Two students in Liverpool.

Student life at LJMU

The perfect home for your international studies

With beaches, parkland, seafront and skyscrapers, Liverpool is a beautiful city, but the view isn't the only reason people love it so much. Liverpool has all the attributes of any major European city, but with all the convenience of a small one. Whatever you enjoy, Liverpool has something for you.

LMJU is based in Liverpool, where the cost of living is lower than larger cities like London. From cheaper rent to more affordable nights out, Liverpool has all the advantages of a bigger city, with all the conveniences of a smaller one.

Get involved

No matter what your interests are, there is something for everyone at LJMU. University life goes beyond the classroom, and there is a variety of activities and clubs available to you.

The Students’ Union has over 100 clubs and societies, covering a range of academic and cultural interests. Joining a club or society is a great way to enjoy student life and make friends. You’ll also become more employable as you learn skills such as leadership, negotiation and the ability to use your initiative. The Students’ Union also offers a range of services and activities for students from outside of the UK, including networking and cultural events and trips across the UK.

Stay fit

The LJMU Sports Centre is part of LJMU’s multi-million pound development on Copperas Hill in Liverpool City Centre. The Sports Centre includes an 8 court sports hall, two multifunctional studio rooms and a two floor gym comprising of over 120 training stations complete with the latest Technogym Excite range of equipment. The Students’ Union also runs British University and College Sport (BUCS) teams in a variety of sports, such as badminton, boxing and cricket, as well as football, hockey, netball and rugby union.

Find the perfect city

Life in Liverpool is exciting, with lots to do when you are taking a break from studying. Here are a few of the reasons students come to Liverpool from all over the world:

  • Student population of around 70,000.
  • Liverpool is the 6th most affordable university city in the UK (Liberty Living Study 2019).
  • Home of The Beatles, as well as Liverpool FC and Everton FC.
  • More galleries and museums than any other UK city outside London.
  • UNESCO city of music, thanks to its great live music and events.
  • Home to the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Liverpool has Purple Flag accreditation, meaning our city is a safe place to enjoy a night out.
  • Exclusive offers for LJMU students.
  • Safe and convenient to get around, both on foot and by public transport.

A day in the life of Muhammad from Pakistan

A day in the life of Yunan from China

Best student city in the UK

as voted by students (StudentCrowd University Awards 2023)

Gold rated

in student outcomes in the 2023 TEF results

Mohamed, an international student, and Mo Salah.

It was the best day of my life. When I entered Anfield for the first time, it felt like I was dreaming, everyone was singing for Mo Salah. I was then led to the Players Zone and I saw all the players and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. When I finally met Mo, he said that he would probably see me again, sooner or later, as we both lived in Liverpool.

Mohamed from Egypt
Studied International Foundation Year in Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences

Did you know?

Liverpool has more galleries and museums, including Tate Liverpool and the Museum of Liverpool Life, than any other city outside London.

Become a Student Ambassador

We have an exciting opportunity available at the International Study Centre to develop your social media skills and contribute to our social channels!

Get involved in taking over our social media, writing fun blogs, hosting Q&A sessions, shining bright at events, starring in our marketing materials, sharing your daily activities, and creating engaging content through photos and videos.

Of course, this would also be an impressive experience worth adding to your CV. Once your Student Ambassador role comes to a finish, you will receive a LinkedIn recommendation from us based on your performance.

“Choosing to apply to the student ambassador position was way out of my comfort zone, I can just be honest about that. But I'm grateful for the opportunity and it made me get more skills and apply them in my daily life. It made me more open to speaking to different people and getting different perspectives from other ambassadors” – Awrad, a previous Student Ambassador

A student studying in class


We offer a range of programmes that will prepare you for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Liverpool John Moores University.

An international student smiling in Liverpool.

How to apply

See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.