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LJMU in Canada

LJMU welcomes students from Canada

Expand your personal and professional network by embarking upon study in the UK

Whether you are looking to study an undergraduate degree or continue your higher education journey with a postgraduate opportunity, we would love to hear from you. The city of Liverpool is a port city with great industrial links to Canada and we enjoy a great Canadian student community within the city’s knowledge and commercial quarters. Take a look at the information below to find out more about your options.

Choose the right course for you

There are many options for study here in LJMU. Across our various disciplines, we offer courses such as Pharmacy, Sports Science or Coaching, Maritime Business and Management and Wildlife Conservation. We also offer fantastic options in Law, giving Canadian students the chance to study in the country where common law originated. There is something here for everyone and we are on hand to offer advice whenever you need it.  Many of our degrees are professionally accredited and come with options to work in industry during your study; significantly improving your chances of employment beyond graduation. 

Our Academic Year

In the UK, our academic year runs from September to May/June for most undergraduate courses and our postgraduate courses usually run from September through September. We have a small number of courses with the option of a January intake, so look out for the course specific information on our website to determine your potential start date.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate applicants from Ontario require a High School Graduation Diploma including six grade twelve subjects. Grade eleven math and English are also required. Undergraduate applicants from other provinces should contact our international admissions team on with details of your current qualifications and they will happily assess your eligibility for entry onto one of our courses.

Postgraduate applicants require a bachelors degree (honours) minimum grade of 2.8 (GPA 4.0 scale).

If you require further information, please get in touch with us.

LJMU offers a wide range of scholarships for international students

Achievement Scholarship

LJMU are pleased to be able to offer £2,000 tuition fee discounts to eligible undergraduate and postgraduate applicants without a separate application process. All achievement scholarships are awarded automatically to all who fit the essential criteria as stated below:

Successful candidates must: 

  • be self-funded
  • meet the conditions stated in their full-time course offer letter
  • not also have funding from other external sources such as government or employer sponsorship

If you meet the above criteria, we will send an update of your scholarship status in the unconditional offer letter for your course. 

Hodgson Law Scholarship

In association with the following courses:

The Hodgson Law Scholarship, which has been made possible through the generous benefaction of Elizabeth Hodgson, widow of the Liverpool Solicitor Joseph Hodgson, who expressed a wish to advance the education and training of lawyers who might work for the benefit of Merseyside. The Trustees wish Hodgson Law Scholars to benefit from education in Liverpool with a view to encouraging the intellectual growth of promising law students and the nurturing of close links with the City of Liverpool and the Liverpool City Region.

Key information

The Scholarship is only available to all prospective Overseas candidates (i.e. non UK, non EU) intending to pursue a postgraduate taught degree in law at Liverpool John Moores University

The Scholarship includes full tuition fees for a full-time postgraduate taught degree in law (LLM), and a stipend of £9,135.

Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent degree at a minimum 2.1 (UK Upper Second) or equivalent standard and have an excellent standard of English. 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Academic excellence
  • Evidence of an interest in legal and public service which may benefit the Liverpool City Region
  • Potential and ambition for future leadership
  • That they are not otherwise able to undertake a postgraduate degree at either institution

Further details and application form are available on the Hodgson Law Scholarship website.

How to apply

You will need to complete and submit the application form electronically to Alison Lui at LJMU.

Find out more about international scholarships at LJMU.

What our alumni say

Sherif Ibrahim - LJMU AlumniIn 2002, Sherif decided to embark upon a journey to the UK to aid his dream of becoming a pharmacist.  After searching in his home country of Canada, he encountered a lack of options in his chosen field and branched out to the idea of higher education overseas. 

"For many years, I knew I wanted to be a pharmacist. With this in mind, I applied to the University of Toronto here in Canada but there was a waiting list, as it was the only school of pharmacy in Ontario at the time.

I did a lot of research and emailed lots of schools. I started talking to Dr Peter Elliot at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in the UK and I loved how the program was structured compared to the one in Toronto.” Read more about Sherif's LJMU experience.

Sherif Ibrahim – Pharmacy (MPharm), class of 2006

Contact us

Judith Cooke, Regional Manager (The Americas)

Tel: +44 151 231 8133

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I chose to take up a position in Liverpool for the opportunity to work in a different higher education system and have the chance to live in a new and interesting place. Liverpool is a friendly and vibrant city, I genuinely love it here.

Adam R.Reddon -
Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology