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Study Abroad at Edge Hill University

EHU has been actively engaged with its Study Abroad programme for many years. The Study Abroad Programme at Edge Hill is a short programme for students who wish to study in the UK at Edge Hill University for one or two semesters. Students remain enrolled at their home institution and will achieve UK credit at the end of their studies at Edge Hill to transfer to their home institution degree programme. We welcome all incoming Study Abroad to our award-winning university and campus. Below you will find all the essential information you need to study with us.


If you think you would like to participate in the Study Abroad programme at Edge Hill University you should discuss the possibility with your International Education Office at your home university.

All Study Abroad students should receive approval of their Home Institution during the application process. If you do not use this route, you must obtain permission to study at Edge Hill from your Academic adviser/departmental chair. For further information please contact

What is included? *

  • Tuition Fees
  • Accommodation on campus in a single room
  • Collection from Manchester/Liverpool Airport (or the train stations as specified on the pre-departure webpage). Please note that students who arrive outside of the designated dates will have to meet the cost of their transfer to the University
  • Meal package which provides up to 12 meals each week
  • Services of the International Office

*may vary depending on the type of Study Abroad student you are

Semester dates

Study Abroad Dates:
Semester 1September 2024
ArrivalMonday 23/09/24 & Tuesday 24/09/24
InductionMonday 30/09/24
Teaching startsMonday 07/10/24
Teaching endsFriday 20/12/24
DepartureSaturday 21/12/24 & Sunday 22/12/24
Semester 2January 2025
ArrivalThursday 16/01/25 & Friday 17/01/25
InductionMonday 20/01/25
Teaching startsMonday 27/01/25
Teaching endsFriday 02/05/25
DepartureSaturday 17/05/25 & Sunday 18/05/2025


To study at Edge Hill you must:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 (or equivalent) Please note that all applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and circumstances which may have affected a student’s GPA will be taken into account
  • You must have completed your first year of university

What are the English Language Requirements?

All classes are taught entirely in English and you need to speak and write English fluently to study at Edge Hill.

For applicants where English is a second language students are required to present evidence of English language ability (or have their English language ability assessed by Edge Hill) to be granted a Study Visa to study in the UK.

For full details of English Language qualifications that are acceptable for entry to undergraduate/bachelor study please visit our dedicated page.

How to apply

For all incoming Study Abroad students the main point of contact is the International Office. Here in the international Office we have many years of experience working with incoming exchange and International students. If you have any further questions you can email

If you are interested in becoming a Study Abroad student at Edge Hill University then you will need to do the following:

  • Speak with your home university to check that they have a partnership agreement in place with Edge Hill University
  • For all exchange students we must receive a nomination from your home institution via our Nomination Form before you apply.
  • Once you have been nominated you will be invited to complete the correct application form below.
  • Visit our applying direct webpage for more information about the application process.
  • Complete the application form below by creating an account
  • Visit our applying direct webpage for more information about the application process.

Semester 2 (Spring) Application

The application deadline for Full year or Semester 1 only programmes (September 2024 start) is 1st June 2024
The application deadline for Semester 2 (January 2025 start) is 1st December 2024

Some subject areas impose a maximum limit to the number of Study Abroad students that they will accept, so we advise applying early.

If you have any questions regarding your application, or if you need to send further documents to support your application please contact

For applicants from the USA and Mexico, you can also contact:

Jason Keeling
Head of Study Abroad Operations
Tel: +1(614)562 7181

Please note: Edge Hill University is not able to administer any financial aid or scholarships that Study Abroad students would normally receive through their home institution.

Course information

Many undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) are open to Study Abroad students. We also offer courses in the Faculties of Health and Education.

You select your own programme of study (subject to availability of courses and timetabling constraints).

You should select classes that:

  • Are relevant to your studies
  • Will fulfil your academic requirements at your home institution

We will advise you about your selections and will not approve classes that are inappropriate for you. When necessary we liaise with academic advisers at home campuses to ensure that students meet the prerequisites for Edge Hill University classes.

How our degree programmes work
Course Transfer

Module catalogue

A class (called a ‘module’ at EHU) is a self-contained package of education taught during a single academic semester or over whole year.

The module catalogue indicates the suggested UK credit values of our courses. A normal semester course load is 12 US credits (60 UK credits). This can usually be achieved by taking 3 x 20UK credit (4 US credit) courses or a combination of 2 and 4 credit courses. To ensure a positive student experience, we would not advise students to exceed 15 US credits (80 UK credits) during their time at Edge Hill University.

All Study Abroad students must choose from the Study Abroad catalogue. Please do not choose via the main EHU course catalogue as some courses may not be available to you.

You can view the module catalogue here

Assessments will be set at various points over the semester. Study Abroad students will take the validated assessment. Visiting students may choose from a range of courses and may take classes across faculties and departments. Acceptance on these courses is subject to academic prerequisites, timetabling constraints and ceilings on enrolments.

Module Codes

The first three letters of the module code indicate the subject area to which the module belongs. The first numerical digit of the code corresponds to the level of study, for example LNG2100 is a UK second year course equivalent to a Junior level course in the United States. As indicated above, students should select modules which are at an appropriate level and consistent with their existing level of study.

Note: The contents of these resources are for information purposes only and should not be viewed as the basis of a contract between the student and the University. No guarantee is given that courses will not be altered, cancelled, substituted or otherwise amended at any time.

Please note that whilst every effort has been made to make this catalogue up to date all course are subject to change. Please read the guidance at the start of the catalogue.

Field experience

Edge Hill offers visiting students the opportunity to participate in the field experience in education. An early application is essential.

The field experience provides opportunities for students to take study abroad courses and explore the British education system first-hand by spending one day per week observing classes in a local school. Applicants must have completed at least two courses in education, psychology or a related field. This is not a credit bearing course, but students will be supported during their time at school.

Please contact the International Office for further details on price and availability.

Please note that a police background check MUST be submitted if required by the International Office. UK law requires this for anyone who works in a school or other environment where minors or vulnerable adults are present. A police search at State level is required and where available should include fingerprint checks by the FBI. The results of your police background check should be sent to one of our US offices as early as possible and certainly before you depart for the UK. Please visit the following website for your application and further information:

Please note

In order to comply with UK immigration laws, students wishing to undertake a field experience or internship will have to apply for a Student visa.

Student life

Upon first arrival at Edge Hill you will be invited to take part in Orientation activities organised by the International Office. This will introduce you to the Campus, the town of Ormskirk as well as providing you with opportunities to go on trips to other places of interest nearby.

View more information about International Student Support.

Or read about undergraduate life at Edge Hill University.