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Study at The University of Liverpool

Liverpool International College provides courses for entry to the University of Liverpool. With over 300 undergraduate degrees, and more than 100 postgraduate degrees, the University is an extremely popular choice for students.

Are you an international student?

The University of Liverpool has roughly 17,000 full-time students, of which 2,500 are international. Our International College is based on the university campus and teaches preparation courses to international students looking to enter the University. Students who successfully complete their preparation course are guaranteed a place at the University.

Enrol in our top university preparation courses, and gain direct entry in to one of the world’s top universities. To apply and read more, visit our Liverpool International College website.



A few reasons why international students choose Liverpool International College

  • Culturally diverse: With more than 50,000 students living and studying in the city, Liverpool is a vibrant and multicultural place to live.
  • Strength in science: The University is ranked 8th in the UK for Chemistry at undergraduate-level (Guardian University Guide 2015).
  • LIC rewards success: significant numbers of international students qualify for progression scholarships awarded by the University after successful completion of an LIC pathway course.
  • Great track record in graduate employment: 300 employers visit the University each year to recruit graduates. Over 90% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months.

Foundation certificates

Our foundation certificates provide excellent preparation for international students who want to study an undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool. We run the following foundation certificate courses:


Students looking to study a taught postgraduate degree at the University of Liverpool can take one of the following Pre-Master’s courses:


The Pre-Doctorate course provides specialist modules that equip international students with a broad set of academic and research skills needed for a doctoral degree at the University of Liverpool. It is taught at KIC London, Kaplan’s London-based international college.

In addition to helping international students develop transferable skills and language abilities, students benefit from our expert academic counselling, which will help them decide on the university and doctoral degree course that is right for their needs.

Doctoral-level students are guaranteed an interview with the University where research areas match, upon which they may be offered a place of study.

Find out about our Pre-Doctorate course.

  • Erangi Kulupana

    Erangi Kulupana
    Arrivals and Accommodation Co-ordinator

    “Choosing the right place to live is so important. It’s nice to be able to help students make this decision.”

  • Andrew Upton

    Andrew Upton
    Research and Social Sciences Tutor

    “I’ve met so many former students who have progressed to the University of Liverpool, which is very gratifying.”

  • Chris Bilboe

    Chris Bilboe
    Learning Support Tutor

    “I am a Personal Tutor, teaching academic skills to prepare students for higher education.”

  • Adam Stanborough & Neil Owen

    Adam Stanborough & Neil Owen
    Head of Student Management & Student Support Worker

    “We monitor student progress and provide support.”