Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is a world-leading institution. With over 22,000 students - including more than 7,700 international students from over 130 countries (plus a further 10,000+ online students), it offers a diverse and welcoming place to live and study.
More than 400 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are available, spanning a huge variety of different subject areas. The university aims to produce graduates who are at the forefront of the global jobs market.
Belonging to the elite Russell Group, the University of Liverpool is a pioneer in several fields of research. It works with leading research institutes, universities and organisations across the world, including links with nine Nobel laureates. The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China is an example of where international students can develop skills and professional connections abroad.
The university has invested GBP 800 million in its campus, teaching and research facilities. 81 per cent of its research has been rated as world leading and internationally excellent by the Research Excellence Framework.
Student support is a priority, and the university offers hundreds of scholarships annually, as well as continuous professional development programmes. A dedicated support team is also available for international students.
Its award-winning Careers & Employability Service equips international students with effective job-searching skills. 94 per cent of its graduates are either employed or in further study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17).
Liverpool itself is an iconic city. Home to The Beatles, two premier-league football clubs and a World Heritage skyline, more than 54 million visitors come to the city each year. It has been voted as the fourth friendliest city in the world by Rough Guide, and students can enjoy the many museums, galleries, theatres and listed buildings in the city - of which there are more of than any other British city (except London).