"Wedged between serene North Wales and the even-more-serene Lake District, Liverpool provides an opportunity to sample the "real" England. It's the best look at urban England outside London. Beatles fans flock to Liverpool to learn about the Fab Four's early days, but the city has much more to offer — most notably, a wealth of free and good museums, a pair of striking cathedrals, a dramatic skyline mingling old red-brick maritime buildings and glassy new skyscrapers, and — most of all — the charm of the Liverpudlians."
Spend a semester or academic year at the University of Liverpool in North West England on ISU's Semester in Liverpool. This is the non-exchange/direct enroll program in which tuition costs are based on the University of Liverpool's fee to incoming study abroad students. Depending on the exchange rate, this could be a little less than ISU's out-of-state (non-resident) tuition. Iowa resident students (those paying in-state tuition) might wish to consider the ISU Liverpool Exchange program were students pay ISU tuition. For more information on this option click here. However, exchange placement is limited and Semester in Liverpool may be the only available option since there is no limitation on the number of qualified students who can participate.
The University of Liverpool The University was established in 1882 and is comprised of a single urban campus just a 5 minute walk from the city center. The institution occupies 100 acres, and contains 192 non-residential buildings that house 69 lecture theatres, 114 teaching areas and state-of-the-art research facilities.
The university is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is also is a member of the Russell Group, the top twenty public research institutions in the UK.
The University is a pre-eminent research-based university with 32,000 students pursuing over 450 programs spanning 54 subject areas. It has a broad range of teaching and research in both arts and sciences, and the University of Liverpool School of Medicine established in 1835 is today one of the largest medical schools in the UK.
The teaching departments of the University are divided into three faculties (colleges): Science and Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
School of Dentistry
School of Health Sciences
School of Life Sciences
School of Medicine
School of Psychology
School of Veterinary Science
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of the Arts
School of Histories, Languages & Cultures
School of Law & Social Justice
School of Management
School of Combined Honors
Faculty of Science & Engineering
School of Engineering
School of Physical Sciences
School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science
School of Environmental Sciences
The university offers a wide selection of accommodation that are on campus as well as student villages off campus. As part of a £660 million investment in campus facilities and student experience, the university has built 3 new on campus halls, while refurbishing existing accommodation.
A population of 445,000
80 languages spoken at home
UK's oldest Chinese community
Six in ten graduates remain in the city
Home of 50,000+ students
36,000+ active businesses
Projected 15% growth in knowledge economy by 2022
UK's fastest growing city outside London.
Thriving arts, music and cultural capital
World renowned symphony orchestra
Two cathedrals (Anglican and Roman Catholic)
54 million visitors annually
World Heritage skyline
Birthplace of the Beatles
Most museums and galleries outside London
Waterfront area of the city was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 2004
Football (translation soccer) is part of the city's DNA with two Premier League clubs.
Students coming for a full year are guaranteed accommodation in any of Liverpool's Halls of Residence.
For students coming for one semester only, the University is proud to offer accommodation in the Study Abroad Village, which consists of Melville Grove and Tudor Close. This are apartment-style, on-campus, self-catered accommodation. Each student has their own bedroom with shared bathroom facilities. Where demand exceeds supply, preference is given to students coming from International Study Abroad Partner Universities.
Students interested in accommodation in the private sector, should contact Liverpool Student Homes, an organization run jointly between three universities (including the University of Liverpool). All students intending to live in private accommodation should plan to arrive at least the week before classes begin to look for accommodation.