Frequently asked questions
What Qualifications do I require?
What if I don't meet those entry requirements?
LJMU can offer you a Foundation Course for the 1st year that will get you up to speed and into your desired degree program, or alternatively through the Steven Gerrard Academy and Auckland College, Liverpool you could opt for a study related B/Tec diploma to ensure your entry the LJMU in Year 2.
What does it cost to attend LJMU and The Steven Gerrard Academy?
A great deal will depend on the type of accommodation you choose in addition to your chosen degree and the soccer component of the program. A typical US College Experience over four years will probably cost you somewhere upwards of $140,000. Being as this program is over 3 years, you will save at least one year of that expense. To get a more detailed breakdown, please contact Steve Richards and schedule a call.
The Process Explained:
Contact Steve Richards at Challenger Study and Play Abroad
After hearing the details, Apply for a degree through the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) portal
Receive a Conditional Offer from LJMU specifying the entry requirements:
Entry Requirements: *GPA of 3.0 and./orSAT 1200 or aboveACT 26 or above* Have 3 AP Classes with a score of 3 of higher, one being Math or Science
* Submit a Personal Statement (outlining/explaining why they should accept you and why you are taking that specific degree and why LJMU)
* Submit an Academic Reference on official letter headed paper from a tutor, teacher , school counselor or Principal to support your application
Receive an Unconditional Offer and CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) Letter from LJMU and follow the next step instructions to obtain your visa, arrange accommodation, pay your deposit and start planning your first flight to the UK
Is a Visa required and if so, how do I apply for it?
How much does Visa cost?
The Visa Process, costs, Biometrics and all other logistical information explained:
Are there any other Additional Costs?
You will need to pay for your Immigration Health Surcharge. The cost of this surcharge is £470 per year and this will give you access to the UK's National Health Service (NHS) that includes doctors, dentists and hospitals when your are in the UK. In addition you might aso want to look into some personal Travel Insurance for the duration of your stay.
Will I need a TB injection?
Can I use FAFSA (The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Liverpool John Moores University?
Yes! LJMU is approved by the US Dept. of Education and so students form the US applying to study there can complete the process to see if they are eligible for any financial aid: FAFSA.
What are the accommodation options?
What is Liverpool John Moore University like?
There are many links that will get you the information your looking for from Living in Liverpool, Things to do in Liverpool, Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs, Places to go in Liverpool, Visit, Liverpool, Visit Britain etc. Here is the link to Life at LJMU
What does a normal week at LJUM and SGA look like?
What Leagues and games do SGA play in?
(details coming soon)
What other opportunities are available to me?
Studying and Playing in the UK opens the door to a whole host of opportunities from an educational, cultural and travel perspective. Liverpool, being situated in the North West of England provides easy access to Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Scotland via car, bus, rail or air. It is only approx 4 hours or less from 5 capital cities in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff and is a great location to start your exploration of Mainland Europe, with Euro bound trains leaving Liverpool Lime Street Train Station daily.