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International applicants

The information provided below is for International students coming to the UK to start their undergraduate degree programme in September 2021.

Key dates

DateWhat’s happening
Thursday 28 JulyLearning Agreement
Deadline for your ERASMUS learning agreement to be sent to the Erasmus Co-ordinator
Sunday 31 JulyDeadline for on-campus accommodation applications
If you’re applying to live on Campus during your studies, you will have to complete your application by 31 July to guarantee your place.
Friday 6 AugustDeadline for visa application submission
If you’re applying for a visa the deadline is the 6 August BUT all applications are individual so please email [email protected] for more information.
Thursday 4 AugustOnline Enrolment – PGCE students ONLY
Online Enrolment will be live – look out for an email on the day with all the information you will need.
Wednesday 21 September and Thursday 22 SeptemberStandard Arrival dates for international students
Collection from Manchester/Liverpool Airport. Please note that students who arrive outside of the designated dates will have to meet the cost of their transfer to the University.
Friday 23 SeptemberInternational orientation and Welcome event
International orientation starts and there is a Welcome event on campus.
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 SeptemberWelcome Weekend
UK residential students will move on to campus.
Monday 26 SeptemberInduction Week
This week will include your Academic Induction Sessions and a range of social activities to introduce you to university life.
Thursday 13 OctoberCourse change date – ERASMUS and Study Abroad Programme students only
If you are on the ERASMUS or Study Abroad programme this is the latest date when your module choices can be changed.
Monday 31 OctoberTuition fees payment
First instalment of tuition fees is due to be received.
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 DecemberStandard Departure Dates
Free transport with collection from campus to Manchester/Liverpool Airport. Please note that students who depart outside of the designated dates will have to meet the cost of their transfer to the airport.
Monday 9 JanuaryTuition fees payment

Preparing for University

Preparing to move to a new country can be one of the most exciting and scariest things to do. The International Student Support Officer will email you pre-departure to help guide you through those few weeks prior to departing your home country and moving to the UK.

As well as activities exclusively available to international students the faculty and department that you will be studying in will also organise first week activities for you. Check out the Induction Week Timetable so that you don’t miss any key events.

The British Council have information about studying in the UK which can be found online.

About six weeks before you arrive on campus the international office will send you a series of emails which will cover the following:

  • Introduction and standard arrival dates
  • The Global Friends scheme and our social media links
  • What to bring, campus life, local area guide and semester dates
  • International student orientation week
  • Airport meet and greet service and free transportation to campus

Booking your flights

We have standard International Student arrival dates so new students can take advantage of our airport meet and greet service and free transportation to campus on our two international student arrival dates on either Wednesday 21 September or Thursday 22 September.

Before you book your flight please ensure you are aware of our arrival dates above.

When booking your flight you should ensure that you enter the UK through one of the recognised immigration points, for example, Liverpool or Manchester airports.

You should ensure that you do not book flights that travel through the Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man, as you will not get the correct visa stamp in your passport.

Meet and greet service

We want your arrival in the UK to be as stress-free as possible.

If you are arriving on one of our international student arrival dates there will be someone to meet you at the airport and show you to your free transportation which will bring you to campus.

If you are arriving outside of our standard arrival dates then we will be happy to help book you a taxi from the airport and ensure the driver meets you when you arrive.

You are welcome to make your own way to campus please just let us know details of your arrival by emailing [email protected] so we can ensure everything is in place for you when you arrive on Campus.

Course preparation

To help you prepare for you course, please visit the relevant course preparation pages.

Undergraduate
If you are studying an undergraduate degree programme visit your course preparation page now and simply select your course from the drop down list.

PGCE / PGDE
If you are studying a PGCE or PGDE programme visit your course preparation page now and select your course from the drop down list.

Postgraduate
If you are studying a postgraduate degree programme visit your course preparation page now. If your course is not listed, please contact [email protected].

Your guide to campus

To find out more about the Edge Hill campus, please visit this page here.

Accommodation

What’s included?

The room
All utility bills are included and you will find everything you need is just a few minutes walk from your room.  All rooms include WiFi access, a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. You are free to bring your own items to personalise your room.

Bed sheets, duvets, pillowcases and towels are provided in all international student rooms, although you may wish to purchase your own when you arrive.

Kitchens
All students have a lockable cupboard in their kitchen and are expected to share refrigerator/other kitchen storage space with their housemates.

Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are not provided. English Language Development (from partner universities) and Study Abroad students’ accommodation includes a catered meal package.

Extra items can be purchased at a very reasonable price in the many shops within Ormskirk.

Paying your Accommodation Fees

A link to your contract will be emailed to you before you arrive.  This requires e-signing before you collect your room keys.

You can pay your accommodation fees in one of three ways:

  1. In advance (the full amount)
  2. When you arrive on campus (the full amount)
  3. When you arrive on campus (in instalments)

You may also need to pay a deposit in advance to secure your room, this amount will then be deducted from your overall accommodation fees.

If you have any questions regarding your accommodation please email [email protected].

Meet Your Future Hall Mates

During the summer, you will be able to find a list of Halls Facebook groups here.

Study abroad students

What’s included?

The room
All utility bills are included and you will find everything you need is just a few minutes walk from your room.  All rooms include WiFi access, a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair. You are free to bring your own items to personalise your room.

Bed sheets, duvets, pillowcases and towels are provided in all international student rooms, although you may wish to purchase your own when you arrive.

Kitchens
All students have a lockable cupboard in their kitchen and are expected to share refrigerator/other kitchen storage space with their housemates.

Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are not provided. English Language Development (from partner universities) and Study Abroad students’ accommodation includes a catered meal package.

Extra items can be purchased at a very reasonable price in the many shops within Ormskirk.

Paying your Accommodation Fees

A link to your contract will be emailed to you before you arrive.  This requires e-signing before you collect your room keys.

You can pay your accommodation fees in one of three ways:

  1. In advance (the full amount)
  2. When you arrive on campus (the full amount)
  3. When you arrive on campus (in instalments)

You may also need to pay a deposit in advance to secure your room, this amount will then be deducted from your overall accommodation fees.

If you have any questions regarding your accommodation please email [email protected].

Meet Your Future Hall Mates

During the summer, you will be able to find a list of Halls Facebook groups here.

Study Abroad Students

If you are studying on the Study Aboard Programme your accommodation fees are included in your Programme Fees but you will still have to e-sign your accommodation license agreement before you collect your keys.

Living off Campus

Most international students choose to live on campus, but for those that prefer more independence there is a variety of privately owned accommodation around the Ormskirk Campus and surrounding area, such as Liverpool, Southport and St Helens.

Our Accommodation Team can offer support to enable you to find off-campus accommodation, including providing a register of local student properties.

Living off campus, you will still have access to all of the University’s support services, IT and library resources, catering outlets, launderette, social areas and activities.

Edge Hill runs a shuttle bus from Ormskirk bus station to campus which you may find useful if you are living in Ormskirk or commuting in by train. This bus is free if you show your Edge Hill Unicard. For timetables please click here.

You need to decide what you can afford to pay in rent before you start looking for properties. There is plenty of accommodation available so there is no need to take the first house you look at. You should never take a house without viewing it first.

Any contract you sign with a private landlord is a legally binding document for a fixed term and you are financially liable for the rent for the whole term of the contract so make sure you’re certain you want a property before committing yourself. Before you sign any contract, it is best to seek advice from the Accommodation Team

Tuition fees and financial information

Tuition fee payments

For students requiring a Student Visa a 50% tuition fee deposit is required before a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) can be issued.

If you are classed as an overseas student for fees but do not require a Student Visa, a 50% tuition fees deposit is required prior to enrolment.

You will then have two options available to pay the remaining tuition fees:

  1. You can pay your remaining fees before you enrol at the University
  2. You pay your remaining fees in two equal instalments

If you start your course in September the first payment is due by 31 October and the second instalment is due by 10 January.

How to make a payment

Please contact the international admissions team at [email protected] for further for further information.

Budgeting

Once you arrive here to study, you will need to budget for your general day-to-day living expenses.

For general living costs for things such as books, food, clothing and transport, it is very difficult to give an exact figure, but we recommend that you budget approximately £7,000-£8,000 per year for all living expenses including accommodation. This is, however, just a guide and individual needs and requirements will be different.

The British Council also have a useful budget planning in the UK section on the Education UK website that you may find of interest.

Tuition fee policy statement

You can view the Tuition Fee Policy Statement here.

Enrolment

Enrolment is a mandatory process that you must complete at the beginning of the year to become a registered student of the University, activate your IT/Library account. The enrolment process is completed online, in two stages:

Stage one

The first stage of enrolment will open on Thursday 1 September. As part of this process you will need to provide the University with some personal information, including proof of your identity.

You should ensure that you have completed stage one by Friday 16 September.

As part of stage one, you are required to upload a photograph and identification. To prepare for this, please read the online guide. 

After completing stage one, emails regarding enrolment will be sent to your Edge Hill email account. You will need to make sure this is set up before you complete stage two.  To access your Edge Hill email account, please visit the Student Homepage.

Please note, you will only be able to set up your email once you have received your stage one email.

Stage two

Once you have submitted your stage one enrolment, and the Enrolment Team have verified your photo and ID, you will be ready to complete stage two. You will be sent a confirmation email with instructions to your Edge Hill email account (make sure you set this up before you arrive).

Stage two is really simple. When you arrive on campus all you need to do is:

  • Log onto the Eduroam WiFi on your mobile device (or use a networked campus PC)
  • Open your confirmation email, click the link, log in using your student number and password
  • Click the button ‘Enrol Online’. Once clicked, you will have completed the enrolment process.

To make the process as quick as possible for you on the day of your arrival, please read the enrolment guide here.

If you need help with any stage of the enrolment process get in touch: [email protected]

Induction week

Your Induction Week timetable provides all the information you need during your first week – including where you need to be and when. Your Induction Week timetables will be available over the summer.

As part of your Induction Week, you can:

Explore our support services
Studying at university can be different to anything you’ve done before and you’ll need to know how to get the most out of the library and other learning resources that you’ll need during your studies. Full details are available online.

Check in with your Personal Tutor
Every Edge Hill student has a Personal Tutor, who’s there to help you get the most out of university. You will meet in a group and also individually two or three times a year, and they are always available to discuss any personal or academic concerns you might have. You usually have the same Personal Tutor for the duration of your course.

Get to know your surroundings
Did you know that Edge Hill’s campus is award-winning?  There’s plenty to explore including social areas with outdoor seating, lakeside walks, hidden gardens and a nature trail complete with outdoor exercise equipment. Ormskirk town centre boasts beautiful parks and a lively high street with shops, banks, cafes, bars and a market twice a week. And, when you sign up to Totum via the Students’ Union, you’ll get exclusive student discounts in local shops and restaurants.

Get to know the Students’ Union
While much of your time at Edge Hill will be focused on studying, university is a place where you can develop all aspects of yourself. Whether that’s learning a new language, joining a society or sports club, or spending a year studying abroad, the SU’s Welcome Fair is the place to go to find out what’s on offer. This year the SU is offering a virtual programme, find out more here

Register for Medical Care
If you are studying for longer than 6 months we strongly recommend registering with a local Doctors in Ormskirk.  The earlier you can register, the better. There are a number of inclusive GP practices in Ormskirk with which you may wish to register:

Beacon Primary Care are a doctors surgery who allow Edge Hill Students to register by contacting them directly.

Find out more about local Doctors

You can also access the Walk-in Centre which is located on Ruff lane, about a 5 minute walk from campus.

If you have a cough, cold or headache then appropriate medication can be purchased at the McColl’s store located within The Hub on campus or locally at the pharmacy in Ormskirk.

Find out what’s on

We have an exciting programme of events to help you settle in and find friends that will be available in August before your arrival in September.

Discover Campus Life at Edge Hill
The EHU Campus Life Team are here to help you make the most of your time with us at Edge Hill University. Let them help you to feel a part of our community and find the events you want to be at.

Over the year the team will be hosting and promoting a variety of activities on and off campus such as football tournaments, film nights, talent shows, shopping trips and seasonal events. They can point you in the direction of anything and everything you will be interested in as well as offer friendly advice and support about student life.

Follow the team’s social media accounts to keep up to date with what’s on:

Visit the EHU Chaplaincy
Edge Hill University Chaplaincy is here to support students and staff of all faiths and none, helping to create a welcoming community on campus. Whether you face economic crisis, family and relationship problems, or simply wish to talk to us, our multi-faith chaplains offer a confidential and non-judgmental service from a spiritual perspective.  Visit the Facebook page for further information.

Go to the Arts Centre
The Arts Centre has an exciting programme of events including film screenings, live outdoor comedy performances and games cafés.  Keep an eye on the Arts Centre webpages for full details of their Induction Week programme and events coming up in the Autumn, visit the website here.

Join the Students’ Union
The Students’ Union have a whole host of activities planned to welcome new students.  More details will be available soon but please keep checking the Students’ Union webpage for any updates.  Visit the SU website here.

Check out Edge Hill Sport
Edge Hill Sport usually have offers for all new students, for an update of the offers for September 2021 please  visit their website here.

Visit the different catering outlets
There are a number of options for grabbing a bite to eat whilst on campus. Find out about the catering venues on site along with current opening times.

Support services on campus

There are a range of support services to help and guide you during your time at Edge Hill, with dedicated teams who can provide advice on a wide range of areas. This page provides more information on:

  • Campus Life – help to settle in to life on campus, make friends and feel part of the Edge Hill community.
  • Campus Support (Security) – a 24-hour support system for students on campus to ensure you feel safe in your accommodation. You can contact them out of hours on 01695 584227.
  • Care Experienced/Estranged Students – support during your time at university through a dedicated contact. Email [email protected] to find out more.
  • Chaplaincy – pastoral guidance and support for students of all faiths and none, helping to create a welcoming community on campus.
  • Disability Support – If you have a medical condition, mobility, visual or hearing impairment, mental health support needs or you have an autism spectrum disorder, the Inclusion team can provide extra support during your time at Edge Hill. Contact them on [email protected] or visit ehu.ac.uk/inclusion for more information. If you have a specific learning difficulty (for example Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD), please contact Library & Learning Services SpLD team [email protected] or visit edgehill.ac.uk/departments/support/ls/disability-support to find out more.
  • Money Advice – advice on all money-related matters including student funding, budgeting, and the Student Support Fund.
  • Transitions – help to navigate the challenges that come with university life, connecting you to support and services to help you succeed.
  • Wellbeing and Counselling – support for issues that affect your wellbeing, such as anxiety, stress, or feeling overwhelmed as well as information about GP and counselling services.

For further information, please visit the Student Services webpages.

Library & Learning Services

Library and Learning Services help all learners make the best use of their services to support your studies, whether on campus or at a distance.

Throughout your time at Edge Hill University, Library and Learning Services will be available to:

  • Help you find out all about library print and digital resources, library facilities and learning spaces within Catalyst
  • Provide academic skills support (UniSkills) at all levels of study from assignment planning to submission and more
  • Provide support using IT, accessing WiFi on campus and learning technologies including Learning Edge – the University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

For more information about accessing WiFi and changing your password please take a look at Ask Us, an online knowledge base of FAQ – ehu.ac.uk/askus

Find out more about Library and Learning Services at edgehill.ac.uk/ls

Visa information

The Student route (previously called Tier 4)
If your programme is longer than 6 months you will need a Student Visa.

Study up to six months
You can apply for a Visitor visa.

All visa applications are individual so please email [email protected] for more information

Contact us

For further information, get in touch using the details below:

International Student Support: [email protected]
Admissions: [email protected]
Visa information: [email protected]
General Queries: [email protected]

The teams are available Monday – Friday, 8:45am to 5pm UK time.