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Scholarship FAQs

Information for international undergraduate students

Frequently asked questions

Read more about the international undergraduate scholarships

If you have a question about our scholarships or bursaries, you might find the answer to your question below.

Do I need an English language test score to complete my application?

Yes. You will need a valid LJMU Applicant Student ID number in order to complete your scholarship application form. If you do not include this ID number, your application will be rejected. 

Do I need to have a valid offer to study at LJMU before I can apply for a scholarship?

Yes. You need to submit your English language test score to the International Admissions team. Please quote your Applicant Student ID number before you submit your application.

My parents are paying my tuition fees and accommodation. Does this mean I am a self-funded international student?

Yes. If your parents are paying your tuition fees and accommodation this means you would meet the criteria of being a self-funded student. 

When will I find out if I am going to receive a scholarship?

We will let you know if you have been awarded an LJMU scholarship before the end of June. If you have a conditional offer to study at LJMU, you will not hear from us until you have met all the conditions of your offer.

If I defer my start date until January or September 2018, will I still receive my scholarship?

No. The current LJMU scholarships will only be awarded to students starting their degrees in September 2017.

If I am successful, how long will I receive the scholarship money for?

LJMU scholarships are only awarded for one year (unless otherwise stated). This means that you need to have sufficient funds to cover the remaining tuition fees for subsequent years of study if you are studying an undergraduate or research degree.

If I am awarded an LJMU scholarship can I use the money for my accommodation?

No. Our scholarships are partial tuition fee waivers. The scholarships will be deducted from your tuition fee account and no scholarship money can be used for living expenses or to cover your accommodation costs.

I accidentally pressed the 'submit' button before I had completed my application form. What should I do?

Don't worry. You can resubmit another application form. Make sure you complete all relevant fields before clicking send.

I would like to apply for an international scholarship, but I cannot afford to live in the United Kingdom. Should I apply anyway?

Unfortunately, our scholarships only cover tuition fees and don’t cover living expenses. We would recommend you do not apply for a scholarship until you have the necessary funds to meet UK Visas and Immigration regulations for studying in the UK. 

I would like to send documents and/or information to support my scholarship application form. Where would I send these documents?

Please email supporting information to our international team.

What conditions are attached to being an LJMU international scholarship recipient?

If you are awarded a scholarship you must agree to accept the following conditions:

1. If you withdraw from your course during year one you should advise the International Student Recruitment Office.

2. If you stop attending, leave, change course, suspend or defer without advising the team you may be asked to repay all or part of the scholarship for the current year.

3. You will be asked for a brief summary of your progress/activities during the year. This will be used in a feedback report to the University. We will write to you about this during the year.

4. You will be expected to assist in promoting LJMU and the scholarship scheme, including appearance in photographs, information for articles and press releases, plus other relevant promotional activities as agreed. You may also be required to attend events to represent LJMU. 

If I don't get a scholarship will this affect my offer to study at LJMU?

No. If you don’t receive a scholarship you can still take your place at the University and we look forward to meeting you in September. The LJMU international scholarships are extremely popular, attracting very strong applicants from across the world, so please don’t be too disappointed if you are unsuccessful.

Do I need to come from a specific country to be considered for the John Moores International Undergraduate Scholarship?

If you come from one of the following countries you will be eligible to apply for these scholarships (subject to other entry criteria):

  • All Commonwealth countries
  • All African countries
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Darussalam
  • Indonesia
  • Lao PDR
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • The People’s Republic of China
  • Vietnam

What happens if I receive an LJMU scholarship and decide to study at another university?

This fee waiver is unique to LJMU, so it cannot be transferred to another university. If you take up an offer of a place elsewhere, or if you decide not to attend LJMU in 2017, please contact our International team.

Who is exempt from taking an English language test?

You do not have to confirm English language competence if you have previously completed an academic qualification equivalent to a UK degree in one of the following countries (which we call ‘majority English-speaking’ countries):

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

This exemption also applies if you are a national of one of the following countries (which we call ‘majority English-speaking’ countries):

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States of America
Please note: If you are from Canada we would look at whether you have previously studied in English or French. If in French, we would ask for a SELT.

I am attending the LJMU Pre-sessional English Language Programme. Can I still apply for a scholarship?

Students who attend the six-week pre-sessional English programme as part of their conditional offer cannot apply for a scholarship. However, we will consider students who attend the pre-sessional when they are self-funded and attendance is not part of their condition.

Students who attend the six-week pre-sessional English programme automatically receive a £700 bursary, which we deduct from their degree course fees on enrolment, and following successful completion of the English language programme.