Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Edge Hill University Direct Program


Program Details
Location(s)  Ormskirk, England
Term   Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Academic Year
Credit   Business, Computer Science, English, Film, History, Literature, Musical Theatre, Psychology, Theatre
Classes Held  On-site
Housing   Residence Hall
Passport Required       
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.75
Grad credit Not Available
Non-WIU   No
Pre-requisite None
Student Year Sophomore, Junior, Senior

About the Program

General: Situated in northwest England, Edge Hill University is only 20 miles from Manchester and a train ride from London. Ormskirk is a friendly 12th century market town with a student population of about 23,000. Students participating in this program during the fall or spring semester have options to take a variety of courses towards their major, minor, or general education requirements. 

Housing and Meals: All students participating in the program live in student residence halls with single rooms. More information is available on the Edge Hill University accommodation website

Entry Requirements: The visa required for students will vary based on the length of time of their program. Students going for one semester can apply for their visitor visa upon arrival in England. Students participating in an academic year program must apply for a visa before entering England. Visa requirements can be found on the UK immigration website.

Health Insurance: It is a university policy that all WIU students who study abroad are either covered under WIU student health insurance OR have purchased the Patriot Travel Medical Insurance plan through IMG.

Costs (Comparative Table)

Tuition 12 semester hours, plan Q 4,603.44 11,400
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 4,790.00 included in tuition
Student visa   123.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 9,793.44 12,168.00*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available.  

Semester Dates

Fall: Mid-September - Mid-December

Spring: Early January - Mid-May

You can find out more information about Edge Hill University by visiting their website.


Students are eligible to take all courses listed in the Study Abroad Catalog. Other courses may be available in the spring semester. Please note that courses at Edge Hill are called "modules."

 Contact US:

Sarah Looman 
Horrabin Room 8
Tel: 309-298-2504