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Scholarship FAQs

Information for international 2017/18 postgraduates

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about scholarships for international students

If you have a question and would like to find out more about scholarships for international postgraduates, you might find the answer to your question below. Click on the tabs to find out more.

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. 

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.

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 and living costs for the duration of your course.

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 have read about the international scholarship, but I cannot afford to live in the United Kingdom. What should I do?

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

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. 

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.