Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

East China University of Political Science and Law

Edge Hill University

Located 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

Location  Ormskirk, England
Term(s)   Semesters only
Fall: Mid-September - Mid-December
Spring: Early January - Mid-May
Areas of Study Business, Computer Science, English, Film, History, Literature, Musical Theatre, Psychology, Theatre, Criminal Justice, Education, Geography, Health, and MORE!
Housing   Residence Hall
Passport Required       
Visa (for US citizens) Required for programs 6 months or longer
GPA 2.75
Grad credit Not Available
Non-WIU No
Pre-requisite None
Student Year Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Entry Requirements

Passport:  Required. Must be valid for at least six (6) months after your study abroad program ends.  For information on how to apply for or renew a passport, see Passports 101 .
Current passport processing times are 12-18 weeks.  Plan accordingly to avoid issues obtaining your visa, airine tickets, and other necessary items for travel.  Failure to receive your passport in time can lead to postponement of your program.

Visa:  Student visa requirements vary based on the length of the study abroad program:
Programs shorter than 6 months:   You can apply for your UK Student Visitor Visa upon arrival in England.
Programs longer than 6 months :  You must apply for a student visa before entering England.  Visa requirements can be found on the UK Immigration website .
Traveling to England without the proper visa or paperwork can lead to denied entry to England, forced removal from your program, and financial consequences.

Health Insurance

It is University policy that you must have international health insurance for the time you are abroad.  Only two options are approved to meet this requirement:
  • WIU Student Health Insurance
  • A supplemental plan (Patriot Travel Medical) from International Medical Group (IMG) .

Health Precautions

COVID-19 - You are REQUIRED to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in this program. Proof of vaccination will be required prior to WIU registration.

Walking/mobility/travel - Expect more walking than on-campus.  It is a mixture of urban (pavement/concrete) and natural (grass/dirt) terrain, including uneven/hilly terrain and up/down flights of stairs.  Some historic sites and tourist areas have limited handicapped accessibility.  Sidewalks in these areas can be narrow with uneven surfaces.  

Vaccinations - No vaccinations are required for entry into England.  Up to date vaccination recommendations are available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website .

Accessibility - Accessibility and accommodation are very different from that found in the United States.  Please contact Disability Resources for questions on the availability of accommodations for your specific situation.

PLEASE NOTE  It is your responsibility to request accommodation from DR; staff are not legally permitted to inquire about such needs.  Requests should be made as early as possible so there's sufficient time to arrange accommodations in your location. 

Costs (Comparative Table)

last updated 7/27/21            
Items WIU Edge Hill
Tuition 12 semester hours, plan V            
4,690.00 8,835.00
Commitment Fee   75.00
Health Insurance 795.00 250.00
Passport   135.00
Housing and Meals 4,900.00 4,375.00
Student visa (only for programs 6 months or longer)
Books and Supplies 480.00 200.00
Total 10,865.00 14,355.00*

*You are responsible for purchasing your own flights

Various types of aid are available to help fund your experience.  Check out our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages for more details.


Credits at Edge Hill are counted differently than at WIU.  An "average" Edge Hill class is 20 UK credits or roughly 4 WIU semester hours.  You will take at least 60 UK credits (12 WIU sh) but no more than 80 UK credits (15 WIU sh).
Edge Hill uses a 100 point grading scale with letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, C+, C, and F.

At Edge Hill, students follow "Courses" (majors) by taking "Modules" (classes). 

Modules at Edge Hill are taught in English.  They are offered in a wide variety of subjects, allowing you to choose classes for your major, minor, and General Education requirements, all in the same semester.
Not all modules listed on their website are available for Study Abroad students.  You can find a current list of available modules in their Study Abroad 2021/2022 Catalogue .


Housing and Meals

The accommodation option for Study Abroad students at Edge Hill is student residence halls in single rooms. More information is available on the Edge Hill University accommodation website.



Contact Us

Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

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