International Enrolment

As an International student, once you have completed the on-line registration process you must also submit additional documentation in order for your enrolment to be completed. The required documentation will depend on your individual circumstances. Please complete this online form and return scans of your supporting documentation to registrationdocuments@ljmu.ac.uk. Your form will list the exact requirements for supporting documents once you specify your specific circumstances.

All International Students are required to have paid a minimum 50% of the tuition fee prior to re-registration each year, or to have supplied/uploaded a sponsorship letter for the full tuition fee.

Airport Pick-up Service

LJMU will arrange a collection service for students travelling into the UK via Manchester International Airport (MAN) and to Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), or in some circumstances, a quarantine airport hotel around the UK. To book this service you will need to give our support team at least four days’ notice in order to guarantee a transfer.

Please book your airport pick-up here.

Please note that drivers have the right to refuse a collection if passengers do not wear a face covering, unless passengers are exempt from doing so.

Once you have completed your enrolment at LJMU you can settle down to enjoying everything that Liverpool and the University has to offer. However, it is important to remember that your status as an enrolled student at the University is dependent on you attending timetabled activities and completing all necessary assessments. LJMU is required by the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI) to monitor the attendance of all Tier 4 international students studying at the University

If you have any queries about enrolling, please contact the Student Registration Helpline at: studentregistration@ljmu.ac.uk

UK Bank Accounts

Due to the pandemic most UK bank branches continue to operate on a limited service in order to ensure the safety of their customers and staff.

Subsequently most banks cannot offer account opening services through a branch.

We have identified several online banks that may be able to assist the student population entirely online without the need to visit a branch. Please see this list of alternatives below:

Bank

Account Type

Santander

Santander Essentials Current Account

Nationwide

Nationwide Flex Basic

Monzo

Monzo Current Accounts

Starling

Starling Current Accounts

Transfer Wise

Multi Currency Account

Virgin Money

The Virgin Money Current Account

This list is purely a guide to show alternatives. Students will also be able to apply for an account with HSBC via https://www.hsbc.co.uk/current-accounts/products/bank-account/#eligibility

however you will still need to visit the branch with identification and address documents once instructed to do so by HSBC.

Guidance for Students Completing Account opening formalities in branches:

  1. Students should only go to a branch once advised to do so.
  2. Students coming from overseas must only visit a branch once any ‘quarantine period’ has expired and NOT before.
  3. Once advised to visit a branch students will probably need to book an appointment to complete the account opening process.
  4. Overseas students will be required to present a Valid Passport, Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and a Proof of Student Status Letter from the University, available in My LJMU.
  5. UK banks expect all customers to wear face makes (unless exempt). Customers will be seen individually and are advised to attend the branch on their own.