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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 what you need to do before you arrive, and what you can expect in the first few weeks.

Arrival Day 

The University has a special Arrival Day each semester so that all new students receive a warm welcome and can meet each other. We have lots of staff on all three campuses and at our Halls of Residence to make sure you settle in and have all you need for a great start.

We would like all students to arrive on these special days, but if you can't, just let us know at internationalhub@hope.ac.uk and we will make sure we meet you when you get here.

Arrival Day is mainly aimed at students moving into Halls of Residence, but as the University's Induction Week (October) and the International Hub's Orientation Programme (September and January) start straight after Arrivals Day, we would encourage any undergraduate students living off campus to also arrive on the same weekend.

If you are a postgraduate student, your course and Induction week will start a week later, but you are welcome to join us on Arrivals Day and have an extra week to settle in before your course starts.

 

Arrival Days for Academic Year 2021/22 are:

Autumn (Fall) Term 2021

New Undergraduate and Postgraduate students - Saturday 2 October (10 days earlier if self-isolation is required)

Study Abroad and Exchange students - Saturday 25 September (10 days earlier if self-isolation is required)

 

Spring Term 2022

New Undergraduate and Postgraduate students - Saturday 8 January (10 days earlier if self-isolation is still required)

Study Abroad and Exchange students - Tuesday 4 January (to be confirmed - the first 10 days will be online if self-isolation is required) 

 

Travel to the UK

You can travel to Liverpool via the following routes:

  • Flight to Liverpool John Lennon Airport

  • Flight to Manchester International Airport followed by train or taxi to Liverpool (airport collection available on Arrival Day only - fee may apply)

  • Flight to any London airport followed by air shuttle to Liverpool John Lennon Airport

  • Flight to any London airport followed by direct train from London Euston station to Liverpool Lime Street station

  • Flight to any UK International Airport followed by National Express bus to Liverpool 1 Bus Depot

Pre-Arrival checklist

  • If you wish to live in Halls of Residence, complete the online application, or if you wish to live off campus, apply for a room in private accommodation. Please do not travel without having somewhere to stay as the University does not offer temporary accommodation 

  • If you have recieved an offer of a room in Halls, accept the Accommodation Contract and pay the deposit

  • Apply for your Visa (unless you are eligible to get a Short-Term Study Visa at the port of entry)

  • Book your flight (do NOT fly via Dublin airport if you need a Short Term Study Visa) 

  • Book an AIRPORT TRANSFER if you wish to book a private transfer vehichle from Manchester International Airport to your accommodation on the above on Arrival days (fee £45). Study Abroad and Exchange students do not need to book - please contact us with your flight details.

  • Register for your course (see below)

Arriving at University

  • If you have booked an Airport Collection on Arrivals Day, we will meet you at the airport and transport you to one of our Halls of Residence, where a member of staff will meet you and show you to your room

  • If you live in Halls of Residence there is a free Shuttle Bus to get you to your teaching campus. Please ensure that you follow the Induction Programme or Orientation Programme so that you don't miss any important welcome events

  • If you will not be living in Halls of Residence, you should go to your accommodation before visiting the University

  • If you do not have access to the free Shuttle Bus, make your way to the campus where your course is taught to follow your timetable and if you can, the Orientation Programme. The campus names are Hope Park or The Creative Campus. See the How to Find Us page for directions and campus maps

All international students should report to the International Hub at Hope Park at their earliest opportunity to present their passport and certificates to the Compliance Officer. Course registration and a Finance interview are required before your Student ID card can be issued

Registration Tasks

You need to register before you arrive. Full details can be found at:

 

Orientation programme

International Orientation takes place in the week before teaching for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The International Hub offers an (example: International Orientation Programme), that 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.

Orientation will be subject to any restrictions in place at the time, but will be either face-to face or by Zoom and will incude real or virtual campus tours, information on: registration; ID card collection; library induction; health; opening a bank account; and safety.  

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.

Fees and Finance 

You will be able to speak to our Finance Team about the payment of your fees when you arrive. Here is a quick guide to what you can expect:

 

Accommodation Fees (if living on campus)

Ater paying the £250 refundable deposit (not part of the fee), you should make a Payment Plan by contacting financequeries@hope.ac.uk or call 0044(0)151 291 3339

 

Tuition Fees - Full degree students

International Students on a three/four year Undergraduate degree - the balance of your Tuition Fee (after deducting the deposit) is due in full on arrival each year, or a payment plan should be agreed with the Finance Office

International Students on a one year Postgraduate degree or a Partnership Programme (UG or PG) - the balance of your Tuition Fee (after deducting the deposit) is due in full on arrival, or can be paid as 50% before arrival and the remaining 50% within three months of arrival.

 

Short Programmes - Fee Packages

Study Abroad students

One-semester Programme - you (or your University) should pay the Study Abroad Fee Package in full before you arrive. 

Full academic year Programme - you (or your University) should pay 50% of the Fee Package before you arrive, and the remaining 50% within three months of arrival.

See Study Abroad Fee Package Details for prices and to see what is included in the Fee Package. 

International Exchange students

One-semester Programme - there is no tuition fee due, but if you choose to live in Halls of Residence (recommended), you will automatically be liable for the International Exchange Fee Package and you (or your University) should pay the Fee in full before you arrive.

Full academic year Programme - there is no tuition fee due, but if you choose to live in Halls of Residence (recommended), you will automatically be liable for the International Exchange Fee Package and you (or your University) should pay the Fee as 50% before you arrive, and the remaining 50% within three months of arrival.

Exchange students who choose to live off campus in private accommodation, do not pay the Exchange Fee Package.

See Exchange Fee Package Details for prices and to see what is included in the Fee 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

Please contact us at internationalhub@hope.ac.uk if you have any questions.