Studying abroad enhances your CV and broadens your horizons
Travelling overseas and adjusting to a new culture not only improves your employability but your self-confidence, cultural awareness and communication skills. See before you go for more information.
If you’re a current student interested in studying abroad, you should discuss your options with your International Mobility Coordinator (IMC) within your School and attend a Study Abroad Team information session to find out when you can study abroad and which partners are the best fit for your programme of study.
Applying to study abroad
LJMU offers students the chance to study abroad for a semester or a year in one of our partner universities in Europe or the USA. Students are encouraged to research potential locations and partners before applying and attend one of the information sessions led by the Go Abroad Team.
The application process for 2020/21 is now closed and 2021/22 will open in early 2021.
Please follow these steps to apply to study abroad with LJMU:
- Complete the online application form and your own personal application link will have been sent to you in an email
- Meet your International Mobility Coordinator to discuss your mobility period and host institution choice
- Submit your application form online (only electronic submissions will be accepted)
- Applications will not be accepted after the deadline unless there are mitigating circumstances as to why you could not complete the application on time
- We will contact students no later than Monday 2 March 2020 with our decision, so check your student email to see if you have been successful. If you have, submit an acceptance letter, committing to both the proposed study abroad opportunity and attendance at compulsory pre-departure session
All completed applications submitted by the deadline will be assessed by a committee comprising of academic and professional members of staff. The panel will allocate students to a host institution and confirm the student’s nomination and the host institution’s suitability with the student’s programme of study at LJMU. Students will then be informed of the outcome of their application by a specified date outlined in the application guidelines. Unsuccessful applicants will be offered general feedback, but individual feedback cannot be given due to the high number of applications expected. Host university spaces are allocated to the strongest applicants and these decisions cannot be appealed by students.
When selecting modules to study at your host institution, you must undertake the full credit load that will allow you to progress to the next level of your LJMU programme of study. Note that this may mean you take a different number of modules than at LJMU as some universities have different credit values. It is also important to consider the assessments you may take at your host institution, as some universities and countries have more assessments than you may be used to. If you would like to know more, speak to your IMC about the assessments at your host institution and how marks will be translated.
You can follow @LJMUGoAbroad for updates.
Who to contact about going abroad
If you’re a current student interested in going abroad, you should discuss your options with your International Mobility Coordinator (IMC) and/or Programme Leader within your School.
Arts, Professional and Social Studies
Art and Design: Kayla Owen
Liverpool Screen School: Paula Baines
Humanities and Social Science: Janine Melvin
Justice Studies: Adrian James
Public Health Institute: Conan Leavy
Nursing: Analie Grimshaw
Allied Health (inc. midwifery and paramedics): Jane Rooney
Engineering and Technology
Applied Mathematics: Sandra Ortega Martorell
Built Environment: Vida Maliene
Civil Engineering: Iacopo Carnacina
Computer Science: Thar Baker Shamsa
Maritime and Mechanical Engineering: Dan Stancioiu