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IAGE Exchange: BEP University of Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
Illinois Sponsor:
IAGE (campus-wide)
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
The University of Liverpool
Program Description:


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Program Specific Information

Academic Environment
Onsite Support
Application Process
Resources and Contact Information
Program Dates


General Study Abroad Information

Program Cost, Financial Aid & Scholarships (*Please note that program-specific costs are available through the "Budget Sheet" link at the top of this page.)
Health & Safety Information
Passport/Visa Information


Academic Environment

What is a British Exchange Program (BEP)?

The British Exchange Program (BEP) is the largest and oldest exchange program at the University of Illinois. Exchange programs are available at universities in England, Scotland, and Wales. The BEP program offers University of Illinois students an affordable way to study abroad in the United Kingdom and the chance to take courses which can fulfill graduation requirements. As a participant in the BEP program, you enjoy the benefits of direct enrollment at a British university. You take all of your classes with British students, live in student housing with other British and international students, and have access to all the sports facilities and clubs of your host university.

Where you will study

The University of Liverpool was founded in 1881, and is known to be the original 'red brick' univeristy with its iconic Victorian buildings.  Today, the University of Liverpool is home to 23,000 students and is renowned for its excellence in research.  Liverpool is a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group and is rated in the world's top 1% of research institutions.  The campus is located in central Liverpool, which is the UK's fastest-growing city outside of London.  To explore the University of Liverpool for yourself, click here.


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In the UK, courses are called "modules".  Modules can be available for the semester or the full academic year.

Before applying for study abroad, all students are encouraged to discuss their interest in study abroad with their academic advisor, and to determine when study abroad best fits within their degree program.  For more information on the available courses at the University of Liverpool, visit the Liverpool course catalog (click on Guide to Choosing Modules).  For a listing of courses that already have Illinois equivalencies, please visit the University of Illinois Course Approval Database.

Restricted and high-demand courses: please be aware that some courses at Liverpool may be restricted from study abroad and exchange students.  In addition, it may be difficult to enroll in high-demand courses due to limited class space.  Please be sure to carefully review any restricted courses when browsing the Liverpool course catalog.  All students should aim to be as flexible as possible with their schedule for study abroad, to accommodate for limited class space and timetable clashes.

Unique opportunities: the University of Liverpool offers an exciting and affordable opportunity to learn more about its neighboring country, Ireland.  The Institute of Irish Studies is open to study abroad and exchange students, and includes courses on Irish literature, history, and even Irish language!  For more information about Irish Studies at Liverpool, click here.

Students can earn up to 36 hours of credit for the academic year and 12-18 hours of credit per semester.

Class size

Studying at the University of Liverpool offers full immersion into courses with Liverpool students. The courses are taught mixing lectures, seminars, tutorials, labs, and fieldwork. Similar to that of the University of Illinois, class sizes will vary at this large institution. Large lectures are accompanied by smaller discussions, which range from 15-30 students per classroom.


All classes in this program will be taught in English.

Student Life

The University of Liverpool students' union (known as the Liverpool Guild of Students) houses over 110 registered student organizations, including academic, social, volunteer, culture, faith, and arts interets. 

In addition, the Liverpool Guild of Students hosts many social events on campus each semester, including Welcome Fair (like Quad Day at Illinois), a formal summer ball, and music gigs.

Away from campus, the city of Liverpool has plenty of activities for all tastes.  Sports fans can watch a Liverpool Football Club match, while arts enthusiasts can explore Liverpool's many museums.  Albert Dock houses restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries, and also provides a magnificent oceanfront view for visitors.  Beatles lovers can explore the Beatles Story, or hop on the Magical Mystery Tour for a two-hour excursion dedicated to the making of the band. 

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Onsite Support

International Student Office

The University of Liverpool has its own international student office to assist with local issues (class scheduling, housing, etc.) and to occasionally plan social events. Find out more about University of Liverpool’s international student office by clicking here.

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Students who attend the University of Liverpool for a full Academic Year are guaranteed housing within the university halls of residence.  Semester students are placed in the Liverpool Study Abroad Village, which includes two blocks of on-campus, apartment-style living.  Most halls, including those in the Study Abroad Village are self-catered, meaning that students have the opportunity to cook their own meals.  For more information about the housing options at the University of Liverpool, click here.

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Application Process


Minimum Eligibility for ALL Terms:
  • Minimum cumulative GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed 2 university semesters at the time of application

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Illinois Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
*See official deadlines at the bottom of this page.

How to Apply
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.

This program has a two-step application process:

Step 1.) The Illinois Abroad application which includes:
  • Official transcript (electronic version preferred)
  • 1 letter of recommendation (must be an Illinois academic adivsor, TA, or professor)
  • Personal essay
  • Online questionnaires
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above. 

Step 2.) The host university application
  • Upon reviewing applications submitted in Step 1, the Illinois Abroad office will nominate students to apply directly to their host university (i.e. University of Liverpool).  If you are nominated for the University of Liverpool program, your study abroad advisor will contact you with more information and instructions.
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Resources and Contact Information

Walk-In Advising Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Illinois Abroad Advising & Resource Center (112 International Studies Building)
First Steps Info Sessions:
Click here for the dates and times of the First Steps Info Sessions.
Program Contact Info
Mike Nelson
112 International Studies Building
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Reception hours: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm


Program Dates

Please review the program dates table below:


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/23/2017 01/26/2018 06/04/2018
Fall Semester 2018 04/01/2018
Rolling Admission 09/17/2018 12/21/2018
NOTE: The provided dates are tentative.
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 09/16/2018 01/24/2019 06/07/2019
NOTE: The provided dates are tentative.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed