranged an Airport Collection, in which case, we will transport you to your accommodation
  • if you are unable to arrive on Arrival Day, please contact internationalhub@hope.ac.uk to let us know your arrival date and time
  • Study Abroad and Exchange students, Commonwealth Shared Scholarship students and students from partner Universities, such as Stella Maris College and Christ University, can book an Airport Collection on Arrival Day only, using the Airport Collection Request form
  • if you are living in private accommodation, you should make your way to Hope Park to join the Orientation Programme (see below)

Orientation programme

The International Hub offers a bespoke Orientation Programme, which includes a welcome and information session and a range of activities to help you to feel at home. For students living in Halls of Residence, this starts as soon as you arrive. New students living off-campus are welcome to join in any of the Orientation activities at Hope Park or Aigburth Park.

Orientation for September 2019 will start at Aigburth Park on 28th September, and continue on 29th September with local and city tours. The programme will then move to Hope Park from 30th September with a Welcome Meeting hosted by the Head of the International Hub, Dr Wendy Bignold and her team.

The programme continues throughout the week and will include a campus tours, registration, course choices (study abroad and exchange only), document checking, ID card collection, library induction, financial planning, and help with joining the Student Union's clubs and societies. We will introduce you to our Chaplaincy Team and make you aware of the variety of social events where you can meet other students and make new friends.

We will hold a 'What's The Difference' workshop where we will discuss UK and local customs, language and food and we will explain the many opportunities for travel around the UK and Europe.

We will even take you on a trip to the historic city of Chester by train, where you can walk the city walls, visit the amphitheatre, and browse around the Cathedral.

During the first day of the Orientation Programme, you will have an interview with our Finance Team to discuss your fees. The interview will vary depending on your circumstances, but here is a guideline of what to expect:

Fees and Finance 

During the first day of the Orientation Programme you will be able to speak to our Finance Team, they will be able to talk you through your fees and paying any balances. You may need to have a short interview with them to discuss your payments but this will depend on your circumstances. Here is a quick guide to what you can expect:

Students on a three year Undergraduate degree - if you have not paid your Tuition fee (and Accommodation fee, if applicable), or Package fee, in full, a payment plan will be agreed for the balance of your fees.

Students on a one year Postgraduate degree - if you have not paid your Tuition fee (and Accommodation fee, if applicable), or Package fee in full, you will be expected to pay 50% of the remaining balance and agree a date for payment of the remaining 50%

Study Abroad students - your Study Abroad Package fee is due in full before you arrive if you are studying for a single semester. If you are studying for a full academic year, 50% of your fees are due before you arrive, and the remaining 50% within three months of arrival. If you have paid or your University may be paying on your behalf, your interview will confirm this. If you have not paid and you are responsible for your Package fee, you will be asked to pay in full during your Finance interview. See full Study Abroad Terms and Conditions for details of the package. 

*If you are a study abroad student coming from Christs University please see Christs Terms and Conditions for full details of the package.*

International Exchange students - there is no tuition fee due, but if you are living in Halls of Residence, you will automatically be liable for the International Exchange Package fee, which you will be expected to pay in full before arrival. If you have not paid, you will be asked to pay in full during your Finance interview. Exchange students living off campus do not have fees to pay to Liverpool Hope University. See full Exchange Terms and Conditions for details of the package.

How to Pay Your Fees 

To pay your university fees you should use the Liverpool Hope Bank Transfer (powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions). By using this service you pay in your local currency from your home bank account so you do not need to worry about exchange rates or bank charges. 

If you have any queries about this service or your payment you can contact WU Business Solutions dedicated student support helpline on +44 (0) 1733871871 or email education@westernunion.com 

For further information please refer to the Regulations for Fees and Finance document. 

To contact our Finance Team, please email financequeries@hope.ac.uk

 

Arrivals checklist

  • Complete the online application for accommodation
  • Accept the Accommodation Contract and pay the deposit
  • Apply for Visa (unless you are eligible to get your Visa at the port of entry)
  • Book flight (NOT via Dublin) to arrive on Arrival Day 28th September 2019
  • Complete the Airport Collection Request
  • Log into MyHope after you receive the ‘Log In and Password’ details (August)
  • Complete the Registration task in the SRM section of MyHope
  • Check your Liverpool Hope email account for messages
  • Join Liverpool Hope International Buddies

Important Term Dates

Study Abroad and Exchange Students

Semester 1 

  • Arrivals Day is 28th September 2019
  • Orientation begins 29th September 2019
  • Teaching begins 7th October 2019
  • Teaching ends 20th December 2019
  • All housing contracts end 21st December 2019

Semester 2 

  • Arrivals Day is Thursday 9th January 2020
  • Orientation begins 10th January 2020
  • Teaching begins 13th January 2020
  • Easter vacation 30th March to 17th April 2020
  • Teaching ends 15th May 2020
  • All housing contracts end 5th June 2020

 

Undergraduate International Students 

Please see the regular 2019-20 Undergraduate Calendar for official term dates. All International Students are encouraged to attend the International Orientation Programme of events alongside their own orientation events. 

 

Post-Graduate International Students 

Please see the regular 2019-20 Postgraduate Calendar for official term dates. All International Students are encouraged to attend the International Orientation Programme of events alongside their own orientation events.