University Guide

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool was founded as a college in 1881 but gained its university status in 1903 when it became one of the six original ‘red brick’ civic universities. It is an internationally renowned Russel Group university and has collaborated with 1,300 external organisations. There are currently over 29,000 students studying at the University.

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University of Liverpool

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Liverpool.

  • Rankings

    The University of Liverpool is ranked 20th in the country by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide and is ranked 168th in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Employability

    88% of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating the University of Liverpool. For only undergraduate UK-based students, this figure rises to 95%. The University is also the 25th most targeted by global graduate employers.

  • Fees

    For UK and EU students, the tuition fees are £9,250 per year. For international students, the tuition fees range from £17,400 to £36,300 depending on the course type.

  • Bursaries

    The University of Liverpool offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support talented students from every background. These include mature student bursaries, young adult carer bursaries and estranged student bursaries.


The University offers 4,500 student rooms which are either located in the lively Greenbank student village or the perfectly located city campus residences. There is a range of options available, including en-suite bedrooms and both catered and self-catered properties. AFS also has a list of suggested private properties in Liverpool here.

Students' Union

The University of Liverpool’s Student’s Union is named the Liverpool Guild of Students and is an award-winning centre of opportunities. As well as having over 200 societies, there are also chanced to get involved in other ways such as volunteering and voting in the student election.

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Famous for

The University of Liverpool is well known for its high-quality research which has led it to being associated with nine Nobel Prize winners. The University has also has ground-breaking connections across the globes which allows undergraduate exchange partners to join the university from all over the world.


The University is currently leading a major international project to enhance the wellbeing in urban slums in Brazil. The £2 million award has brought a number of universities to collaborate on the project, as well as national authorities in Brazil.

AFS says

"Liverpool feels like such a familiar city. It’s got the perfect mix of a hectic metropolitan city like London, combined with some of the simple comforts of your hometown".

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