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Study in the UK

Take part in an exchange programme with a UK university

Liverpool John Moores University offers a fantastic student experience. We have an excellent reputation for high-quality, inspirational teaching informed by world-leading research, modern facilities, and dedicated and supportive staff. Not only that, but being based in one of Europe’s most vibrant, culturally-significant cities makes LJMU a popular choice with international students.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your time here but why not find out for yourself what we have to offer? Take a look at our Student Experience pages to find out about our campuses, sports and societies, benefits and opportunities, and everything else that sums up what it’s like to be a student here. You can also find out what it’s like to live in Liverpool. See our Discover Liverpool section to find out about Liverpool’s culture, sport, events, history and more.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Liverpool John Moores University community.

Frequently asked questions

Find out what you need to know about studying at LJMU

How do I apply?

To apply for a semester at LJMU please get in touch with us at

What are the term dates?

Please see the LJMU academic calendar.

How can I find out more about the School/Department I will be joining?

For in-depth information about facilities, courses, teaching/research and academic staff within each of the Schools/Departments at LJMU, take a look at our Faculties.

Where will I stay on campus?

Liverpool has a range of student accommodation available. LJMU does not own any student accommodation itself, instead we work in partnership with a number of trusted and reputable private providers.

Hall name

Weekly rent


Myrtle Court


ensuite study bedroom in shared student flat

Capital Gate


ensuite study bedroom in shared student flat

Cambridge Court


ensuite study bedroom in shared student flat

Vita Student

from £150 to £195

self-contained studio flat

About the accommodation:

  • all of the accommodation available is located in 'halls', which consist of shared student flats and studios, rather than more traditional 'halls of residence'
  • a typical flat consists of four to six individual bedrooms with shared communal space for relaxing, cooking and eating
  • all bedrooms and studios are single occupancy only and in most cases they are also ensuite
  • all accommodation is located within the city centre, within easy walking distance of the majority of our teaching buildings
  • students with courses based at our IM Marsh campus will need to travel there from the city centre for lectures, a journey of approximately four miles. LJMU will provide a free bus pass for the period of your study
  • there is no catered accommodation available in Liverpool but all flats and studios are equipped with fully-fitted kitchens
  • there are no meal plans available at LJMU. Each of our teaching buildings has a café and/or vending machines. There are grocery stores within easy walking distance of each of the halls and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and fast-food outlets within the city centre
  • tenancy agreements run from the check-in date of 3 September 2016 to the check-out date of 6 January 2017. You are required to pay the rent for the full tenancy period before your arrival at the accommodation
  • rents include all heating and lighting costs, WiFi connectivity in your flat, and basic insurance for your possessions
  • it may be possible to place more than one student in the same flat if you and a friend want to live together, but in order to do so you'll need to let us know

If you would like to request a room for the first semester of 2016/17 please email stating that you are an incoming student and let us know which accommodation option you would prefer. Please do not contact the halls directly to try to book.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about accommodation.

Do I need to take out medical insurance?

You will need to take out medical insurance for the duration of your stay in the UK or check whether an existing policy would cover you.

When you arrive in the UK you should register with a local doctor. Please see our health and wellbeing section for more information.

You can find further information and advice about health and healthcare on the UK Council for International Student Affairs website.

What should I know to help me prepare for my stay in Britain?

The UK Council for International Student Affairs website has a wealth of information and advice to help you prepare for your stay in the UK including information about visas, cost of living, working in the UK, healthcare and more.

Also be sure to take a look at the Visit Britain and Visit Liverpool websites to find out about attractions, events, travelling, shopping and eating, as well as practical information.