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Why demand for a place at Liverpool’s universities is increasing among international students

Liverpool has over 11,000 international students1 and counting. With the UK benchmark for international students at 13% growth each year, why is Liverpool growing at a rate of 19%2

The answer is simple – Liverpool has everything you could need as an international student; five Universities, traditional British and vibrant modern culture, great transport links and accommodation so well catered it makes a home away from home. 

With just over 51,000 students, international students make up over 20% of the total students in the city. This is in part due to high quality of Universities available, of which there are five: The University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, plus the accompanying course offering, with a high focus on science, technology, engineering and maths courses. 

However, University isn’t just about the course you study, it is about the city you adopt as your new home. Liverpool has a rich history of culture from The Beatles, to the iconic story of the Titanic, to learning about WWII at the U-Boat Story, to more recently shopping at Liverpool One and the buzzing Cavern Quarter Victoria Street for an all-immersive British nightlife. The range of activities and culture is certainly a pull for international students to learn not only about their chosen course, but the city they live in. 

Why demand for a place at Liverpool’s universities is increasing among international students

The transport links to and from Liverpool are ideal for international students coming from the Far East, most notably Chinese students which make up 54% of the international students at The University of Liverpool compared to the 26% average at other Universities. Liverpool being easily accessible through their own major international airport, and easy train access to Manchester, London and Glasgow makes the city even more appealing.

As well as the city itself, arguably the deciding vote for where you go to University abroad lies with where you will be spending most of your time – your accommodation and the community it offers you. Enter true Liverpool. Set to revolutionise student accommodation in the city, purpose-built student accommodation brand true student have an established and proven track record in delivering market leading experience for students. Opening for September 2021, true Liverpool will have a strong focus on health, community and experiences for all its residents. So much more than just a bedroom, opportunity awaits for international students to live, study & indulge in true Liverpool’s incredible all-inclusive, on site amenities with the amazing festival zone, stunning top floor sky lounge & terrace, dedicated library, café, multiple come dine with me kitchens, welcome hub, managed laundry & cycle storage as well as a game changing 24/7 gymnasium – packed full with state of the art, latest tech enabled equipment for customised 1:1, small & large group classes supported by personal training partners.

Combined alongside free cleaning, unlimited printing, all-inclusive bills, insurance, lightning-fast Wi-Fi supported at all times by the on-site fully trained team true, delivering an amazing trueLifeä  events calendar, packed full of opportunities to learn, discover, explore and have fun for international students in the new city that they now call home.

Ben Morley, managing director at true Student said:

“Liverpool is the ideal city for students from across the world to start and further their development in higher education. This is due to the opportunity students have to immerse themselves in the British culture, gain qualifications from top tier Universities and feel at home in the highest standard of all-inclusive student living.”

“We are thrilled to be bringing our multi award-winning brand & team to open soon in one of the very best cities in the world. Opportunity awaits to welcome both new and existing UK & International guests to experience a new and exciting standard of student living in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge quarter.

true Liverpool will open this September on Erskine Street. Reservations can be made here. Further details and opening date to follow.


  1. Higher Education Statistics Agency – https://www.hesa.ac.uk/
  2. Knight Frank Liverpool City Market Report – Student Property Report 2019/20

READ MORE: New luxury, independent student accommodation – true Liverpool to open this September

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