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Edge Hill University hosts a diverse community of aspirational and inspirational students from across the world. The university offers a range of scholarships for international students, along with excellent pre-arrival and on-campus support from Edge Hill's International Office. Students who do not meet its English language entry requirements may be eligible for the university's six-week pre-sessional English language course, or the International Foundation Year.

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International Student Statistics

220 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • Weekly information emails are sent to students six weeks in advance of their arrival.
  • International students can sign up in advance for the university's 'Global Friends' scheme and any trips or events during the orientation week.
  • On specific dates, the university operates a free meet and greet service at nearby airport/train stations, providing free onward transportation.
  • The international student orientation week includes tours, trips, information sessions and events.

English Language Requirements

  • International Foundation year: IELTS overall score of 5.0, with no element below 4.0 (UKVI approved test only).
  • Undergraduate: IELTS overall score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate Taught: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0, or equivalent.
  • Postgraduate Research: IELTS overall score of 7.0, with no element below 6.5, or equivalent.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of other acceptable English language tests.

Accommodation for International Students

  • Edge Hill University guarantees on-campus accommodation to all international students, providing they apply by the advertised deadlines.
  • Accommodation can be catered or self-catered, and en-suite facilities are also available. Wireless Internet is provided in all university accommodation.
  • Female only accommodation is available.
  • International students are placed throughout the accommodation on campus, depending on their choice of accommodation.
  • Most accommodation contracts allow students to leave their belongings in their rooms over vacation periods, depending on the type of accommodation and contract signed by the student.

Bursaries and Scholarships

A selection of awards offered by the university are below; please refer to the university website for details, and for any country-specific scholarships.

  • International Foundation Scholarship: £1,200 towards the tuition fees of the international foundation programme, awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students who progress onto a full undergraduate degree will receive a £3,975 scholarship towards the first year of their undergraduate tuition fees.
  • Undergraduate Development Scholarship: £1,200 towards the first year tuition fees, awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • Postgraduate scholarships include the Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship of £3,800 towards the tuition fees of a postgraduate or MBA programme, awarded for academic merit; and a PhD Scholarship of £3,800 towards the tuition fees. An additional 20% discount will be applied for alumni of Edge Hill.
  • International Achievement Scholarship: £2,000 toward the next year’s tuition fees, for current international students achieving 70% and above.

Ongoing Support

  • International students are encouraged to visit the International Office for any general help and support including opening a bank account, visa and immigration advice, travel information and more. 
  • Free trips and social activities are organised every month and the global friends scheme is a great way to make a friend on campus before and during a student's course.
  • International students can also access the university’s health and well-being service.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance