Study Abroad at Edge Hill


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 institution.

We prefer to receive applications that have already been submitted to and approved by the International Education Office at your home university. All Study Abroad students should receive the 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 advisor/departmental chair. For further information please contact our team.

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

Semester 12019/202020/212021/22
ArrivalWed/Thurs 11/12/9/19Wed 23/9/20Wed/Thurs 15/16/09/21
InductionFri 13/9/19Thurs 24/9/20Fri 17/09/21
Teaching startsMon 23/9/19Mon 05/10/20Mon 27/09/21
Teaching endsFri 13/12/19Fri 08/01/21Fri 17/12/21
DepartureSat 14/12/19Sat 19/12/20Sat 18/12/21
Semester 2
ArrivalThurs/Fri 9/10/01/20Wed 13/01/21Thurs/Fri 6/7/01/22
InductionMon 13/01/20Thurs 14/01/21Mon 10/01/22
Teaching startsMon 20/01/20Mon 25/01/21Mon 17/01/22
Teaching endsFri 15/5/20Fri 14/5/21Fri 13/05/22
DepartureSat 16/5/20Sat 15/05/21Sat 14/05/22


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 click here.

How to apply

For all incoming Study Aboard students the main point of contact is the International Office but we do have our own Study Abroad staff working across the globe (please see below). Here in the International Office we have many years of experience working with incoming Study Abroad and International students. If you have any further questions you can email the contact for your country below or alternatively –

Please check with the International Education Office at your college or university to see how they would like you to apply.

Applications from USA and Mexico

Edge Hill University Study Abroad Application Form (applicants from USA and Mexico)

For any enquiries, please contact;

Jason Keeling

Head of North American Study Abroad Operations

Edge Hill Ohio Office

679 Overbrook Drive





Telephone: 1 (614) 562 7181


Applications from South Korea, China & Japan

Study Abroad application form

Enquiries to

Naomi Willoughby

Regional Manager – International Office

Edge Hill University

St Helens Road



L39 4QP

Telephone: +44 (0)1695 657358


Applications from all other countries

Please contact;

International Office

Edge Hill University

St Helens Road



L39 4QP

United Kingdom

Telephone: 00 44 1695 657122


Through a study abroad provider such as CCIS

We prefer to receive applications that have already been submitted to and approved by the international education office at your home university.

If you do not use this route, you must obtain permission to study at Edge Hill from your Academic advisor/departmental chair

Financial Aid from Home Institutions

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

What to submit

The following documents must be completed and submitted to be considered for this programme:

  • Full & complete relevant application form
  • Academic reference from your home institution
  • Copy of your most recent academic transcript (officially translated in English if needed)
  • Copy of your Bio-metric passport page
  • Full course selection list from Study Abroad Module Catalogue
  • Personal statement, in no more than 500 words, explaining why you want to study abroad and what you expect to gain

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

Application deadlines

For the fall semester and full academic year programmes of study, your documents should arrive by 1st June.

For the spring semester programme of study, your documents should arrive by 1st December.

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 advisors at home campuses to ensure that students meet the prerequisites for Edge Hill University classes.

How our degree programmes work

Edge Hill University degree programmes follow the traditional British degree system which usually allows students to complete their degree in three years.

Students in the UK follow either a single subject or joint honours programme throughout their degree course. This means that the students focus upon their chosen area of study from the start of their degree.

We recommend that you should select classes from the equivalent year of study in your home country. For example, if you are in the first year of your degree, you should select classes from the first year of our degree programmes. If you have no prior knowledge of a subject, you should not select third year courses as you will not have the background required to have a positive outcome to your study.

You are able to select classes that will meet major, minor or general education requirements at your home institution. It is your responsibility to:

  • establish course equivalences
  • obtain agreement that your home institution will accept classes taken at Edge Hill University and transfer the credits

Course Transfer

We recommend that you obtain approval from your home institution at the time of applying to study at Edge Hill. If needed, we can usually e-mail you or your Advisor a full syllabus to assist with the credit transfer process.

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.

Download the Study Abroad Module Catalogue here:

Study Abroad Module Catalogue 2019-20

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 enrollments.

If you are a Study Abroad students please only use the catalogue above and not the main Edge Hill web site when choosing your classes.

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, i.e. 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

Updated 3.7.18

Updates – Psychology (PSY) module changes

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 Tier 4 student visa.

Student life

To find out more about life at Edge Hill University please click here.

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.

More information can be found here.