Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University

Before you meet with a study abroad advisor be sure to complete the "Advising Form" linked at the top of this page.

Please note that you will not be able to apply for semester or yearlong study abroad program until you've met with a study abroad advisor.

Program Overview

Eligible participants must be at junior or senior level with a 3.0 GPA preferred.

With more than 7,500 students, Liverpool Hope University (Hope) offers American students the rare chance to study in a British city with very few other Americans. Home of The Beatles, Liverpool was named the fourth friendliest city in the world in 2014 by Rough Guide. Liverpool has a vibrant city center that boasts more museums than any U.K. city outside of London, along with two world-class soccer teams, Liverpool and Everton FC. Manchester is 30 minutes away and London is only two hours by train.

Students may enroll in courses in a richly varied curriculum, including psychology, English literature, theology and mathematics. Hope has a dedicated Arts Campus in the city center where study abroad students can take courses in the creative or performing arts. Accommodation is on a garden campus with an international student community, including five meals a week.

Alongside their academic classes, study abroad students can now complete a Certificate in Service and Leadership. This involves a minimum of 10 hours of volunteering with local projects and some workshops to develop leadership skills. There are many student-led clubs and societies to join, including a variety of sporting events and teams.

Liverpool Hope University website


Students are required to complete GLS 277 in the spring term prior to studying abroad in the fall.

Students earn 12-15 credits depending on courses selected at Liverpool Hope University. All grades earned abroad affect your North Central College GPA when transferred back. Students cannot take courses pass/fail.

For module (course) listings and descriptions, please select the course catalog link on the Liverpool Hope University Study Abroad webpage.

Note:  Students must have courses pre-approved by North Central College prior to taking them abroad. If students change their course schedules while abroad, they must get this change approved. Some departments only permit students to take a certain number of courses that count toward their major abroad. To ensure that all courses count towards their degrees, students must get their department's approval.

Housing and Meals

All Study Abroad students have guaranteed housing at one of Liverpool Hope's campuses. Campus housing has 24 hours security and each dorm has a Residence Tutor who lives in a provides support to students.

North Central College students live at Aigburth Park. It is approximately three miles from the downtown and the Hope Park campus. The Halls are set landscaped gardens and are near a wealth of shops, banks, bars, restaurants, plus a library and church in the immediate vicinity. There are regular free shuttle buses that run to the Hope Park and Cornerstone campuses, and lots of buses to downtown Liverpool.

For additional information on accommodation at Liverpool Hope University, please click here.

Estimated Costs

Students in Direct Enrollment programs (i.e. Liverpool Hope University) pay North Central College tuition plus a $3,500 program fee. This fee includes placement, orientation and guidance fees, as well as standard self-catered housing. The College selects accommodations; if students choose to upgrade, they are responsible for paying any difference in cost. Unless otherwise noted, the fee does not include airfare, travel to and from airport, meals, visa fees, departure tax, books, national insurance, personal travel or spending money. North Central College financial aid does apply.