Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University combines academic excellence with state-of-the-art facilities, all set in 160 acres of beautiful, langdscaped grounds.  Located in Ormskirk, Edge Hill is 25 minutes from Liverpool, 40 minutes from Manchester, and a train ride from London. Ormskirk is a friendly 12th century market town that provides you with opportunites for a wide range of culture and leisure activities: live music, theatre, sports, dance, hiking, the arts and shopping.

Location  Ormskirk, England
Term(s)   Semesters only
Fall: Mid-September - Mid-December
Spring: Early January - Mid-May
Areas of Study Biology, Business, Computer Science, Dance, English, Film, Geology, GIS, History, Kinesiology, LEJA, Psychology, Theatre
Housing   Residence Hall
Passport Required       
Visa (for US citizens) Not Required for stays of less than 6 months
GPA 2.75
WIU hours completed
Student conduct
Good standing
Grad credit Not Available
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 11-13 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 follow the policies of your host school, host country, the CDC and TSA. It is your responsibility to know and understand these policies. If policies change before or during your program, it is your responsbility to comply with the new policies. Failure to do so can result in removal from your program and/or the host country, financial consequences and academic consequences at the host school and WIU.

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 7/25/23            
Items WIU Edge Hill
Tuition 12 semester hours, plan W            
4,835 12,800
Commitment Fee --
Health Insurance 1,052 250
Passport --
Student visa (only for programs 6 months or longer)
Housing and Meals 5,450 Included with tuition cost
Books and supplies
Local transportation
785 280
Personal/misc. (phone, laundry, recreation, etc.)
890 650
Total 13,495 14,420*

*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.


Study Abroad students at Edge Hill take 3-4 classes per semester, averaging 12-15 sh 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).
Classes are graded on a 100 point scale with letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, C+, C, and F.

Classes at Edge Hill are taught in English.

"Course" - Major
"Module" - Course or class
"Faculty" or "School" - Department or School

Study Abroad students are eligible to take classes from all areas listed in the Study Abroad Catalogue .  All class requests are subject to approval by the Edge Hill School/Faculty during the application stage.  Individual classes may require proof of pre-requisite coursework.

Housing and Meals

The accommodation option for Study Abroad students at Edge Hill is student residence halls in single rooms. A meal plan of up to 12 meals per week on campus is included; additional meals are your responsibility.  On-campus housing is guaranteed for Study Abroad students.

More information is available on the Edge Hill University accommodation website.



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Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

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