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International Summer School

Live like an LJMU student this summer

Liverpool John Moores International Summer School provides a unique and exciting opportunity for you to experience life at a leading UK university, immerse yourself in British culture and make friends with people from all over the world.

You can choose from one of four academic pathways on the LJMU Summer School programme: Art and Literature, Engineering, Sports or Health and Wellbeing. All programmes give you the opportunity to experience LJMU’s world-class facilities and enjoy cultural excursions in Liverpool and other historical sites across the UK. Find out more about our exciting cultural programme.

To be eligible to take part in the LJMU International Summer School in Liverpool, you must be an undergraduate student at your home university. All courses are taught in English, so a good level of English is also essential.

This year’s summer school at LJMU will run from 20 July – 10 August 2019. During your stay in Liverpool, you will meet current LJMU students and live in student accommodation in the heart of the city centre.

The programme fee is £2,500. This includes transfer to and from Manchester Airport, modern en-suite accommodation in a city centre location, cultural excursions and site visits, celebration dinners and dedicated pastoral support.

As an LJMU International Summer School student, you would also be eligible for a £2,000 tuition-fee scholarship to go towards an LJMU post-graduate programme.

Apply now and take one step closer to the best summer of your life!

What can I study?

All International Summer School students have the opportunity to study English Language throughout the three-week programme. Students will attend English classes tailored to their language level. Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics, including subject specific sessions that aim to equip students with the necessary vocabulary and understanding for their particular academic pathway.


The Sports pathway offers students the opportunity to study within both the School of Sport and Exercise Science and School of Sports Studies, Leisure and Nutrition. This pathway provides a unique opportunity for students to study at world-leading departments, access world-class facilities and to learn from experts at the forefront of sports innovation and development. Students will also spend time at LJMU’s beautiful IM Marsh campus set in the leafy suburb of Aigburth. Here they will have access to a huge range of facilities, such as; sports and fitness equipment, strength and conditioning studio and vast playing fields.

Engineering and Technology

Based in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, this pathway is varied and dynamic with a strong focus on practical learning. Students will have the exciting opportunity to experience the Faculty’s latest developments in areas from computing and engineering to maritime studies and built environment. With a strong global reputation for research excellence, the Faculty offers students the chance to learn from expert academics and leading industry professionals. Students will not only have access to a wide range of facilities, such as the Drones Laboratory and Maritime Simulator, but will also visit local industries outside of LJMU. 

Art and Literature

The Art and Literature pathway offers students the unique chance to study within both Liverpool School of Art and Design and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Both Schools are dedicated to exceptional programme content delivered by world-leading academics, artists and designers. Students will take a variety of practical sessions, including; life drawing, pottery and Facelab, combined with workshops covering literature, cinematography and drama. Students will also be able to take advantage of the Faculty’s strong cultural partnerships in the city through visits to local galleries, museums and theatres, such as Tate Liverpool and Empire theatre.

Health and Wellbeing

Set within the Faculty of Education, Health and Community, students on the Health and Wellbeing pathway will receive a pioneering educational experience, informed by the expert academic staff and cutting-edge research. Set on the beautiful IM Marsh campus, in the leafy suburb of Aigburth only 5 miles from the city centre, the sessions will cover areas such as Midwifery, First Aid, Paramedic, Nursing and Mindfulness. The pathway prepares students for real-life experience by providing access to its exceptional facilities; most notably the ‘Health Village’ comprised of multiple practice suits, Home Environment room and replica ambulance.

How to apply

To apply for a place on the Liverpool John Moores University International Summer School, please complete the short online application form below. Please select your chosen programme from Arts and Literature, Engineering, Sports or Health and Wellbeing. Once we receive your initial application, we will be in touch with further information. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Where you'll be studying

John Lennon Art and Design Building

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Students - International Summer School

Bravo. During the stay in Liverpool, I can sense the historical evolution of the city and the modern life as well. No wonder it’s sister with Shanghai. I’m really surprised by your advanced facilities and outstanding teaching. It is literally way more better than my own university. It’ll be boss if I have opportunities to finish my further study here. Thanks for everything!

Ashley Dai